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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Zaragoza

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Experience the remarkable divinity of one of Spain’s most important churches, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Located in the heart of Zaragoza, the 17th-century church boasts impressive Baroque architecture of 11 cupolas and four high towers. Walk through the nine dome-topped chapels admiring original artwork, including famous works by Francisco Goya, or visit the prized statue of Our Lady of the Pillar, for whom the church is named. For a small fee, you can ride the elevator to the top of the highest tower for wide views of the city. Before you head to Zaragoza, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Zaragoza travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Zaragoza has to offer, including Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.
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  • It's the most important thing to visit in the city and morover it is free! It's good to take the lift to the tower as well, but it costs 3€  more »
  • We've been to most of Europe's famous churches and this one surpasses them all. Be sure to take the time to see it both up close and from a distance. Spectacular photos!  more »
  • Visited cathedral also known as pillar cathedral for beleive that wishes fulfilled when you ask touching tne pillar. Style and construction is influenced by islamik style.a grand Tall standing buildin...  more »
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  • A cathedral design style and architecture I have not seen too often, especially with the lovely colours on the roof tiles. The interior is decorated very nicely, although there is too much bright light coming inside from the windows that makes looking at the paintings very difficult.
  • Amazing architecture and history, a must see when visiting Zaragoza. The inside is mindblowing!
  • Quite impressive, especially when you see it entering the city. A sort of architecture which is peculiar of this place. Recommended
  • Absolutely gorgeous, do go inside. It's one of the most spectacular churches I've ever seen. Unfortunately, they don't let you take pictures inside, but it's still very worth visiting.
  • Really impressive church with outstanding internal architecture. A few Goya paintings worth themselves the visit

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Where to stay in Zaragoza

When visiting this historical city, most visitors opt to stay in the old quarter, or Casco Viejo, for its convenient proximity to many of the city's iconic landmarks and compact network of local eateries, shops, and traditional architecture. The old quarter is located along the Ebre River meaning that you are only a scenic waterfront stroll away from the rest of the city's buzzing neighborhoods. Several newer hotels are located in the commercial zone centered around Gran Via, one of the city's main arteries, where plenty of shops and well-known restaurants line the buzzing streets. Alternatively, head to the University district for a mix of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and a vibrant nightlife, where accommodation tends to be a bit cheaper.
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