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Getting There -- Iberia has direct flights to Zaragoza from Madrid and Barcelona. From the airport in Zaragoza, you can get a bus to the Plaza de San Francisco. For flight information, call tel. 90-240-05-00.

Nineteen trains arrive daily from Barcelona (trip time: 3 1/2-4 1/2 hr.) and 15 from Madrid (3 hr.). Trains pull into EstaciĆ³n Zaragoza-Delcias, Calle Rioja 33 (tel. 90-224-02-02).

There is one direct bus a day between Zaragoza and Barcelona (3 1/2 hr.).

By car, Zaragoza is easily reached on the E-90 (A-2) east from Madrid or west from Barcelona.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, Plaza del Pilar s/n (tel. 90-214-20-08; www.turismozaragoza.com), is open daily April to October 9am to 9pm, and November to March 10am to 8pm.

Special Events -- One of the city's big festivities is the Fiesta de la Virgen del Pilar, held the week of October 12, with top-name bullfighters, religious processions, and general merriment.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.