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Phase 2: (from Cognac-f) to Zaragoza

Distance and a quick city visit

sunny 20 °C
View Southern road trip on moustache17's travel map.

Sitting down for planning and asking around amongst friends - I needed to pick either Pamplona or Zaragoza as the next logical step on the way South.

As you can expect, some prefer the one over the other. And sure each one has to offer many sights, so a choice was not easy.

It finally became Zaragoza. Just a bit further on the road and frankly - I do not like anything around bullfighting. Call them crazy or stupid but I do not see the fun of running ahead of some bulls in the streets of town and getting your ass punctured.
Bullfighting in general. Whether the bull gets the sword or the toreador gets a horn through his eye socket.


The trip itself was again easy.
Cruising all the way. Enjoying the changing scenery.

So, Zaragoza.
Really happy with the choice.
Arrived Friday afternoon and stayed all Saturday.

Walking and viewing the city. They have great architectural buildings and pleasant squares/walking areas.
Liked the very visual roman heritage. The city walls, an amphitheatre in middle of town.

Also the main square are - basilica and other great buildings.

Just wandering around.
I have less desire these days to go into the cold guts of a building. Staying outside in the warm spring sun and just admiring the outside.

Zaragoza has also hundreds of tapa bars and cervezarias. Several in each street.
It is great to walk in and sit at the bar.
Order drinks and pick tapas which are behind the display counter.
No need for a sit down dinner.

Just for reference.
Stayed in the Hotel Palafox.
Hotels are cheap this time of year so picked a 5 star for that reason.
It was ok but not a waw factor.
One thing that counts is the secure parking so that was a good plus.
The one really minus was the couple next door who decided to have a (drunken?) fight at 02.30H after they left the wedding party downstairs.
Hope it was not the marrying couple themselves because otherwise they have jumped into married bliss right away.
Guess they made up because at 07.30 there was a different noice so decided to get up and hit the road.....

Posted by moustache17 09:02 Archived in Spain Tagged zaragoza

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