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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. Plan to visit Calatayud and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zaragoza attractions using our Zaragoza travel itinerary maker.
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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 »
  • Had a fabulous meal at the Meson De La Dolores, after a day out at the Monasterio de Piedra Park. The service and food were very good.  more »
  • If you hold any interest in the Arab influence on the Iberian peninsula, this is definitely a place to stop by. Several buildings are being renovated but it doesn't take away the pleasure of wandering...  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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