Zaragoza (/ˌzærəˈɡoʊzə/, /ˌsærəˈɡoʊsə/ or /ˌθærəˈɡoʊθə/, Spanish: [θaɾaˈɣoθa]), also called Saragossa (/ˌsærəˈɡɒsə/) in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and the Gállego, roughly in the center of both Aragon and the Ebro basin. On 1 September 2010 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701,090, within its administrative limits on a land area of 1,062.64 square kilometres (410.29 square miles), ranking fifth in Spain. It is the 32nd most populous municipality in the European Union. The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population.The city lies at an elevation of 199 metres (653 feet) above sea level. Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development. It was also a candidate for the European Capital of Culture in 2012. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace.Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain. Wikipedia
Zaragoza, a city located on the banks of Ebro River is one of the major cities of Spain. The city of Zaragoza sees a blend of Roman, Jewish and Christian culture through its city walls, squares, churches, basilicas, and palaces. Places to visit in Zaragoza include: The Pilar Basilica, a universal symbol of Zaragoza; La Lonja Palace, a 16th century building which is now a venue for many exhibitions; San Salvador Cathedral, also called the Seo, featuring Renaissance and Baroque elements; Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum; Metropolitan Water Park, Zaragoza's main recreation area with green spaces and an open-air museum; Water Gardens; the River Beach; Arbolé Theatre; and Parque Grande or Great Park, a beautiful landscaped garden. Other attractions in Zaragoza include: the city walls, the Forum, the River Port and the Public Baths.
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