Nourished by the Ebre and the imperial canal that irrigates a fertile plain, Zaragoza imposed itself as a modern city when it organised the 2008 World Expo on the theme of water, a particularly sensitive subject here. Today renowned for its dynamism, the capital of Aragón is steeped in two thousand years of history and has managed to show off its heritage, a legacy left by the Romans and then the Arabs. The festival of El Pilar serves as a reminder that Zaragoza is also an important religious centre.
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