Guided tour of the cathedrals of Zaragoza

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Javier
Quality Verified Registered on March 25, 2022
  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Zaragoza is the only city in the world that officially has two Catholic cathedrals , thanks to the 1675 bull of Pope Clement X, which tells us about the importance that our city had from a political and ecclesiastical point of view. But beyond that, both buildings are extraordinary for different reasons: either because of their size, their historical importance or the artistic works they house.

We first visit the Basilica del Pilar Cathedral, the largest Baroque-style church in the world , built over three centuries, which houses works by Damián Forment (author of the main altarpiece), Ventura Rodríguez (who made the Holy Chapel) , as well as the Bayéu brothers and Francisco de Goya (who painted the domes). Everything in this building is of enormous proportions, as is its close relationship with the people of Zaragoza and its role in the history of the city.

We then move on to the Salvador Cathedral, popularly called La Seo, built on the remains of the old main mosque of Saracusta, between the 12th and 18th centuries. It was the most important of the Crown of Aragon, since in it the kings were crowned with great ceremony. It incorporates elements of all artistic styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical. It houses the tombs of great archbishops and first-class artistic works, in addition to the Tapestry Museum, one of the best in the world of its kind.

During both visits we will discover relevant historical facts that happened in the cathedrals, but also many curiosities and some legends that contributed to forging the special character of both temples.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 11, 50003 Z...
    Pl. Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 11, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
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    You will find me in front of the white sculptural group on the façade of the Cathedral Basilica del Pilar. You'll recognize me by the red lizard logo.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Juan... 27 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Javier y su visita a las dos catedrales de Zaragoza valen la pena. Repetiríamos.
Aitor 10 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Muy buena visita guiada. El guía muy majo y con muchos conocimientos del tema
María 04 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Una visita muy interesante y muy bien explicada de las catedrales de Zaragoza
Enrica 15 May 2022

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Travelled alone - May 2022
La experiencia fue muy buena y os la recomiendo. Me gustó mucho el entusiasmo y la simpatía del guía. Hice el recorrido con Javier.
Dana 11 May 2022

Maravillosa experiencia! Tuve el agrado de volver a hacer un visita con Javier y es un guía fantastico. Explica todo perfecto y claro, aprovecha y maximiza el tiempo de la visita, y de manera muy humana y amigable. Lo recomiendo al 100%.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.