28 - 30 September 2022
Zaragoza
Spain

World News Media Congress 2022

World Media Leaders Summit, World Editors Summit, Women in News Summit, Golden Pen of Freedom

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As a crossroads city with a very long history, the streets of Zaragoza blend 2,000 year old Roman buildings, Muslim and Christian monuments from the Middle Ages, the impressive baroque Pilar Basilica with the epoch-defining art of local genius painter Francisco de Goya, and modern 21st century architecture.

Zaragoza’s history has shaped the values of the city in the spirit of tradition and innovation, respect and independence, freedom and accountability, and these values shine through in the daily trans- mission of information of its print media.

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Top Sights 

Pilar Square and its surroundings. The Basilica of our Lady of Pilar lies in one the largest pedestrian squares of Europe. It is a baroque’s jewel and one of the most important Marian pilgrimage sites in the world. Discover more about the Basilica here. The outstanding artistic genius of Goya can be seen in the domes of the Basílica del Pilar and the nearby museum dedicated to his work. You’ll find the Goya Museum of Zaragoza to be the perfect place for learning all about the genius artist’s work.

San Salvador Cathedral – La Seo. Built over the main mosque of the Muslim old town. A mix of styles from Romanesque to Neoclassical. It is exterior wall is one example of Aragonese Mudéjar Art, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Aljafería Palace. One of the most important buildings of the Hispanic- Moslem architecture from the 11th century, current headquarter of the Parliament of Aragón. In the tower of Troubadour, Verdi puts the plot of his famous opera “Il trovatore”. Discover more here.

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Other Highlights

  • Gastronomy. Zaragoza is a crossroads, of routes, cultures, history and flavours. Zaragoza is an original city, welcoming and full of tradition. In recent years, it has succeeded in transforming itself into a major European urban centre, innovative and avant-garde, blending tradition and modernity. Its cuisine is a reflection of the city’s character and its people. Discover more here.
  • Urban Art encompasses all kind of art that is expressed on the street describing the work of artists who develop a way of expression through the use of various techniques such as templates , posters, murals, graffiti and ephemeral installations among the most important. Discover more here.
  • +100km of Bike Lanes. Discover Zaragoza by bike, download map and two route possibilities here.

Culture and fiesta join together in Zaragoza, the city everyone wants to return to. For so much more of what Zaragoza has to offer, click here.

 

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We offer free tours for our delegates, thanks to our partner Zaragoza Turismo. You can sign up for the tours at the Congress online registration. Please note that the spots are on a first come, first served basis. Contact zcb@zaragozaconventionbureau.com for any inquiries regarding the below tours

Panoramic Tour
Tour through the city by a panoramic double decker bus with an English-speaking guide of one hour duration, leaving from and arriving to the Palacio de Congresos (meet in front of the main entrance). Every bus fits 47 people on the top floor. Timetable:
27th September: 16.00 – 17.30 – 19.00
30th September: 14.00 – 15.30 – 17.00 – 18.30

Goya Tourist Tour
Guided tour for max 50 people, visiting Basílica del Pilar Cathedral, Goya Museum, and Zaragoza Museum. They will start and finish in Plaza del Pilar Tourist Office and will take approximately two hours.
27th September: 17.00 – 19.30
30th September: 15.00 – 17.30

Mudéjar Tourist Tour
Guided tour for max 50 people, visiting San Salvador Cathedral, San Pablo Church, and Magdalena Church. They will start and finish in Plaza del Pilar Tourist Office and will take approximately two hours.
27th September: 17.00 – 19.30
30th September: 15.00 – 17.30

 

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