Great city, convenient and comfortable hotel
Posted Nov 23, 2016 on Hotels
First visit to Zaragosa, and very impressed with city and this hotel just outside the historic district and near main Plaza Espana, so walking distance to most historic sites, restaurants,Tapas Bars (not a big fan of Tapas but key area for that is also walking distance). The hotel is in an old historic building but renovated so rooms are spacious, comfortable and well arranged. Hotel Staff friendly, all competent in English, and helpful with suggestions on places to visit and to eat.
Do not miss the Palacio Aljaferia, originally the Muslim palace that retained much of the Islamic influence even after the Reconquista; a bit away from historic town, so either taxi or bus to get there though a pleasant walk back (25 minutes). Home of Catherine of Aragon before marrying Arthur and then Henry Tudor, so full of history and very picturesque with both Muslim and Chrstian influences before the Inquisition put end to that. Certainly rivals Seville, cordoba & Granada.
Also must see: Zaragoza Museum, Plaza del Pilar, Basicila of Our Lady of the Pillar & so much more. You need at least one (very) full day to see everything worthwhile (we spent two nights and one full day) and to see the city at night with all the lights. Everything was within walking distance.
Also if traveling by car, their garage associated with the hotel has direct access, and fairly reasonable rates (15 Euros per night) for guests considering downtown location.