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Zaragoza

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Zaragoza — is a Spanish city, the center of Aragon region and the province of the same name. Situated on the River Ebro. The population of 488,500 inhabitants (1971). A major transport hub. Mechanical engineering (agriculture farm machinery, cars, planes), food (sugar, flour, fruit-canning, wine, vegetable oil, milk), chemicals, textiles, cement, wood and cork, paper, leather industry.

ZaragozaAttractions of Zaragoza:

  • Torre del Agua, or Water Tower, a height of 76 meters is located in the Expocentre Expo 2008 in Zaragoza. It was designed to demonstrate the importance of water on the planet, in particular to take the exposure, "Water for Life", so that even the base of the tower has the shape of a drop. The architect of the tower was valyadolidets Enrique de Teresa.
  • Aljaferia Palace is located 1.5 km to the west of the Cathedral of the Virgin of Pilar. This imposing building, erected in the second half of the 11th century, stands on the bank of the river Ebro once the gardens Atenas and reflects the splendor of the era heyday Taifa.
  • Stone Bridge is a ten minute walk to the north-east of the Cathedral of the Savior. Stone Bridge is also called the Bridge of Lions, as both sides of the bridge are two lions, symbols of the city. They were cast in bronze in 1991 Fansisko Rayo.
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of Pilar is located in the eponymous square in a three-minute walk to the north-west of the Cathedral of the Savior, and 1.5 km to the east of the Palace of Aljaferia.
  • Savior Cathedral (also known as La Seo - La Seo) is one of two cathedrals of Zaragoza, in addition to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar (they are in a three-minute walk from each other). The Cathedral is located in the eponymous square is a ten minute walk to the south-west of the Abbey Church of St. Giles.
  • One of the most beautiful pavilions of Expo Centre Expo 2008, called "The Bridge", was designed by British architect Zaha Hadid of Arab origin. The architect has admitted that it is one of the most important projects in his life. "The Bridge" connects the right bank of the river with Expocentre, its base length of 270 meters to the form of gladiolus. "The Bridge" was the first pavilion, through which visitors pass Expo 2008 (it became the leitmotif of water and its importance in the life of the planet).
  • size of the Virgin of Pilar, one of the most famous public spaces Zaragoza and one of the largest squares in Europe, located in the heart of the city next to the river Ebro. The square can be accessed through the streets of James I and Alfonso. The area is also known as the Cathedral, as her face Zaragoza both cathedrals: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar and the Cathedral of the Savior. Here is a monument to Francisco de Goya, as well as near the cenotaph artist exchanges.
  • Church of St. Paul is a ten minute walk to the west of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar. It is located between the streets of San Blas and the Apostle Paul. The church is called the third cathedral of Zaragoza.
  • Church of St. John de los Panetes, a Catholic church in the Baroque style, is located in the heart of Zaragoza - close to the area of ??the Virgin of Pilar, or Cathedral Square, not far from the Tower of Dams and River Ebro.
  • Church of St. Giles in Zaragoza is on the street Jaime I, a ten minute walk to the north-east of the Cathedral of the Savior.
  • Church of St. Mary Magdalene is located very close to the Cathedral of the Virgin of Pilar.

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