Once I had to be in Madrid on Sunday in order to send some packages to Ukraine, so I asked myself why not to come to Madrid through Aragon, where I haven’t been before. I started my trip on Friday morning and I had already found new couchsurfing friends in Zaragoza:)
I didn’t expect much from the city, as it is not so touristic as others in Spain. But what I have seen and what I got to know about Aragon region - so impressive! Contemporary Zaragoza is very contrast! It lies by the Ebro river. Also near Zaragoza was born famous artist Goya, there is big gallery of his works in the city.
Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008, a world's fair on water and sustainable development.
Must see in Zaragoza: Palacio de la Aljaferia.
Thanks to my new friend, who hosted me in Zaragoza, I got so much essential information about Aragon!
In villages people still speak aragonese (what is mix of Spanish, Basque and Catalan) you can even have classes of Aragonese in Zaragoza! What I remember from aragonese is that letter “J”(jota) they pronounce like “CH”. So for example, Jorge would sounds like “Chorche”. Also aragonese consist of many words from Basque language.
And I have to admit that people from Aragon are very proud of Ambar (beer produced in Zaragoza) from 1900;)