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The Arrabal neighbourhood of Zaragoza has always had its own personality, which it has maintained and preserved over time. Now it has emerged as a space for entrepreneurs who are looking to bring renewed life to the neighbourhood with new, original and different proposals, on the left bank. This route that takes us through this area and shows us the landmarks of an industrial past that really took off in 1861 with the arrival of the railroad.

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  • General: 5.50 Euros
  • Youth Card / Students / Large family: :  4 Euros
  • Disabled people: 2.50 Euros
  • School group: : 2,50 Euros
  • Under 8: free
  • Booking and ticket sale before 1 pm the same day as the visit
  • Visit included in Zaragoza Card
  • Guided tours (Spanish).

Place of departure

Casa Solans,  Avda Cataluña, 60


Casa Solans. This elegant building was built between 1918 and 1921 by the architect, Miguel Angel Navarra, as a residential chalet for the industrialist, Juan Solans, located next to his flour factory. After many years of neglect, the house was meticulously restored and retrieved for the city by Zaragoza City Council. After its renovation, which was completed in September 2006, this unique building now houses the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ?Water for Life? (2005-2015). From the point of view of its style, the building comes within the category of eclecticism, with modernist and historicist decorative details. Particularly impressive are the spectacular polychrome tiled panels on its west face, giving rise to its popular name in the neighbourhood as the House of Tiles..

The Old Patria Biscuit Factory was designed in 1909 by Felix Navarro, one of the most outstanding architects in Zaragoza at that time. His industrial projects were carried out with the same care and dedication as his work on larger projects, such as the Central Market.

The House of the Director of the Azucarera (Sugar Mill). This is a two-storey detached house that used to be surrounded by a garden and which formed part of the Azucarera complex of Aragon. It is currently under restoration.

Rabal Azucarera (Sugar Mill). This is an interesting architectonic space, combining an industrial past with an entrepreneurial present. The building is the headquarters of Zaragoza Activa and of the Cubit library for young people.

The façade of Maquinista y Fundiciones del Ebro. This company was founded in 1917 by Alberto Bressel and it became a very important factory, able to mount complete sugar mills.

Estación del Norte (North Station). This was the first station in Zaragoza and the driving force for the growth and development –industrial first and then residential-–of the entire left bank of the Ebro River.

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