By the bullring we can see Plaza Portillo, so called because here lay one of the eight gates the city until the 19th century. ... More
Plaza del Portillo
By the bullring we can see Plaza Portillo, so called because here lay one of the eight gates the city until the 19th century. This gate was damaged during the War of Independence, later restored and finally destroyed in 1869. The middle of the square has a garden with trees and bushes, and a monument to the heroine Agustina de Aragón, erected in 1908 by Benlliure for the centenary memorial of the sieges of Zaragoza (there were two: in 1808 and 1809). Opposite stands the baroque Portillo Church. Goya immortalized Agustina de Aragón in a portrait next to the old Plaza Portillo.
Following Avenida Independencia to its end and beyond Plaza Aragón you arrive at Plaza Basilio Paraíso. Larger than Plaza Aragón,
this is the place where the city's most important avenues meet. In the centre stands Capricho Fountain, whose jets ...
Located at the end of Avenida Independencia, Plaza Aragón was built to glorify the autonomous region of Aragón, made up
of three provinces: Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel. In the centre of the square, surrounded by gardens, a column rises ...
'Barrio del Carmen' is the most popular neighborhood in the old district of the city. Its small streets will take
you back to the olden days while contrasting with the mostly young faces who move about the neighborhood, especially ...