Calatayud, Zaragoza

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The second-largest town in Aragón, Calatayud is also known as "the very noble, loyal, always august, and most faithful City of Calatayud." A 15th-century bell tower rises from the city's main plaza as part of the collegiate church of Santa Maria. The church was built on the site of a mosque. Even though the remains of this mosque are hidden deep under the earth, you can still tour Moorish history above ground in the Moorish fortress, one of the oldest and largest on the Iberian peninsula. Put Calatayud and other Zaragoza attractions into our Zaragoza trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • On our trip from Madrid to Zaragoza we saw a small castle from the freeway. It was Calatayud city. On top of a hill there is a Arabic Castle. To arrive there you must follow google maps since there is...  more »
  • First, say that the heritage of mudejar de Calatayud is spectacular, but is poorly supported and developed, since when we went the opening times of some churches don't they respected him and others were locked. The tourist office should organize guided tours of the city, visiting the most important monuments as they do in other locations, and foster more your visit.
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  • We benefited from being shown round the town by an acquaintance who lives there, and the variety of architecture from all epochs makes it definitely worth a visit. The small chapel on top of the hill ...  more »

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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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