Plaza del Pilar (Pilar Square), Zaragoza

Plaza del Pilar (Pilar Square), Zaragoza

The Pilar Square stands as one of the liveliest and most popular places in Zaragoza, Spain. At its heart lies the magnificent Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where the veneration of the Marian invocation of the same name takes place. The square is affectionately known as "the hall of the city," owing to its role as the stage for numerous public celebrations and gatherings.

This vibrant plaza is often referred to as the "Plaza of the Cathedrals" due to the proud presence of two of Zaragoza's most iconic cathedrals: the Seo and the Pilar. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar and the Cathedral of El Salvador, known as La Seo, grace the square with their splendid architecture, adding to the historical and spiritual significance of the area.

Beyond the cathedrals, the Plaza of Our Lady of the Pillar also hosts other notable landmarks, such as the city hall and the striking Fountain of Hispanicity. The square becomes a hub of activity during various public festivities and events. Moreover, it is adorned with court buildings and a striking monument paying homage to the renowned Spanish painter, Goya.

This bustling plaza, brimming with history and culture, provides a captivating blend of architectural grandeur, religious devotion, and civic life. It stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of Zaragoza's heritage and its significance as a gathering place for both residents and visitors.

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Plaza del Pilar (Pilar Square) on Map

Sight Name: Plaza del Pilar (Pilar Square)
Sight Location: Zaragoza, Spain (See walking tours in Zaragoza)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Zaragoza, Spain

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Zaragoza Introduction Walking Tour

Zaragoza Introduction Walking Tour

Although somewhat lesser-known a city (compared to Barcelona or Madrid), the capital of the Aragon region, Zaragoza, bears witness to a rich tapestry of historical influences which makes it an authentic Spanish treasure. Nestled along the serene banks of the Ebro River, it has been an essential crossroads of cultures since time immemorial.

The origins of this Spanish city go back to the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles