Zaragoza is one of the main cities in Spain, not as touristy as others, but with important places of interest that will make you enjoy the city a lot if you visit it.
If you have a couple of days, a weekend for example, we will tell you the best things to see in Zaragoza in two days, enough to know the most important things to know in this city.
Do not miss our two-day tour of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon.
What to see in Zaragoza in two days
First day in Saragossa
The first of our two days in Zaragoza can start in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the main square in Zaragoza and where the main places you can visit are located.
The main one of them all is the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, a symbol of the city and one of the most beautiful religious temples in Spain, with its high towers and a spectacular baroque interior that will leave you speechless.
In addition, you can climb one of its towers and have great views of the Ebro River. Inside we highlight the Chapel of the Virgen del Pilar.
In the Plaza del Pilar itself we can visit the Cathedral of San Salvador or the Lonja de Mercaderes, in addition to enjoying a pleasant atmosphere and even approaching the Ebro River and admiring its bridges.
The tour can continue through what was the ancient Caesar Augusta, the Roman city that was the forerunner of today’s Zaragoza, where we can visit the Roman Theater, the Roman Walls or the Baths, in an area where there are also many Mudejar towers that rise to the sky of Zaragoza, as well as the main shopping streets of the city.
One of the best things to see in Zaragoza in two days is the Palacio de la Aljafería, a little further from the place where we are but a must go to as it is one of the main monuments to visit in Zaragoza.
It was the residence of the Hudi kings and is the greatest exponent of Islamic architecture from the time of the Taifas in Spain. It is a fortified palace divided into two parts, the Islamic and the Mudejar, and today it is the seat of the Cortes de Aragón.
The day can end in the Expo 98 area by visiting the River Aquarium, one of the few in the world dedicated to rivers instead of seas. This one, with special attention to the Ebro River. But you can also admire the architecture of the rest of the buildings that housed that universal exhibition before ending the day relaxing in the Luis Buñuel Park.
You can find out about this more detailed route in our article on what to see in Zaragoza in one day.
What to see in Zaragoza on the second day
The day before you will have seen the main parts of the city, but since you have one more day you can enjoy Zaragoza in two days.
We can start this second day in the Patio de la Infanta, an extraordinary corner of Zaragoza that is little known to most tourists but that has an incomparable beauty that will surprise you. It is located near the Old Town, where we will go later.
The Goya Museum is our next destination. In it we can visit a very good exhibition dedicated to the most illustrious Aragonese painter also located in a building that is well worth a visit.
It is not the only museum that we recommend visiting on the second day, since Zaragoza is a very culturally rich city and in it we find other very interesting museums such as the Pablo Gargallo Museum or the Museum of Natural Sciences, located very close to the Patio de la Infanta.
If you haven’t had time to do it the first day, don’t miss the archaeological museums that deal with the city’s Roman past.
The day can end by taking a walk along the Ebro River and admiring all the bridges that cross this river, so closely linked to the history of the city. Some are older, such as the Puente de Piedra and from which you can take wonderful photos of the Basilica del PIlar, and others that are more modern, such as the Puente del Tercer Milenio or the Pasarela del Voluntariado.
With this tour you will have been able to know the best things to visit in Zaragoza in two days.
You can find more information on the official Zaragoza tourism page.