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Virgin of Pilar Basilica is one of the most important Mary’ sanctuary of the catholic world, where thousands of pilgrims arrive at every year. It is also one principal artistic center which has valuable works of art and from many different times. At the edges of Ebre there is Virgin of Pilar Basilica, jewel of baroque art in Aragon. This church succeeds the built in 1515 in gothic style, which, on the other hand, succeeded the romanesque church destroyed by fire in 1443.
Alfajería Palace is one of the most important monuments of Spanish-Muslim architecture of 11th century. Although the building has suffered many alterations we can go for a walk between its beautiful arcades in the gardens of Saint Elizabeth Yard, the Golden Room and the Chapel.
Saint Salvador Cathedral (La Seo). The first Christian Cathedral of Saragossa was built on behalf of Saint Salvador and it is situated in the same place where was before the roman temple of forum, the visighotic church and the Major Moslim Mosque. At the end of 12th century, new works continued the artistic guidelines of late Romanesque with elements developed in Jaca’s Cathedral.
Auditorium. It is a grandiose proportioned building created in 1994 by Manuel Pérez Latorre’s design. It has an elevated porch on tall pillars which contains inside a large and modern service complex that can hold up to ten thousands people.
Infanta’s Patio. This patio was built during 16th century, which was a part of the banker and merchant Gabriel Zaporta’s Palace. He owned this building situated in Saint Jorge Street and is had the typical structure of Aragonese renaissance patios, standing out due to the innovative decoration.
José Antonio Labordeta Big Park is a park of 40 hectares of the city of Zaragoza, located in the University District. For nearly a century was the largest park in the city until the construction in 2008 of Luis Buñuel Water Park on the occasion of the Expo Zaragoza 2008. Until September 2010 the park was named Primo de Rivera, but the public outcry at the death of José Antonio Labordeta caused the name change.
Roman Theatre’s Ruins of Caesaraugusta  In a architectural way, the Theatre of Caesaragusta is an excellent model of a widespread protoype of theatres in the Mediterranean roman world. It is an air building different from theatres which have the stands leaned on the slope of a mountain.
Principal Theatre. From the inauguration in August 25, 1798, this theatre has suffered many alterations since 1858, when the architect José de Yarza transformed the part inside the original coliseum to increase the capacity.
Carmen’s Town-Gate. It was built by the architect Agustín Sanz in 1792. It is one of the entrance doors to the city in 18th century which suffered the effects of Sitios’ siege. The structure is similar to a roman triumphant arch, like a neoclassic model of Madrid.
Museum Pablo Gargallo (Counts of Argillo’s Palace). It is a monographic museum dedicated to the works of the sculptor Pablo Gargallo. It has sculptures, draws, engravings, and cardboard like patterns for some sculptures, as well as the Batch of Documents about the artist and the contemporary sculptury. It is situated in the Argillo’s Palace, which is the name of the owners in 19th century.
Dean Arch. It is one of the most emblematic places of the city. The origin is in 13th century, when it was planned to construct a building to communicate the Cathedral with the new house of the dean, principal of the Council after the prelate. The present arch has many repairs because of the repair in 14th century, standing out the widowed balcony with gothic-Mudejar style windows. 
Independence Avenue The main way of the city which was inaugurated due to the Spanish-French Fair in 1908.
La Lonja. The building was constructed by the Town Council to serve as market for merchants according to the master Juan de Sariñena’s Project. It is the first building renaissance completely in the city and the most important work of civil engineering in 16th century in Aragon.
University Auditorium. It is one of the most important works of the architect Ricardo Magdalena, a building according to the historic tendency in the time, when the models of Aragonese renaissance palaces were taken up again. It was constructed in brick continuating the tradition, with applications of polychromatic glazed tiles and stucco reliefs.
Murallas Romanas. Caesaraugusta estuvo rodeada de una muralla con numerosas torres, quizá hasta 120. Sus muros tenían un considerable grosor, que alcanzaba en muchas zonas los 7 m, siendo la parte exterior de sillares de alabastro y caliza, y la interior de una argamasa extraordinariamente dura (opus caementicium).
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