The ancient Romans founded Caesaraugusta. Under Muslim rule, it became Saraqusta. Discover the fascinating history of Zaragoza on this free walking tour of the city.
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. 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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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 activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Zaragoza history.
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in 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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Plaza de España.