The Pilar Festival 2017 in Zaragoza (Fiestas del Pilar) will be held from October 6 to October 15 in honor of our patron saint of Zaragoza, the Virgin of Pilar. They are the largest and best known of the city. With an extensive program of activities organized by private entities and the City Council.
The official festivities begin with the “Festival Programmation” ( Pregón de Fiestas ) made from the balcony of City Hall. Highlights include concerts, giants and big heads, puppets, bands, heifers, fireworks and other entertainment for all audiences.
On 12th of October is the most important, is the Day of Pilar and the patroness of Hispanidad. That day is the most important event, the Offering of Flowers, where thousands of people around the world, dressed in their regional costumes, parade before the Virgin leaving their feet millions of flowers brought as tribute to her.
How to get to the Plaza del Pilar in Zaragoza from the Bed and Breakfast Siesta ?
We are located in an area of easy free parking and a 7 minute walking from the Plaza del Pilar which is the epicenter of the city. No need to take the car because we are next to the Pillar.
In the Festivals of the Pillar they emphasize the Offering of the Flowers, the free concerts that are celebrated during all the days of festivals and a great Christmas Belen that installs in the square by Christmas.
Map of the walking tour is this: