Spain’s Great Cities Are Overrun with Tourists—but Not This One

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This is the latest edition of our series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World.

It’s not what you might call “off the beaten path.” Glance at any map of Spain and you won’t take long to find it, poised at the mid-point between Madrid and Barcelona and between the country’s Cantabrian and Mediterranean coasts. Both by road and rail, it’s well-connected. And a river runs through it—the mighty Ebro, Spain’s answer to the Rhine or Volga.

Which makes it all the more remarkable that even after 32 years of life in Spain, until quite recently I’d never once set foot in the place. The remote Atlantic island of El Hierro, the Coast of Death in Galicia’s northwest corner, the peaks of Gredos and the lagoons of Daimiel—all of these I had explored and written about at one time or other. But three decades later Zaragoza still hovered in the upper reaches of my bucket list.

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