The Cathedral of The Saviour of Zaragoza (also known as ‘La Seo’) is another pearl of the city. It is less popular than its counterpart El Pilar but offers an equally unique history. Like so many other places in Zaragoza, its architecture takes you through the past by combining Roman, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque influences in a very unique way.
The Cathedral’s origins are connected to the City Forum – a civic and commercial centre located near The Ebro River and facing the port. On the forum, there was also a temple – Visigoth or a Mozarabic Church, which can be seen in the museum below The Plaza de Pilar.
After the Roman era, there was a Mosque built in this place. Following the arrival of Alfonso I the Battler in 1118, the Mosque was destroyed and The Catholic Church was built in a Romanesque style. Later, there were additions built to the Church of San Salvador in the Gothic and Baroque style.
Today La Seo and El Pilar share the role of The Cathedral in Zaragoza.