Sunday, January 27, 2013


This weekend we had an excursion to Zaragoza, Spain. It is a very historical town West of Barcelona. We left bright and early friday morning and stayed the night.

On the first day we began our day with a tour through the city of Zaragoza. We toured the most amazing cathedrals but were not allowed to take pictures inside. They were absolutely breathtaking though. Zaragoza like to celebrate Christopher Columbus and was very proud of his accomplishments. They have this interesting fountain that is shaped like South America.

We also toured the Catedral-Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar which is a gigantic cathedral dedicated to the Virgin.

We then crossed the bridge which gave us a beautiful view of the river and the city.

That night we walked around the city center. The night life was not very good in Zaragoza, more of an older crowd. 

Our hotel was very very nice. My favorite part was the little radio I had over my bed. The room had a little speaker so we were able to play music throughout the whole room. It was pretty entertaining.

Look at the beautiful walls!

The following day we woke up bright and early once again and headed to Abu-Jafar's palace. He had an extremely long name, but they called him Abu-Jafar. I remembered his name thanks to Aladdin. The palace was amazing inside!! 
I liked to tell people that this is my summer home.

We then toured the Roman Ruins of the city which were pretty cool. A couple years ago they found an entire Roman theater!

A Roman bath

The theater

Finally we concluded the trip with Chocolate con churros. SO delicious!!

Overall it was a great trip but I don't think I'll be going back to Zaragoza. It was very far away and kind of in the middle of no where. It was really cool to see the gigantic cathedrals and Roman ruins but it was a lot of walking and very very long tours. I definitely learned to appreciate Barcelona and was excited to get back "home".

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