The Zaragoza tourist offices have attended on this Pilar bridge, from October 8 to 12, a total of 6,353 inquiries, most of them made by visitors from other parts of Spain, which is more than triple those registered in 2020 ( 1,761), a year marked by the pandemic in which there were no cultural events.
The Aragonese capital has thus recovered part of the visits it received in its great days, although the 2019 figures are still far away when at this time 14,157 queries are reached
Sara Fernández, the deputy mayor and municipal councilor for Culture and Outreach of the Zaragoza City Council, stressed that the rising figures that began to be recorded this past summer remain.
In statements to the media, he also underlined the “very good reception” of the guided tours, which had 15 percent more visitors than before the pandemic.
More from Madrid and Germans
Since October 8, the entrances to tourist offices have begun to rise, reaching the highest number on Sunday, the 10th, with 1,701 inquiries. In a single day, practically, all the visits registered during the five days of the bridge of the previous year have been equalized.
On these dates, the city welcomes mainly national visitors compared to tourists from other countries. Of the total number of consultations in the offices, 5,635, 89 percent, have been made by national residents compared to 718 by foreigners.
The national consultations have been at 45 percent compared to the same period of 2019. The consultations made by the people of Zaragoza themselves stand out, which have gone from representing 24 percent in 2020 to being ten points higher, as well as the increase in visitors Madrilenians who accumulate 12 percent of the consultations compared to 2 percent the previous year.
Descent of Valencians and French
On the opposite side, the Valencian Community is located, whose citizens have decreased from 30 to 10 percent, the Zaragoza City Council has reported in a press release.
A similar decline has occurred with French tourists, who in 2020 made 37 percent of inquiries while in 2021 it was 29 percent. On the contrary, this year more German visitors have arrived.
The average stay in the Aragonese capital is between two and three days, and the majority, 57 percent, visit the city attracted by its cultural activity and monumental heritage.
Among the information requested, the monuments stand out in 24 percent, the general information of the city is 21 percent; and cultural activities 19 percent.
During these days, Zaragoza Tourism offers citizens a “quality” tourist offer, which according to the results has been very well received.
In fact, between October 8 and 12, a total of 472 people participated in the guided tours, such as the routes to the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo, the Real Maestranza or the Guided Walks, a figure that not only exceeds that of 2020 but also that of 2019, with 15 percent more.
The Mirador de las Cuatro Culturas del Torreón de la Zuda has also been another tourist attraction, with 392 people, 206 percent more than in 2020 and 26 percent more than in 2019.
On the other hand, 754 travelers have chosen to discover the city on the tourist bus and the megabus, 83 percent more than in 2020. In 2019 this service was not offered during the Pilar.