Zaragoza is the capital of the Aragon autonomous community and sits on the banks of the Ebro River.
From the 5th century BC the Sedtani settled
here but the place gained prominence when in 14 BC the Romans took over and made it a military outpost
called Caesaraugusta, after
The Roman Empire slowly faded away and around 475 AD the Visigoths found themselves in
The town reached its haydays as capital of the Taifa of Zaragoza, an independent muslim state.
Alphonso I defeated
the Muslims in 1118 and brought Zaragoza under Aragonese rule.
Zaragoza hosted the Expo 2008 which gave a boost to the region's economy,
But shortly after the recent economic crisis hit hard and unemployment soared. Fortunately recovery is underway.
Places of interest
are the Plaza del Pilar with the la Seo Cathedral, the imposing Basilica del Pilar, the City Hall and la Lonja. Nearby are
the remains of the roman wall.
Several museums show ruins of the Caesaraugusta times. And of course you have to see the Aljaferia
We visited Zaragoza in May 2017.