The Secret Pillar - Free tour

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on November 15, 2022
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

El Pilar is the most emblematic monument in the city of Zaragoza and hides an infinite number of details, secrets , stories and mysteries that we are going to reveal to you on this 1 hour and a quarter tour of its interior.

What will you discover on the tour?

  • The entire history of the temple , more than 2000 years according to tradition.
  • All of Goya's work in El Pilar , from his beginnings as a student to his development as a highly recognized painter .
  • The column of the Virgin and everything we know about it.
  • The impressive Renaissance altarpiece and choir .
  • The popular tradition of the ribbons and the cult of the Virgin over time.

And many, many more things that we do not want to reveal ahead of time.

El Pilar is a temple where mass is celebrated constantly , that is why there are days when we may not be able to see the entire temple , even so the tours always last an hour and a quarter , since there are many things to discover in this building.
The most conflictive days are Sundays , since the masses tend to be long and there is nothing we can do other than notify you and always ask you MAXIMUM PUNCTUALITY for this tour.

Do not doubt that this is the most complete way to discover the most important and spectacular building in all of Zaragoza.
We will wait for you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 10, 5000...
    Pl. de Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 10, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
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    Plaza del Pilar number 10, in the porches. You will recognize us by our accreditations with the name "Vive Zaragoza Tours", pink backpacks and folder in hand.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Pilar Square
  • 2
    Free admission
    Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
  • 3
    Free admission
    Retablo mayor del Pilar
  • 4
    Free admission
    Santa Capilla
  • 5
    Free admission
    Frescos de Goya

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).

Tour opinions

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Miguel 25 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Muy buena la atención prestada, la información y la manera de transmitirla.
Laura 24 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nos ha encantado aprender más cosas sobre nuestra basílica, nuestra ciudad y nuestra virgencica. Nos hemos quedado con ganas de más.!
César 21 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nos ha encantado
Marí... 19 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Un tour totalmente recomendable. Muy entretenido y ameno. Blanca, nuestra guía, muy amable y con respuesta a todas nuestras preguntas. Está muy bien preparada y se apoya en documentación muy elaborada.
ROCIO 15 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Para mí Tour imprescindible si quieres visitar la Basílica del Pilar por dentro. Blanca te cuenta infinidad de datos, detalles, historias que hacen que salgas de alli encantada. Sin duda, un descubrimiento!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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