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The Siege of Zaragoza - Napoleonic Zaragoza

The Siege of Zaragoza

The history of Zaragoza has left its imprint on the character of our city, but the chapter of our history that left an everlasting mark was undoubtedly the Siege of Zaragoza. The people of Zaragoza offered heroic resistance against the invasion of Napoleonic troops between 1808 and 1809. The two terrible sieges converted our capital into a battlefield and its marks can still be seen in the 21st century Zaragoza.

Thanks to the collaboration of the Los Sitios Cultural Association, a very interesting visit is offered to the most emblematic places of the Siege of Zaragoza.

 

LOS SITIOS DE ZARAGOZA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Tel. 976 23 61 72 - 656 869 678
www.asociacionlossitios.com
secretario@asociacionlossitios.com

The information and photographs have been provided by this association (photos by Arturo José González). They correspond to one of the biannual recreations carried out in Zaragoza by the Volunteers Association of Aragon.

VOLUNTEERS ASSOCATION OF ARAGON
Tel. 675 45 84 06
www.voluntariosdearagon.com
informacion@voluntariosdearagon.com

 

XXIV ROUTE OF THE SIEGE OF ZARAOGZA

According to tradition, on 1 November 2014, the Los Sitios Cultural Association will make a tour to some of the most outstanding places of the two sieges suffered by Zaragoza in 1808 and 1809. This year, the XXIV Route of the Association will start in the emblematic neighbourhood of Tenerias. Harsh combats took place in the neighbourhood, inside the houses and on the rooftops, and it became the scenario of fierce battles. It will also be possible to personally meet the current Duke of Zaragoza, Manuel Alvarez de Toledo, who will accompany us during the solemn floral offering in the crypt of the Pilar Cathedral. The route will end in the Crypt of the Pilar with the traditional offering at Palafox´s tomb.

HISTORICAL RECREATIONS

The Volunteers Association of Aragon carries out historical recreation activity every year relating to the War of Independence. Every two years, odd years, they carry out an important recreation of the Siege of Zaragoza.

     

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