It is considered that the history of the city as we know it today as Zaragoza, began almost two thousand years ago, when a Roman city was founded on an Iberian settlement which they called Caesaraugusta, in honour of the first Roman Emperor Augustus, after his numerous military victories in his campaigns for Hispania. With its foundation, the Roman city soon became a major centre of importance in the Roman Empire and assumed the role of the main Roman head in Hispania.
Its strategic importance made the city to receive great public buildings such as the forum, the river port, the theatre or the public baths. Some of them, particularly the theatre and the wall, can still be seen today and have stood the test of time. The wall is one of the most visible and best preserved Roman monuments in Zaragoza, with up to 80 metres that can be visited. At one time it was a very long wall that measured about 3,000 meters and had about 120 defensive towers.
The Roman theatre of Zaragoza is also one of the most outstanding elements of the city. At the time, the theatre was an imposing construction that could hold up to six thousand spectators without any problem. Legendary Roman plays were usually held here, dramatic works that were directly influenced by Hellenic drama, which was already famous two thousand years ago.
As far as the history of Zaragoza is concerned, we also find an important Mudejar trace. When the city was taken by the Muslims in 714, they realized its importance and during the first stage of the Middle Ages, Zaragoza (whose name comes from the Muslims) became the capital of the northern territories of the Al-Andalus caliphate.
Therefore, it is essential to make what some call the Mudejar route of Zaragoza and, by extension, of Aragon. The Aljafería Palace is the most important civil construction of the eleventh century in the Islamic West and the best preserved example of the Taifa period.
The church of San Pablo, which was built in the fourteenth century, has an octagonal Mudejar tower, which is one of the best examples of Mudejar construction in the city. Its interior houses two concentric bodies between which there is a staircase and allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of Zaragoza.
Also worth mentioning is the tower of La Zuda, the last tower standing of what was once the old palace of La Zuda, or "Sudda", in original Muslim. La Zuda was a Muslim fortress located within the city, where the government was located and served as the nerve centre of the city, mainly on a political level.
The province of Zaragoza has the privilege of being the birthplace of Francisco de Goya, one of the most renowned painters in history for his talent, his relevance and his impact on the artistic world.
Goya's work is particularly interesting because it reflects the complicated historical period in which he lived, especially in his famous paintings of the War of Independence. Among his most famous paintings are the Nude Maja, the Family of Charles IV, and the pessimistic collection of Black Paintings. The Goya Museum, opened in 1979, houses more than a thousand works, half of which are on display in its permanent rooms. It is also worth noting that this is the only complete collection of all the engravings by Francisco de Goya.
Known as the Zaragoza Logistics Plaza, or simply by its acronym Plaza, this logistics park is one of the largest in all of Europe, a true national and international business centre with more than 1,300 hectares of surface area.
It is perfectly connected to Zaragoza airport, the Canal Imperial de Aragón, many train lines and the A-2 motorway, one of the country's main arteries. Large, well-known companies of economic weight meet here. That is why the Sercotel Plaza Feria is a hotel specially prepared and designed not only for comfort, but also for direct connection to one of the most important financial centres in Europe.
It is the ideal place to make contacts, get to know the Spanish business fabric and create business opportunities.