Torre Del Pilar Mirador (Column Tower Lookout), Zaragoza

Torre Del Pilar Mirador (Column Tower Lookout), Zaragoza

The Column Tower, an integral part of the Basilica del Pilar, offers a captivating cultural experience for visitors. This tower, also known as the Tower of San Francisco de Borja, holds a unique attraction - a panoramic elevator that promises breathtaking views of this historic and religious site.

The adventure begins with an exhilarating ascent of 62 meters in a mere 20 seconds. Upon reaching the top of the elevator, visitors encounter two flights of stairs to access a rest area before continuing to the upper viewing point. This elevated vantage point is entirely encased in glass and sits an impressive 80 meters above the ground.

From this remarkable position, visitors are treated to a spectacular 360-degree view that encompasses the entire city of Zaragoza and beyond. The sweeping vistas capture the picturesque Ebro River, and the city's sea of domes lies below, creating a striking and unforgettable experience. The roofscape of the Basilica del Pilar reveals itself in intricate detail, offering a fresh perspective on this historic structure.

The Torre del Pilar provides a unique opportunity to see Zaragoza from an entirely new angle, all within the hallowed walls of one of the most significant Marian sanctuaries in the Catholic world. This thrilling journey through history and panoramic beauty makes it a must-visit for those exploring the city.

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Torre Del Pilar Mirador (Column Tower Lookout) on Map

Sight Name: Torre Del Pilar Mirador (Column Tower Lookout)
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