Sat, Oct 05|
Carrer del Clariano, 2, Valencia, Spain
Zaragoza - Fiestas del Pilar
Time & Location
Oct 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Carrer del Clariano, 2, Valencia, Spain
About the Event
“Zaragoza trip”Las Fiestas del Pilar
ENJOY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTIES OF SPAIN: LAS FIESTAS DEL PILAR!
It’s a big party on the streets, with thousends of visitors, activities all day long, music on the streets, and we can drink and dance until late in the night before coming back to Valencia.
We will also show you the city, you will know all its nice corners and know all its history (it was a very important city since Roman times)
We will take a coach from Valencia and visit the most important and symbolic places with a local guide who will tell us the secrets of the city and its monuments. We will also have some time to wander around the streets, try the delicious cuisine (you have to try the lamb or the chicken!) and to buy some souvenirs.
The history of Zaragoza dates back over 2,000 years and still has many traces of the past. Today Zaragoza is the fifth most populated city in Spain and it joins modernity, tradition and history with elegance and pride. It is situated along the river Ebro, the largest river in Spain whos beauty reflects the beauty of the two cathedrals (the Catedral-Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza, and the Seo o Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza) and the city.
A professional guide will give us a complete tour of the city, will tell us its history and will show us the main monuments.
You will be impressed by the Basílica del Pilar nestled in the gigantic and wonderul square with the same name. It’s enormous and elegant but at the same time light and delicate. The basilica is dedicated to the Virgin of Pilar, who is the patron of Spain. In fact, the 12th October is the día de la Hispanidad (Columbus day in America) and this same day is dedicated to the Virgin of Pilar. Make a note of this day in your diary because there are celebrations throughout Spain and no classes!
During the walking tour we will see many Mudejar monuments which are sure to impress because some are World Heritage sites. Mudejar art is a medieval architectural style that comes from the coexistence of Muslims and Christians in the Iberian Peninsula, so it’s likely that this is the first time you will have seen it. You will be amazed for example by the Palace of Aljafería, built in the eleventh century by the Muslims, and passed over to the Christians in the twelfth century when it was completed with this Mudejar style and housed the majestic throne room of the kings of the Crown of Aragon. Nowadays this palace is the headquarters of the Aragón government. Some other mudéjar buildings are the Catedral del Salvador, (la Seo) which harmoniously combines the gothic and Mudejar style, and the Casa y el Arco del Deán, the Zuda tower and much more…
It is the city that borders the wide river Ebro. The rivers in Spain are not usually very big, so we are always impressed by the width and majesticity of this river.
Throughout the day we will enjoy the famous Aragón cuisine. If you like trying new dishes you will have the opportunity to try the ham from the nearby Teruel, and a huge number of different tapas dishes that we don’t have in Valencia, such as las migas (made using leftover bread with spices and meat), el ternasco (the best cuts of lamb from a local breed of Aragón), and el chilindrón (a rich tomato and pepper sauce on chicken). The pork dishes such as the cold meats or pork loin are typical of the area but if you don’t like meat then you can try bacalao a la baturra or bacalao al ajoarriero, two cod dishes which are also typical of the area and delicious! The wine sold here is only available in Zaragoza so it’s a good idea to get some as a souvenir, either a Cariñena or a Somontano.
You will also have some free time to wander around (it’s worth having a look around the old town).
Time and place of depart: Saturday 05/10/19 at 10:00h International VIP Valencia: C/ Actriz Encarna Mañez #3
Time and place of return: Sunday 06/10/19 at 01:30h from Zaragoza International VIP Valencia: C/ Actriz Encarna Mañez #3
The return schedule may be subject to possible variations dependent on external factors such as traffic on highways, shipping, etc…
√ Private Bus from Valencia to Zaragoza √ Official tourist guide to Zaragoza City. √ Free time to visit the city at your leisure. √ Free time party √ Photography √ International Coordination √ Private Bus from Zaragoza to Valencia
★Individual price: 45€★
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/562296251240805/
1) The weather in Zaragoza is less warm than in Valencia, do not forget to bring a jacket. 2) It is advisable to bring a portable charger for the mobile. 3) It is allowed to bring water and food. Also alcoholic beverages but in plastic bottles.
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