2000 years of history

Roman life, Renaissance palaces, gothic markets, Arab palaces, baroque churches… History comes out to greet visitors in Zaragoza


Founded over 2000 years ago by the emperor Caesar Augustus, who lent the city its name, history comes out to greet visitors in Zaragoza. One of its most prized treasures is the Roman legacy, which makes it possible to reconstruct what a normal day was like in Caesar Augusta from the perspective of the 21st century.

The archaeological remains on display at the Baths, River Port, Forum and Theatre give some idea of everyday life in Roman Zaragoza. Without leaving the area currently delineated by the Ebro River and Coso Street, there are also magnificent traces of other periods. In Plaza del Pilar, near the Town Hall, stands Palacio de la Lonja, a lovely example of Renaissance architecture with original elements influenced by Mudejar and late gothic art.