The Unknown Pillar- Free tour

Duration: 1h and 15min
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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Kristen 15 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
This was a great tour and a fantastic way to experience El Pilar. Our guide, Leyre, was friendly and funny with lots of knowledge on this cathedral and its history. We were able to experience it in a way we never would have on our own and see little details of the cathedral that we would have surely missed. There is a lot of interesting history behind her construction and the battle of the two cathedrals! This is a fantastic way to get more than just a quick look at this lovely and historic site.
Marien 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Muy bien
IBAN 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Me ha gustado mucho la visita. Lo ha explicado muy bien y ha sido muy amena y entretenida
MARIA 09 Oct 2023
Santiago de Compostela

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Isabel 08 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Nos gustò mucho el paseo por la basílica del Pilar, Leyre con sus conocimientos nos diò una visiòn interesantísima de la misma. Disfrutamos mucho la visita, fue muy amena, agradable y simpática. Excelente opciòn para conocer este ícono de Zaragoza.
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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 5 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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