Zaragoza in spring

Luis Lacorte

If you’ve chosen to visit our city in spring, congratulations! This is the best time to get to know Zaragoza because from April to June the days are longer and the temperature is ideal.

During the spring months, there are numerous events which make for an excellent visit. There’s the Feast of St. George, el Día de Aragón, which is celebrated on 23rd April; Semana Santa in Zaragoza, when tourists from all over the world come to visit; the Medieval Market in June; or Environment Day on 5th June, celebrated in the Parque Grande with various cultural and sporting activities.

What can I do in Zaragoza in spring?

Obviously, there are the usual opportunities to get to know the artistic and cultural heritage of a city with more than 2,000 years of history. These include buildings and monuments of various different styles and periods such as La Seo, the Aljafería, the Basilica del Pilar, the Roman Theatre and Forum, the Puerta del Carmen and the Murallas (the roman walls). However, we also have some other suggestions for the spring:

  • Grab a bike, the perfect way to get to know Zaragoza.
    The city has more than 100 km of cycle paths and bike lanes, and we have a project, La Ciclería, which aims to encourage cycling as a way to get around the city. If you like nature, the Galachos de Juslibol route is a simple route you can do with family or friends. Witnessing the arrival of spring on the riverbanks is an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Watch the sunset from the tower of the Basilica del Pilar.
    The tower lift will take you up 63 metres in just 20 seconds and once there, you’ll have some spectacular views of Zaragoza.
  • Go shopping in the alternative markets.
    Vintage clothing, vinyl records, second-hand comics, retro accessories... You’ll find these and many more in "La Placita Market", a cultural event held on the first Sunday of every month in the Espacio de las Armas. Here, various entrepreneurs, usually from Zaragoza, have the opportunity to present their creativity and there are also regular concerts and gastronomic events.
  • St. George's Day, 23rd April.
    St. George is the patron saint of Aragón, and as a result, there are numerous activities held on this day, including:
    • The Aragón Awards Ceremony that takes place in the Pignatelli building, headquarters of the Government of Aragón.
    • The creation of the Flag of Aragon using flowers in the Plaza Aragón.
    • World Book Day, celebrated on the Paseo de la Independencia. Books and booksellers come out onto the street and different authors offer book-signings..
  • Environment Day, 5thJune.
    Parque José Antonio Labordeta, also known as Parque Grande, is one of the largest green spaces in the city and plays host to more than 30 cultural and sporting activities organised by more than 20 organisations in Zaragoza. They all have one thing in common: to raise awareness about how to care for and defend the environment. Attending one of the scheduled activities on this day is an excellent way to know this green space which is so enjoyed by the people of Zaragoza.
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