Life in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is medium-sized working Spanish city situated about halfway between Madrid and Barcelona and is the capital of the region of Aragón. The city has a population of about 750,000 and although it is off the normal tourist trail for Spain, it has a fascinating Roman, Moorish and Christian heritage which is reflected the historic monuments and buildings that are now integrated into its contemporary make-up.

The city is a safe and economical alternative to other more touristic destinations in Spain and visitors are always given a warm welcome by the locals. The large student population makes for a diverse cultural agenda, a lively nightlife and a broad variety of sports and open-air activities.

The city offers a broad range of food, from Aragonese specialities and typical Spanish tapas to modern international cuisine, proudly boasts its own independent, family-run brewery, and is at the centre of the four Aragonese Designation of Origin wine-producing regions.