Free tour

Guided tour Goya Route in Zaragoza

Duration: 2h and 15min
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

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes was one of the most influential and recognized painters in the history of universal painting. Although he was circumstantially born in Fuendetodos, a small town in the province, he always considered himself to be from Zaragoza, he spent all his childhood and youth in our city and there he learned the art of painting.

Court painter to four kings of Spain (Carlos III, Carlos IV, José I and Fernando VII), he lived in Madrid from the age of 28, where his most famous works adorn the walls of the Prado Museum. At the end of his life, he died in the French city of Bordeaux. However, Zaragoza has a collection of more than 70 of his works, which represent all his periods (youth in Zaragoza, maturity in Madrid and old age in Bordeaux), distributed among various spaces.

We will start the tour at the monument dedicated to the painter , in the Plaza de las Catedrales, where his funerary cenotaph is also preserved. Later, in the Cathedral Basilica del Pilar we will admire the famous Regina Martyrum dome, among other minor works.

Our next stop will be the Goya Museum, which houses 20 canvases and the world's only complete collection of Goyesque prints (the series Copies of Paintings by Velázquez, Caprichos, Disasters of War, Bullfighting, Nonsense and Bulls of Bordeaux ).

After passing through the only preserved house where Goya lived in Zaragoza, we will arrive at the Museum of Fine Arts, where more than 40 works of different formats and importance are exhibited , in addition to the famous bust of Benlliure that represents the Aragonese genius.

In all these spaces we can contemplate magnificent portraits of famous people, religious works, sketches of famous works and paintings for personal and family use . In addition, we will be able to contextualize Goya's works with others by his teacher José Luzán, his contemporaries Francisco and Ramón Bayéu, Tiepolo, Giaquinto, Mengs and Maella, among others.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 50003 Zarag...
    Pl. Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
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    You will find me at the Francisco de Goya monument in the Plaza de las Catedrales, in front of the Lonja. You will 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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YOLANDA 22 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Estupendo guía. No solo tiene unos conocimientos muy grandes de las visitas sino que además es muy amable y te da mucha información adicional de la ciudad
Dana 11 May 2022

Hermosa visita! Fui sola y mi guía fue Javier, y superó al 100% mis expectativas. El circuito de la visita es genial, se aporvecha muy bien el tiempo, y Javier es un guía sobresaliente. Me explicó todo con mucha claridad y amabilidad, me sentí muy cómoda y conforme. Lo volvería a hacer, lo recomiendo totalmente.
FERNANDO 11 May 2022

NO TE LO PUEDES PERDER. Nos encantó la visita con Javier, y de hecho, nos quedamos un día más en Zaragoza. No sólo conoces a Goya, su pintura y vida. Conoces la historia, el arte, anécdotas. Muy ameno y divertido, tanto para gente mayor como jóvenes y niños. TOTALMENTE RECOMENDABLE.
Eduardo 07 May 2022

Desconocíamos que había tantos cuadros de Goya en Zaragoza, una visita genial. El guía maravilloso y con gran dominio sobre la materia, anécdotas y muy ameno en todo momento. Muy recomendable.
José 07 May 2022

Fue nuestra mejor elección para visitar y conocer la ciudad. Gracias Javier!
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.

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