The ancient Romans founded Caesaraugusta. Under Muslim rule, it became Saraqusta. Discover the fascinating history of Zaragoza on this guided walking tour of the city. What's more, it's free!
Free Walking Tour of Zaragoza
Your free tour of Zaragoza's historic centre will begin in the Plaza de España. This square is located at the site of the ancient Roman entrance to the Aragonese capital, the oldest part of the city.
Learn all about the origins of Zaragoza as you explore its Roman remains, which date back to the first century CE, when Emperor Augustus founded a city on banks of the Ebro River and named it Caesaraugusta.
Firstly, you'll visit the Puerta Cinegia, the former southern entrance to the Roman city, before you head over to Plaza de San Felipe. Here, you'll learn the story of the 'Leaning Tower of Zaragoza'. Also called the Torre Nueva, the watchtower was demolished by the city council in the 19th century, claiming that it posed a risk to the surrounding area.
Your free guided tour of Zaragoza will continue through the winding streets of El Tubo, an area of the city famous for its tapas. You'll arrive at Plaza del Pilar, right in the heart of the city, where you can admire the magnificent Baroque exterior of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar as your guide reveals interesting curiosities about the 'Patron Saint of Hispanic Peoples'. Not far from here, you'll reach the Cathedral of the Saviour, also known as La Seo de Zaragoza. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an incredible mix of architectural styles, from Gothic to Mudejar to Baroque.
You'll then visit the old Roman walls of Zaragoza, and see where the ancient ruins meet the Tower of Zuda, observing yet again the fusion of Roman and Muslim architecture. Finally, your guided walking tour will end by the Roman Theatre, which, while over 2000 years old, wasn't actually discovered until the second half of the 20th century.
- Groups with over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in this free walking tour.
- Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can be accompanied by a maximum of three adolescents or children.
- This tour does not include access to any monuments, just visiting the exterior of the sites.
If you're a group of 6 or more people, or if you prefer a more personalised service, you can reserve a private tour of Zaragoza instead. You'll have a guide just for you: there won't be anyone else in the group except you and your partner, family or friends.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Zaragoza history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Zaragoza local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Plaza de España.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.