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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ascensor del Pilar

Ascensor del Pilar
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6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada...
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

I spent a couple of days in Zaragoza at the start of March. Despite some drizzle and high winds I braved the trip to the top of the tower, most of which was by lift. The €3 fee is very reasonable and its a great way of getting oriented. Well worth it, but I suspect it would be busier on a sunny day!

Visited March 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Great views of Zaragoza. But choose wisely the best day weatherwise if possible. Rates are a little bit high for just a lift.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Nice addition to a Cathedral (Pilar) visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Whilst entry to the Pilar Basilica/Cathedral is free, it costs a €3 supplement to go up the lift and then a set of stairs up to the top of the Cathedral tower where spectacular views are to be had of Zaragoza and of the surrounding countryside.

If you purchase the Zaragoza card, however, entry to both attractions is free.

Access is through a door in the Cathedral and we did not have to wait to enter the lift. I would say we were at the top of the tower within 5 minutes of deciding to go up the tower!

There are 360 views of Zaragoza and the river Ebro; it gives you a good impression of how Zaragoza fits in with the surrounding scenery as well, with faint views of the Pyrenees in the background. For €3 or for free with your Zaragoza card I would recommend a trip up the tower a as a must-do addition to your Cathedral visit!

Visited July 2013
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“If a view you want....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Very simple: Greet the very friendly attendant, pay 3 Euro and he will escort you in the glass elevator to the top where you will climb another 50 (?) steps to the very top of the tower and there enjoy a magnificent view...

Visited July 2013
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Izmir, Turkey
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“Wonderful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Last May we visited Zaragoza for a day but after arriving there we realized that it really deserved two or more days. It was a cozy, lovely city. The view from the Ascensor del Pilar was absolutely amazing. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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