Torre Del Pilar

Torre Del Pilar, Zaragoza

Torre Del Pilar
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eagertraveller123
UK1,135 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The £3 to go up by elevator are a must - you need to go into the church and follow an arrow, and don’t worry as the lift isn’t closed (the chap who sells tickets also goes up and down). After the end of the lift ride you still go up a few more flights, but mind that the landing for the lift probably gives you the best photos. Go in the morning as the sun is right.
Written June 16, 2019
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Mortenhoegh
130 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
I had a few hours to walk around in Zaragoza on my own and heard from a colleague that it was possible to go up into the church towers. The entrance was hidden in the far end of the church towards the street (through a big door and out into what seemed like a dead end). But I’m so glad did not give up. The 3€ it costs to get up was well worth it. The restoration and the glass elevation was in itself a good sign. The let you out almost all the way up but the final part must be undertaken via narrow stairs.
A must-do for photographers and anyone who wants to see the sunset over the city.
Written November 26, 2018
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,224 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
For 3 euros a lift will take up to the top of one of the basilica's towers. It provides a closer look to the colorful domes of the basilica. Also nice views over Zaragoza and Ebro river. For best photo opportunities go there in the late afternoon. Remember that it can be windy up there.
Written April 5, 2015
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Gary T
St. Albans, UK996 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
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!
Written March 12, 2014
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chris s
Ourimbah, Australia203 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
You really get a lift when you visit the tower above the basilica. The entrance to the tower is hard to find but it’s inside the basilica through a back corner door. Not well marked. When you get to the top of the lift you still have to walk up a couple more levels but the view is well worth it.
Written November 25, 2019
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Paco E
Zaragoza, Spain10 contributions
May 2016
We had to wait several minutes in the queue but it was worth it. Price is €2 and you get to enjoy one of the best views in Zaragoza. In a good day without fog, you can see as far as the Pyrenees on the North, and follow the river path both from West to East within the city. The Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Zaragoza thus it allows you to see the monuments around the historic centre with a new perspective, and contemplate the skyline of Zaragoza, which is very nice, especially at sundown.
A very enjoyable experience overall. Please, refrain if you are afraid of heights, the elevator has glass walls and you can see the inside of the Tower while going up. Also, be aware that there is a short flight of stairs to get to the top balcony.
Written April 12, 2017
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ATS251
Mount Pleasant, SC71 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The elevator only takes you part of the way up; from there you have to climb stairs if you want to go to the top of the tower. The floor around the staircase is clear, so you can see all the way down--great if you love heights, but not so fun if you are prone to vertigo. The vistas of the basilica roof, the river, and Zaragoza are worth the ascent. Absolutely stunning view!
Written July 28, 2016
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Ice_D_8
Canberra, Australia510 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
The Ascensor del Pilar provides an amazing view of Zaragoza. The lift takes you up and down most of the way, with the top reached by some modern, sturdy stairs. Tip 1: the lift is accessed outside of the basilica. Tip 2: At the base of the modern spiral stairs for the final part to the top, there is a strong floor made of glass, overlooking the lift well - people with unease of heights advised not to look down.
Written December 31, 2015
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JThF
Amsterdam, The Netherlands220 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
perfect view of ZARAGOZA ; you can get up 80% bij the elevator there after a spectacular stairway to the observatory.
Written April 26, 2015
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goingplaces171
Manchester, UK144 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
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!
Written August 4, 2013
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