In Spain they call is Zaragoza, but you might be more familiar with is as Saragossa - either way, it’s still the capital of Aragon, sitting on the River Ebro, the fifth-largest city in Spain. The Romans ruled here for a while but it was the Arabs who controlled the city in 714 and dubbed Saraqusta. The era of Spanish rule began when the Aragonese conquered Zaragoza in 1118. Legend has it that Christianity in Spain began here, and the Virgin Mary was reputed to have appeared, standing on a pillar, before Saint James the Great. The October festival celebrating the event, Las Fiestas del Pilar, lasts nine days and features fireworks, bands, dances, and carnival processions and a festival of bulls.
If you’re thinking of sending parcels to Zaragoza, remove all thoughts of the ordinary postal service from your thinking at once. We’ve seen and tried everything on our way to becoming the UK’s largest online parcel delivery service and, trust us, there’s only one way to go: the best way to send a parcel to Zaragoza is to send a courier to Zaragoza. No possible strikes to spoil the journey, no unnecessary delays, just a swift and secure delivery that you can be sure to rely on.
By far your best bet is to opt for the big, famous names in the courier business, those with well-established international networks and a thoroughly professional attitude - those like TNT, Parcelforce and FedEx. Unfortunately, they don’t make life easy for the casual browser looking to arrange a parcel delivery to Zaragoza. There is some confusion to be found with different terminology, tariffs can vary widely and all in all it’s a pain to wade through. Luckily, we’ve done all the wading for you to leave with some simple to understand information - everything you need to know and nothing more - so you can make an informed decision.
After that, it’s all down to wrapping your package well so you don’t send a parcel to Zaragoza that stands no chance of making its international journey, and remembering to include the all-important códigos postale - the vital five-number Spanish postcode.