Things to Do in Zaragoza with Kids – Spain Family Travel

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There are so many fun things to do in Zaragoza with kids. This was the last stop on our month-long road trip through Northern Spain, and to tell the truth, I feared that the kids would be burned out. However, we found so many great things to do in Zaragoza that we ended up wishing to stay a few more days and fit it all in.

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THINGS TO DO IN ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS

Traveling to Zaragoza, Spain with kids? We found so many great things to do in Zaragoza with kids that we wished we had stayed a few more days and fit it all in. Less than 2 hours by train from Madrid,visit Zaragoza for great tapas, amazing Cathedrals and Basilicas, unique history as part of the Roman Empire, and some of the most famous frescoes painted by local hero Francisco Goya. | Spain Family Travel | Spain Travel | Spain Cathedral | Goya Paintings | Spanish food

We had less than 48 hours to check out all the fun things to do in Zaragoza with kids. As you can imagine, we left wishing we had more time. Below are a few recommendations.

Cathedrals, churches, and religious art

Like most of Spain, Zaragoza is filled with massive stone monoliths to Catholicism. However, one unique aspect of Zaragoza’s Cathedrals and Basilicas are that many of them house some of the most famous frescoes painted by local hero Francisco Goya.

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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

This massive, jaw-dropping structure looks more like a castle than a cathedral, and inside its cavernous interior are some of Francisco Goya’s most famous frescoes. This place could take a day to explore. Because of time constraints and a visiting number of other cathedrals before it, we didn’t spend nearly enough time here. The kids had already spent hours in cathedrals that morning and wanted to head straight for the elevator to the top. More on that below.

Admission: free

Le Seo del Salvador

Another stunning cathedral less than 200 meters from the Basilica, and one of the reasons our time was cut short in the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. We spent a long time looking at the intricate stone carvings here, often of life-size people. Then we discovered the adjoining tapestries museum.

Admission: 4 Euros / Free for Zaragoza City Card holders

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Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo

This extension inside Le Seo is full of restored Medieval tapestries that are fascinating in their detail and the stories they tell. This alone was worth the price of admission for me. The museum is tucked away in a corner of the Cathedral and up several flights of stairs (I didn’t see an elevator). At the entrance, there is a video showing museum staff reconstructing the tapestries, and it’s worth a look before you go in. Upon viewing, it’s hard to believe just how old and vivid they are.

The video and all signage are in Spanish only, but if your kids are into Greek and Roman history, it’s worth remembering the Roman gods are often portrayed in these incredibly detailed tapestries. Their Spanish names are often identical or very close to the English names: Jupíter, Minerva, Neptuno, etc.

Admission: 4 Euros (included in La Seo admission above) / Free for Zaragoza City Card

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Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal

This was (surprisingly) one of my favorite things to do in Zaragoza. Instead of stained glass windows, this place has large and intricate stained glass lanterns.

Some are a large as an office desk, while others are much larger. These lanterns are paraded through town once a year in October, but you can see them all up close in this darkened cathedral interior. The tour is automatic with a (Spanish only) recording explaining each lantern in succession as it lights up. There are dozens, with some of the most spectacular at the very end.

You will want to photograph them, but keep in mind that they light up briefly one at a time until the very end. Then they all light up simultaneously for a moment and then the tour is over. I almost wanted to take the tour a second time just to get more shots.

Admission: 2 euros / Free with Zaragoza City Card

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History and Museums

Zaragoza was a Roman town, and there are reminders of this everywhere. His impact on the city is well-preserved in a number of museums around town. There’s even a statue of Augustus Caesar near the Central Market downtown. If you’re a history buff or have any interest in the Roman empire, then this is one of the best things to do in Zaragoza

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Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta

Directly off of the main plaza, this museum preserves the remains of what was the city’s Roman forum. In addition to the ruins themselves, make sure to watch the video presentation of Roman influence in Zaragoza. It’s in Spanish, but many of the exhibits have English explanations as well.

Admission: 3 Euros adults, 2 Euros kids / Free with Zaragoza City Card

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Museo del Teatro Romano de Caesaraugusta

This was my favorite of the Roman Museums we saw: remarkably well-preserved ruins and a nicely constructed model of what the theater would have looked like in its prime. Upstairs there is more information about Rome’s main man at the time, Caesar Augustus.

There are also reconstructions and a video representation of how parts of the city evolved: from Muslim quarters to Jewish quarters and so on.

Admission: 4 euros adults, 3 euros kids / Free with Zaragoza City Card

Museo Termas Publicas de CaesaraugustaMuseo del Puerto Romano

While both are quite small, these can be interesting to help kids understand the customs, culture, and commerce of Roman society.

Admission: both are 3 euros for adults, 2 euros for kids / Free with Zaragoza City Card

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Palacio de la Aljaferia

The Romans weren’t the only ones in charge of Zaragoza in the past. The Moorish empire conquered these lands as well, and this fortified palace is a testament to their influence on the region. Don’t expect it fully restored to its past grandeur though. While some rooms are architectural marvels, others are bare or in use by the local government.

Admission: 5 euros for adults, 1 euro for students, free for under 12 / Free on Sundays / Free with Zaragoza Card

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Art, Outdoors, and Other Attractions

Not all things to do in Zaragoza with kids involve Romans, Christians or Moors. Below I’ve listed up a few activities that deserve to be in a category unto themselves.

La Lonja

Ok, so this is a historical monument. Once home to a thriving silk exchange, La Lonja now serves multi purposes, including artistic events. It’s free, climate controlled and next to the Plaza del Pilar in the center of town.

Drop by when you’re in the area, even if you don’t know what’s happening there. We went in the hottest part of the summer, basically just to step into air conditioning. Instead, we stayed for nearly an hour looking at impressive photography exhibit on display.

Admission: Free

Museo Goya – Colección Ibercaja

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Francisco Goya was one of Spain’s (and Europe’s) most important painters. You’ll see his work in many major cathedrals in town, and his later-period work is in art history classes the world over.

Born just outside of Zaragoza, he spent a considerable part of his life in the city. Some of his most important work is still here. I suggest visiting this museum before going the Basilica and the other places where his work is on the walls and ceilings.

In the basement of the museum, they regularly show a short and well-produced movie about his life and work (Check for times in English if needed). I highly suggest starting here, as it will give kids context and hopefully pique their interest.

Admission: 4 euros for adults, under 16 free / Free with Zaragoza City Card

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Ascensor del Pilar

This elevator is in the Basilica but included here because you don’t have to enter the church or be a fan of religious art to appreciate it.

The elevator takes you to the top of one of the churches towers for a stunning view of the Basilica and surrounding Zaragoza cityscape. Well, the elevator takes you almost all the way. Once at the top, check out the view from here, and then take a spiral staircase another 15 meters to the very top for a spectacular panoramic view.

If you’re afraid of heights or strong winds, consider yourself warned. This must rank as one of the scariest things to do in Zaragoza for those with acrophobia.

Admission: 3 euros per person / Free with Zaragoza City Card

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Parque del Agua

For outdoor things to do in Zaragoza without heading to the mountains, this is your place. Spread out across a large swath of land in the northwest part of the city, the Parque del Agua has open space and lots of fun stuff for families. You’ll find the Zaragoza Aquarium nearby (discounted tickets via Zaragoza City Card), as well as lots of water and outdoor-related activities such as mini-golf, paddle boats, playgrounds and bike/kayak rental. In the summer months, one of the canals has an inflatable playground all its own (fee required).

If you enjoy unique places for photos, the statue in front of the Palacio de Congresos de Zaragoza is a great spot for a family portrait.

ZARAGOZA CITY CARD

For our trip to Zaragoza with kids, we talked to the local tourism board about what to do. Their main office is in the Plaza del Pilar downtown next to most of the big-name things to do in Zaragoza. The city offers three different cards for tourists who want to see an do a lot during their stay. These are the Zaragoza City Cards mentioned in the fees above. There’s the 24-hour card (20 Euro) and a 48-hour card (23 Euro). There’s also a tapas card (13 Euro) specifically for those who just want dining discounts.

Here’s what the 24hr and 48hr City Cards give you:

  • Free or discounted admission to most Zaragoza attractions: museums, cathedrals, historical sights, an amusement park and more
  • 24-hour free access to the hop-on-hop-off tourist bus
  • Discounts and other incentives at dozens of hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops, tours and other things to do in Zaragoza
  • Free rides on public transportation: five rides for the 24hr card, seven for the 48hr card

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If you’re in town for just an afternoon, this card may not be for you. However, there are so many things to do in Zaragoza that you should stay for at least a day or two. If you do, then you can really save some money with these cards.

Planning

  • As you can see above, since it’s only three euro more, the 48-hour card is the best deal by far, even if you don’t use it for the full two days. For example, we really only used our cards for about 36 hours, but my conservative estimate is that our family saved over 50 Euro in food, transportation and admission costs.
  • The Zaragoza City Card comes with a nice map that indicates everything that comes with it. Use this map to plan accordingly, or simply go to the tourism office in Plaza del Pilar and they can map out everything for you.
  • For the card to really save you money, you need to be ready to go out and hit a lot of places. This was an incentive for us, and it made us go to several places that we might have otherwise overlooked or ignored. For example, the Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal (mentioned above) wasn’t on my radar, and I probably would have just skipped it otherwise. With the Zaragoza Card, however, I thought “What the hell, we’re walking by it and it’s free with the card, let’s step inside.” It ended up being one of my favorite things to do in Zaragoza.

Timing

  • The card is active after your first use, not when you buy it. Once the card is zapped on a bus, at the museum ticket booth or at some other thing to do in Zaragoza, the clock starts ticking. Try to time the beginning to your advantage.
  • Check opening and closing times before you go somewhere. Some venues are closed on Mondays, and many places close for several hours in the afternoon for lunch/siesta. This is Spain, after all. Try to time your visits accordingly.
  • The rides on public transportation don’t have to be taken by the specific cardholder. As long as one card taps and beeps on the sensor for each person riding, it doesn’t matter. You can share these rides, or use them up for whoever needs them.

HOW TO GET AROUND ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS

We rolled into town in a rental car, but once we arrived we didn’t drive once until we left. Zaragoza is very walkable, but for longer distances and tired little feet, I recommend the below.

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Tranvia Zaragoza

This is the tram that runs through the center of the city. It’s safe, cheap and easy to use. I’ve already talked about how much we love Valencia’s bus system, but Zaragoza’s tram line looks even nicer.

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The Tranvia Zaragoza is a pleasure to take. The seats and interior design look new, and lush green grass even covers some of the paths it runs over. Large screens indicate where the next stop will be, and since it only goes one way, it’s pretty hard to get lost.

The city has a strong cultural connection to the cinema, and many of the tram stops are movie titles: Casablanca is one, and our AirBnB apartment was near “Mago de Oz” (The Wizard of Oz) station.

Admission per ride: 1.35 Euro with cash, 0.74 Euro with your own bus card (purchased at Tobacco shop or elsewhere. Zaragoza Cardholders get 5-7 free rides.

Public Buses

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Zaragoza’s public buses are clean, reasonably punctual and go all over the city. We used Google Maps to find routes and where the stations are and used them several times. It’s best to use a Zaragoza City Card or buy a local bus card and charge some money on it.

These bus cards are sold at tobacco shops, which are everywhere (big signs out front say “TOBACCO”). Using a bus card basically cuts the fare in half and makes it easier when getting on the bus — just zap the card and board instead of digging for change, waiting for the receipt, etc.

Admission per ride: 1.35 Euro with cash, 0.74 Euro with your own bus card (purchased at Tobacco shop or elsewhere). Zaragoza Cardholders get up to 7 free trips.

Taxi

Some of the best things to do in Zaragoza with kids are clumped together, while others are spread fairly wide. Taxis can make this easier. Like most major Spanish cities, taxis are plentiful and straightforward. I’d recommend having an address ready to show the driver in Spanish because there’s a good chance that he/she can’t speak English.

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The Zaragoza Hop on Hop off bus

This is a great way to check off more of the best things to do in Zaragoza. There are stops all over town, and always near the attractions. Use the provided headphones to listen in on interesting aspects of the city. On the first day, we got on the bus at its starting point in the Plaza del Pilar and rode it the entire way.

To be honest, there’s a lot to see in Zaragoza and so it’s a long ride. Instead, I recommend breaking up the drive by getting off here and there along the way. There are 19 stops, and buses come every 30-40 min. Time your stops well and you can be waiting when the next bus arrives.

Admission: 8 euros adults, 6 euros kids (if bought at a tourist office), free for under five. Also free with the Zaragoza City Card.

WHERE TO EAT IN ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS

One of the best things to do in Zaragoza is to eat. Like most of Spain, we found great food all over Zaragoza. Here are just a few recommendations.

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Mercado Central

Zaragoza’s main market is a beautiful building full of great produce. Unlike La Boqueria in Barcelona, this market is really for locals, so don’t expect much flash. If you like markets, however, this is a great place for a snack and a window into how locals shop for food.

Admission: free 

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The El Tubo District

The El Tubo district is where Zaragoza’s main dining scene resides. There are plenty of tapas places to check out: simply order a drink, eat one or two tapas and move on. Or if you’re like us and you walk into La Republicana and proceed to eat until you can’t eat anything else. More to say about this place in an upcoming post.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS

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Apartments

We got lucky with another great AirBnB rental just outside the city. Our host, Fernando, was super friendly and accommodating. The apartment building is fairly new, with specific rules about how things are done (which key goes where, how to separate the garbage, etc). Fernando explained these clearly, and in English.

Afterwards, he showed us all the tourism-related material he had laid out for guests, which was very helpful. He even provided us with a bus card: he simply asked us to repay him for any charges. We didn’t need it, but I accidentally left town with it and had to mail it back to him. Sorry, Fernando!

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The kitchen looked new and the everything was clean and in its place. There was no TV, but we didn’t need one. The kids preferred the apartment building’s pool to the tube, anyway.

The apartment is on the outskirts of the city, but right next to a tram stop, which made everything easy. From the front door to downtown took 25 minutes. A cafe, bakery, and two supermarkets were just around the corner.

Other Places to Stay in Zaragoza

Hotel Pilar Plaza: Located next to El Pilar Basilica. Every room has a king size bed and allowed to have an extra bed with extra 10 euro for kids 2-16 y/o

Hotel Sauce: Only a few meter from Goya museum and El Tubo is about 300m away. A family room is available with reasonable price.

Apartamentos Sabinas Zaragoza Centro: Centrally located. Close to Goya museum. The kitchen is tiny so only light cooking. Breakfast is offered at 8 euro.

Apartamentos Sabinas El Pilar: Have a great view of El Pilar Basilica from your window. Reasonable family rooms are available without kitchen. One child under 6 is free if using existing bedding.

THINGS TO DO NEAR ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS

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Monasterio de Piedra 

Out of all the things to do in Zaragoza, this was a highlight for sheer natural beauty. The Monasterio de Piedra Park is about 90 minutes from Zaragoza by car and it is definitely worth the drive. A beautiful splotch of green in an arid red desert, the park’s main attraction here is a nature trail full of spectacular waterfalls. I’ll be writing more about this place soon.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN ZARAGOZA WITH KIDS?

I think we packed in a lot in 36 hours, but we have to go back. Where would you recommend? Where did you stay? What did you do? What restaurants would you suggest?

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