If the Plaza del Pilar is an attraction in itself for any tourist visiting the Aragonese capital, with the arrival of the Constitution Bridge and the recently installed Christmas market, its popularity has increased. Many onlookers have come to discover the various Aragonese products from these stalls during this festive Wednesday.
For small merchants that the Christmas market returns to Pilar, after a 2020 in which it could not be held, it is again an opportunity to get closer to the public and increase their sales. “It is one of the important markets for Christmas, we have welcomed it with great enthusiasm,” commented artisan Susana Hernando, from Esmalte al fuego, who had already perceived the interest of Zaragozans a few months ago: “The response of the The public has already noticed it in the Fiestas del Pilar, which we put on in the Plaza de Los Sitio and yes, there has already been a lot of interest and encouragement to go out, enjoy and also in the consumption and in the gratitude that the artisans go out to the Street”.
El Belén, located in front of Calle Alfonso, has once again been one of the most visited elements of the market, with a constant influx. Long queues have been registered throughout this day to access the Santa Claus House, in the area known as Lapland. Photographs, tourist visits … Zaragoza has experienced an intense festive day, which, although marked by low temperatures, has not prevented visits to the market, thanks in large part to the sun and clear skies in the morning.
Aragonese products have also been the protagonists of this bridge, there are numerous stalls that offer Aragonese foods, such as those from Maricarmen, with products of Teruel designation of origin, ham, wild boar chorizo or artisan nougat from Alcorisa, products that many tourists take the opportunity to take home “You see them wanting to buy, to go out, to look, everyone was eager,” explained the merchant, who pointed out the variety of visitors, both Valencians and Catalans, and Italians.
Visitors have also been able to buy products such as costume jewelery, handmade garments or “gourmet” food. One of them at the Setrufma stand, with food derived from truffles and mushrooms, as well as fresh truffles collected the previous day. “The people of Zaragoza are responding super well. We are very happy because they have caught us with great enthusiasm ”, commented José Enrique, one of the people in charge of the position.
After a hard year of pandemic, both Zaragozans and visitors have shown on this day the desire to return to the streets to enjoy such a special time as Christmas, and why not, take the opportunity to buy some other detail.