5 de septiembre de 2012

Zaragoza trip - I

Hello everybody! 

Today I'm going to tell some things about the weekend in Zaragoza (a city in Spain). 

Catalonia is near Zaragoza's region, so my family and I decided go by car. 
From my city to Zaragoza we took 3 hours long. 
Even 3 hours isn't ta long time, I needed my Hello Kitty cushion. 
Take care of my neck is important!
Even so, I couldn't sleep because I was nervous >.< Moreover I like see the landscape.

We arrived without problems and we weren't tired, so we we went sightseeing 
after settling down in the hotel. The hotel was perfect because it 
was in the old part of the city (the best part).
All sightseeing places were very close to the hotel and to each other.

La Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar is the most famous place to visit in Zaragoza (was very crowded!). The Virgin, called Pilar (a Spanish name also) is the icon of the city. There are a big festival every 12th October to celebrate her day. 
People offer flowers to the Virgin and the flowers make up her dress (her shawl)

You can see Pilar Virgin in the right side (the white little triangle)

As always, my family and I decided light a candle into the basilica. Just a  superstitious gesture when we visit some church (like this, because is very important)

These candles are electronic candles! A lot of people insert coin to pray to the candle light. The purpose is ask something to the Virgin. Maybe it could come true.

In front of the church there are shops with religious motifs like these rosary. When I saw it I remember my grandma. She likes it and has some really beautiful. Into the shops you can find Virgin figure and a special candies called "adoquines del Pilar", "Pilar's paving stone candy". I don't like it, so I didn't bought. 

Me in the square, in front of  el Pilar, the basilica. 
There are many statues throughout all the city. I
 like it because people can take pictures with them. 

In that photo I'm trying to pose and look like the statue ^-^

After dinner some "tapas", little Spanish typical snack (but in Barcelona are less typical), 
we went for a walk and see the night scape. 

Places look different by day and night, what do you think? 
This is the basilica. First time I saw it I was shocked... I didn't imagine it was so great!
In the photo appear two lions above the columns and there 
is where "el Puente de Piedra" (stone bridge) begins. 

Me on the bridge. That night the temperature was very good :) 

To end the day we go to drink some cocktails. I loved walk trough "the party night area" because is different from Barcelona party. Here people use to go to disco, pubs and music clubs, but in the old part of Zaragoza people enjoy the night into tapa's bar. 
The place we chose was like a yard with colour lights and music. A perfect atmosphere although the service wasn't good enough... :/ they were very slow serving the customers

I chose Sex on the Beach cocktail, one of my favourites 

Then, the first day ended. Time to go to sleep and rest. Second day was more tiring.

 I will tell you more in the next entry ^-^ 

3 comentarios:

  1. oooh, the place is really magical ^_~ thanks for sharing such wonderful photos =)

  2. que maca surts a les fotos^^ i que bonic sembla zaragoza!

  3. Que bonita es Zaragoza, viendo tu actualización me dan ganas de volver a ir !