'Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.'
These are the words of Francisco Goya, a world-renowned painter of wondrous gothic images and son of the city of Zaragoza. Goya's genius is not surprising when you look at the beautiful city of Zaragoza and its influence on the painter. This city is known for its culinary delights, majestic landmarks like the BasÃlica del Pilar and La Seo Cathedral as well as the AljaferÃa Palace along with its rich history and folklore. But what draws many people to this city is its genuine sense of antiquity.
Saving Money in Zaragoza
There a plenty of hotels in Zaragoza for people traveling on a budget. One of the most modern hotels that is streamlined for backpackers is the Ibis Budget Zaragoza. Amongst the cheap hotels in the city the Ibis is known for comfort and access to the sights of Zaragoza, both modern and historical. Consequently, for the sake of guests, the rooms have a very modern feel. Each one comes with a full bathroom with a shower, a TV with national and international channels, and of course, Wi-Fi; and they also allow pets on the premises. One of the other popular cheap hotels in Zaragoza is the Hostal Cumbre. The Hostal Cumbre features free Wifi, an elevator, TV, heating, accepts credit cards, features optional air conditioning, and a bathroom in every room. It's very basic, but it's a perfect place to stay while seeing the city.
Luxuries of Zaragoza
When it comes to luxury hotels in Zaragoza the Nh Collection Gran Hotel de Zaragoza is one of the most significant examples of a high-end hotel that caters to travelers with extravagant tastes. As is the case with many luxuriant Zaragoza hotels, the Nh Collection Gran Hotel de Zaragoza is located in the center of the city near the Paseo de la Independencia. Each room features an ensuite bathroom with full amenities, satellite/ cable TV, direct dial telephone, Internet access via Wi-Fi, and a minibar. Additionally, it's only about 20 minutes from the airport. Another luxury option for visitors to Zaragoza is the Suites Apartamentos Los Girasoles. This hotel is unique as it specializes in rooms that are more like fully furnished apartments. Los Girasoles hotel is located near all the cities points of interest such as the Plaza Pilar and the major shopping center. This hotel is all about creating a home away from home by providing every possible convenience.
The Boutique Farm of Zaragoza
The Apartamentos Uncastillo is one of several boutique style Zaragoza hotels. This is a very exclusive property with only three rooms on what was a farm, giving guests the authentic feel of old world Spain. Located at Uncastillo, you can see the wondrous monuments of Zaragoza from the balcony. The folks who run the property take a special kind of pride in creating an authentic experience filled with peace, comfort, and tranquility.