It is the capital of Spain's autonomous Aragon region. It is located in the north-east of the country, right in the middle of Madrid and Barcelona. The city, which is divided into two by the great river Ebro, is known as the point where Christianity spreads to Spain in history. For this reason, Zaragoza is a kind of pilgrimage center throughout the country. Famous Spanish painter Goya was born in 1746 in this city.
Roman and Andalusian civilizations have left marked marks in the history of the city. These traces can be clearly seen in the historic area south of the Ebro River. Under the Umayyad rule, the city was called 'Sarakuşta'; at that time it was the strongest city in the region. When the Emevis left the Iberian Peninsula, Zaragoza was taken the dominion of the Aragonese kingdom.
Zaragoza, Spain's fifth largest city, has a belief tourism and tourism-oriented economy because it is the sacred city of the country. However, heavy industry has also a very dominant share in urban economy. The city is one of the most important trade centers in the country through its advanced sectors such as paper, weaving, glass, cosmetics, agricultural machinery, chemistry and cement. The Cathedral of Basilica del Pilar, which brings Zaragoza to the center and the symbol city of all Christianity in Spain, is the city's most visited structure. It was originally built as a chapel, and it is narrated that the Virgin Mary was seen on the columns of this chapel in the first century. It took its current shape at the end of the 17th century.
Every year on October 12, with the participation of large crowds from all over the country and the world, 'Pilar Day' is celebrated in the city. This holy day is also perceived by the participants as a 'pilgrimage visit'. La Seo Cathedral, Aljaferia Palace and the Zaragoza Museum are other tourist attractions in the city. Zaragoza is under steppe climate effect. It does not receive high amounts of rainfall throughout the year. Zaragoza Airport is 16 kilometers west of the city.
Located 262 kilometers northeast of Madrid, the capital of Spain, Zaragoza Airport is about 16 kilometers west of Zaragoza city center. You can take city buses as well as you can take advantage of taxi or car rental services for transportation to the city center from Zaragoza Airport. It takes about 20-25 minutes to reach the city center from Zaragoza Airport.
It takes no more than 20 minutes to get to the city center from Zaragoza Airport by bus 604 operated by Zaragoza Public Transport. The bus line 604, with 9 stops in total, departs every 30 minutes. You can see the stops where you can get on the bus when you go out of the arrival terminal of Zaragoza Airport.
After arriving at Zaragoza Airport, you will easily find the airport taxis that offer 7/24 service outside the terminal building as well as the taxis run by private taxi companies. You can contact either Taxi Zaragosa (+34 976 42 42 42) or Taxi Berto (+34 673 43 20 10) to call a taxi to the arrival terminal of Zaragoza Airport. You can easily reach Zaragoza city center from the airport by taxi and taxi fare costs about 12-16 Euros.
Before arriving at Zaragoza Airport, you can search for the local and international car rental companies and enjoy pre-booking option choosing the one that best suits your budget. In this way, you can save both time and money. Once you arrive at the airport, you can go directly to the office of the car rental company you have contacted and then you can pick up the rental car to reach Zaragoza city center in about 15-20 minutes.