Plaza Basilio Paraíso, 4 – 50004 Zaragoza
Edificio Paraninfo is the oldest historic building of the University of Zaragoza, and the most known and studied, both for its high artistic value and its privileged position in the heart of the city.
With 115 years of life, it was originally the home of the Schools of Medicine and Science until 1973, and over time, has become the institutional image of the University of Zaragoza. Contemporary in style, is made of brick with applications of polychrome tiles and stucco reliefs. On the cover of stone, stand seated statues of four important scientists and doctors: Miguel Servet, Andrés Piquer, Ignacio Jordán de Asso and Fausto Elhuyar.
Here he studied and later served as a professor, the Nobel Prize for Medicine Don Santiago Ramón y Cajal, remembered inside with a sculpture made by Benlliure in 1923.
The most solemn ceremonies take place in the assembly hall of Paraninfo: the Inaugural lessons of each academic year, the official celebrations of San Braulio, patron of the University of Zaragoza, and the investiture of Doctors Honoris Causa.
How to arrive by public transport from Delicias Station (trains and buses):
- By urban bus: you can take line 51 at the door of the arrivals (both the train and bus) in direction “Príncipe Felipe” and left it at “Pamplona 5″, barely 3 minutes on foot from the Paraninfo. The first bus leaves at 6:12 am and the last at 01:25 am; with an average frequency of 11 minutes between 06:50 am and 22:00 pm. Journey time: about 25 minutes.
- By taxi: journey time: about 10 minutes.
How to arrive by public transport from the airport of Zaragoza:
- By urban bus: you can take line 501 at the door of the arrivals in direction “Zaragoza” and left it at “Zaragoza – Pº Mª Agustín”, barely 5 minutes on foot from the Paraninfo.
- By taxi: journey time: about 20 minutes.