Behind Plaza Pilar the River Ebro, formerly known as the Iber, flows. It gives shape and personality to the city although ... More
Behind Plaza Pilar the River Ebro, formerly known as the Iber, flows. It gives shape and personality to the city although Zaragoza has ignored its presence for quite a long time. The Ebro is the largest and longest river in Spain (though the Tagus is the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, as it flows into Portugal). It starts in the Cantabrian Mountains and flows into the Mediterranean Sea near Tortosa 900km later. It was navigable until the construction of reservoirs and had a harbor in the Roman city. Even the Normans went up it from Tortosa as far as Navarra. Five bridges cross this river in the city.
The end of Avenida San Sebastian, in Primo de Rivera Park, is cut off by a waterfall which flows down
a long flight of steps. Above this stands the monument to Alfonso I, King of Aragón. There, in the ...
This building was built in the 18th century as Casa de Misericordia, an orphanage and poorhouse. The patron of the
city, Ramon Pignatelli, promoted its construction. During the War of Independence this building became a military hospital. In the ...
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