Zaragoza and Aragon are captured by the Pilar Festivities, seizing the holiday in December that bears its name to offer a festival that is one of the most reputable holiday events throughout the country.
The Pilar Festivities have two aspects. On the one hand, the religion in which devotees perform various manifestations of the Virgin of Pilar as the offering of flowers, fruits and the procession of 29 floats, known as crystal glass beads. On the other hand, the Pilar Festivities have a playful side. Zaragoza melts in concerts, plays, shows, local folklore, bullfights, carnival figures with large heads making it the quintessential event to attend in Zaragoza and its province.
The bars and restaurants of Zaragoza have a deserved gastronomic reputation. Lunching and dinning in Zaragoza, with its pintxos, tapas and menu dishes, complete the experience that all visitors should be encouraged to undertake with the four origin denominations that the Aragon wines have, ideal to accompany such proposals. Make sure to try the “bacalao al ajoarriero”, the gazpacho eggs, the lamb to the shepherd or the roasted lamb.
The Alfajería is a defensive fortress from the eleventh century with Moorish architecture located within the city, with moat and strong towers on the exterior giving way to a richly ornamented and polychromatic interior, with Moorish arches, columns and calligraphy reliefs.
In the Palace the personality of the spaces overwhelms. The Santa Isabel Patio, the Golden Hall and entrance, the Mosque, the palace of Peter IV the Ceremonious, the Throne Room of the Catholic Kings Palace Católicos are all example of the extraordinary. World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Aljafería Palace is one of the most striking proposals of Zaragoza.
Easter in Zaragoza
Festival declared of National Tourist Interest, Easter has a natural knack and instrumental music that makes it a very enjoyable holiday. It is possible to enjoy the twenty and over fifty fraternities involved in processions taking over the religiosity of these Christian holidays by the percussion of drums and cymbals.