Santo Domingo – Opening
“And we returned to the street, to the ventolero cold of the winters, to the suffocating heat of the days of July”
We leave to the place of Santo Domingo by the street Foreman crossing the streets of Chandlers, San Blas, San Pablo and Boggiero. We leave to Count Aranda, main route of the city that will lead to us until the Place of the Opening. In her they wait for new pages to us of Aragonese history. This place was scene of hard combats during the Sites and of the baroque church that was located little next to the walls it is. In center of the place, the monument in honor to the heroins remembers protagonism that had from Zaragoza women in the defense from this entrance to the city. To little meters, hiding the Pignatelli building, headquarters of the Government of Aragon, the beautiful rotation of the bullring rises.
And towards the district of the Delights, where it takes the Avenue of Madrid, the castle of the Aljafería of the s. XI, present headquarters of Cortes de Aragon, magnificent testimony of passed the Muslim one of Saragossa. The palace was witness of the love of the Aragoneses by José Antonio Labordeta when in thousands they met to give the last goodbye him. Against the Aljafería it waits for the restaurant to us of Emilio House, the one of “that citizen whom it gave us to eat at times of repression”. In him, under the picture that presides over the corner dedicated to José Antonio, still many of their good friendly meet.
She is well-known as “the Mercy. It was designed in 1764 in neoMudejar style, being the second oldest one of Spain. Its present aspect is fruit of the reforms of 1919 and 1989. It was constructed with the purpose of to obtain bottoms for the Hospital and House of the Mercy.
Palace of the Aljafería
Fortified Muslim palace of the s. XI. After the conquest of the city it happened to be residence of the Aragonese kings. At the moment she is host of Cortes de Aragon. Of their multiple attractiveness the Golden Hall and the Hall the Throne of Reyes Católicos can be emphasized.