We show you both the information you need to go to DrupalCamp Spain and different options for you to organise your trip.
DrupalCamp Spain 2022 will take place in Zaragoza, capital of the autonomous community of Aragon.
Zaragoza enjoys a privileged location in the middle valley of the Ebro, a crossroads of natural routes (equidistant from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao). This situation has favoured its great growth and has boosted the city as one of the most solid and dynamic economic centres in Spain.
How to get there?
Zaragoza Airport is a Spanish public airport owned by Aena, located 10 km southwest of the city centre of Zaragoza. It is located in the district of Garrapinillos, in the municipality of Zaragoza. It is an airport for joint civil-military use, sharing runways and some facilities with the Zaragoza Air Base.
Zaragoza has connections with Brussels, Lisbon, Milan, Paris, Vienna, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands...
BUS / TRAIN
Zaragoza Delicias Intermodal Station belongs to the Network of cities with High Speed Train Stations and welcomes travellers entering and leaving the city by train or bus from practically anywhere in Spain.
It has several connections to access all parts of the city: Urban Bus (lines 34, 51, Ci1 and Ci2), Intercity Bus (line 501), Tourist Bus and Taxi.
If you choose to come by road, Zaragoza is about 300 kilometres from major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.
The roads linking Zaragoza with these cities are fast roads, motorways and dual carriageways, there are paid and free options, and the journey time is about 3 hours.
The two buildings that make up the headquarters of this DrupalCamp are located next to each other, so you can walk from one to the other. If you want to get to know Zaragoza and enjoy the charms of this wonderful city, here are the possibilities. Zaragoza has a complete urban transport network with a multitude of options both collective and individual.
CITY / TOURIST BUS
City Bus: 36 daytime lines provide service for more than 21 hours on working days. At weekends, the service is extended to cover 24 hours a day with 7 night buses.
Tourist Bus: Zaragoza Turismo offers a Tourist Bus service in different modalities, ideal to get to know all the points of interest of the city for all the attendees and their companions. An excellent choice for visiting the city
Zaragoza has more and more kilometres of bicycle lanes that connect the different neighbourhoods and allow visitors to get to know the city in a more environmentally friendly way. It also offers visitors different public (Bizi) and private companies for the rental of mechanical and electric bicycles (Electric renting group).
It is the means of public transport that respects the environment, the urban landscape and the cultural heritage and connects the most relevant points of DrupalCamp.
OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT
In order to move around with agility and without thinking about where to park, there are other options such as scooters (reby, bird) and shared mobility scooters (cabify).
On the other hand, a caravan area is also available.
Zaragoza has a wide range of hotel accommodation with more than 9600 beds in all types and categories, with hotels ranging from 1 to 5 stars.
The fact that the venue of this DrupalCamp is located just 5 minutes away from the centre of Zaragoza by tram line 1 makes the accommodation possibilities for the attendees incredible, as the downtown area has a great amount and variety of accommodations.
In this link you can consult the complete list of accommodation available in the city: See list of accommodation
The closest hotels to the DrupalCamp venue are:
Hotel Ilunion Romareda: 4-star hotel that stands out for its enviable location: Located next to the Palacio de Congresos, the Jose Antonio Labordeta park and the Romareda football stadium, in the southern area of the Aragonese capital. An unbeatable option for leisure or business trips.
Hospedium Hotel Villa Gomá: offers accommodation adaptable to all the needs of its guests. Spacious rooms, full of light thanks to their large windows, are places of modern design designed for relaxation.
Hotel Reina Petronila: Five star hotel in Zaragoza, the Hotel Reina Petronila, is located in the new cultural and administrative centre of Zaragoza, forming part of the Aragonia Universe designed by Rafael Moneo. A reference hotel for those looking for a different hotel where design becomes an essential part of the hotel.
Museums and attractions
Zaragoza offers its visitors a rich historical and artistic heritage, the result of more than two thousand years of history. Iberians, Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians have left their mark on the capital, making it worthy of the title of City of Four Cultures.
The Zaragoza City Council's tourism website offers all the information on the different events taking place in the city, as well as the places not to be missed during your visit. Zaragoza Tourism
There are other sites that list the best places to visit in the city of Zaragoza, the squares, museums, monuments, fountains, parks, churches... What to see in Zaragoza
The must-see places for your visit are:
BASILICA OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PILAR
The Basilica del Pilar is one of the major centres of Marian devotion and pilgrimage and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.
Situated on the banks of the river Ebro, on the same spot where the Virgin Mary appeared on the Pilar, you cannot miss this architectural jewel of Aragonese Baroque architecture, listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest.
In addition, inside the basilica there are two frescoes painted by Francisco de Goya on a vault and a dome of the temple.
Built in the 11th century as a pleasure palace for the Muslim kings who ruled the Taifa of Sarakusta.
The Aljafería has undergone various vicissitudes, changes and stages. Many Aragonese still remember it as a barracks in the 20th century, but today it is a living, open building, a cultural reference point, which shows its long history and houses within its walls the institution that represents all Aragonese people: the Cortes de Aragón.
CATHEDRAL OF SALVADOR OF ZARAGOZA
La Seo, also known as the Cathedral of the Saviour, is one of the two cathedrals that Zaragoza has (in Spain there are only 6 cities that have more than one), and although it is less well known than the Basilica del Pilar, historically it is perhaps more important for the city, and both its exterior and interior are of great beauty.
To enter the cathedral you have to pay a small entrance fee which also entitles you to visit the Museum of the Tapestries of La Seo, a very important collection of 63 pieces of great value and which constitute one of the greatest jewels of Spanish heritage.
The parish church is free of charge, but don't miss the spectacular Mudejar coffered ceiling inside.
The museums dedicated to the Forum, the River Port, the Public Baths and the Theatre make up the route of Caesaraugusta, an itinerary from which you can discover the political centre and the most emblematic public buildings of the Roman city, and relive the areas in which the commercial, economic, political and social, cultural and religious activity of the colony took place.
"PARQUE GRANDE" JOSÉ ANTONIO LABORDETA
With its 44 hectares, the José Antonio Labordeta Park, also known as the Parque Grande, is the second largest green space in the city, only surpassed since 2008 by the Parque del Agua.
Inside there are 2 lakes and 8 monumental fountains, 22 sculptures, 9 drinking fountains and lots of interesting places to get lost and escape from the noise of the cars.
There are also children's games for the little ones to enjoy. In the park you can discover the 160 botanical species plus the 146 species of the Botanical Garden.
EXPO ZARAGOZA 2008
Throughout its 36 hectares, the Expo 2008 site preserves the memories of what was the exhibition that brought modernity to the city. Nowadays, it is made up of the buildings that made up the exhibition, in the middle of a plan to reuse the facilities in a unique setting next to the Ebro River.
Access to the exhibition site is via the Third Millennium Bridge, if you are coming from the Delicias Station area, or via Avenida Ranillas or Pasarela del Voluntariado, if you are coming from the city centre.
If you are still hungry for more, we leave you a series of links with recommendations of other leisure spaces:
Bars & Restaurants
Lunch and dinner on Saturday are included with the DrupalCamp ticket.
For other times, or if you prefer to enjoy the gastronomy of Zaragoza on your own, we propose several options.
NEARBY RESTAURANTS AND BARS
El Foro - Calle Eduardo Ibarra, 4.
La Tagliatella - Plaza Emperador Carlos 2.
Tatín - C/ Luis Bermejo s/n Centro Comercial Los Porches Audiorama
Pizzeria da Claudio - Plaza de San Carlos 8 C.C. Porches del Audiorama
The most emblematic place in Zaragoza for tapas.
Full of bars and restaurants. The tapas bars are open every day of the week and you can go for lunch or dinner, although it is an area that tends to be livelier in the afternoon and evening during the week and at weekends at any time of the day.
El champi - Esquina de la calle Libertad con Estébanes
Bodegas Almau - Calle Estébanes, 10.
Taberna Doña Casta - Calle Estébanes, 6.
El Melí del tubo - Calle Libertad, 12.
La miguería - Plaza Sas, 6.
Bula Tapas - C. José María Lacarra de Miguel, 23.
Smooth - Plaza los Sitios, 18.
Bocachica - C. Arquitecto Magdalena, 6.
Atípico - C. José María Lacarra de Miguel, 18.
Nómada Street Food - P.º de Fernando el Católico, 37.
MICHELIN STAR / SOL REPSOL RESTAURANTS
La Prensa - C. José Nebra, 3.
Cancook - C. Juan II de Aragón, 5.
Gamberro - Bolonia, 26.
Absinthium - Hotel Oriente, C. del Coso, 11.
El Chalet - Santa Teresa de Jesús, 25.
La Senda - Hernán Cortés, 15.
Quema - María Agustín, 20.
Novodabo - Plaza Aragón, 12.
Gente Rara - Santiago Lapuente, 10.
Pubs and discos
In Zaragoza there are a large number of pubs and discotheques. Some of the best known are the following:
Da Luxe Café Cantante - Plaza Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 12
El Plata. Cabaret Ibérico - Calle Cuatro de Agosto, 23
Sala López - Calle de Sixto Celorrio, 2
Oasis Club Teatro - Calle Basilio Boggiero, 28
HÏDE CLUB - Av. de César Augusto, 30
Babia - Cam. de las Torres, 42
Gran Café Zaragozano - C. del Coso, 35