Zaragoza, the capital of northern Spain's Aragon region, is a real treat for history and architecture buffs. Its picture-perfect old quarter is a tribute to its captivating past, with its churches, squares, palaces and abodes styled by its previous occupants – from the Romans and Moors, to the Jews and Christians.

    Overlooking the sparkling Ebro River is the jewel in the Zaragoza's crown: the Baroque-styled Neustra Senora del Pilar, or Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, known for its multiple domes. Beyond fine architecture, the city boasts a fantastic bar scene, as well as some serious good tapas. For traditional Spanish shopping, Mercado Central is a must.

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      Zaragoza is famous for the rich historical heritage left by the Romans and Moors who successively occupied Spain until the 12th century. The Roman ruins include the forum and city wall, the Aljafería Palace and the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, but there are plenty more notable remains from Zaragoza’s long history. Besides the stunning landmarks, Zaragoza is a...

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