October 22nd, 2010 Zaragoza, Spain @ Pabellón Príncipe Felipe


After a great UK tour, Guns N’ Roses are in Spain tomorrow.  Be ready for some serious rock n’ roll tomorrow night brothers and sisters!

Príncipe Felipe Arena is an arena in Zaragoza, Spain. The arena holds 12,000 people.

The arena hosted the 1990 and 1995 FIBA Champions Cup Final Fours, as well as the 1999 Saporta cup final in which Benneton Treviso defeated Pamesa Valencia.

It is primarily used for basketball (as the home venue of CAI Zaragoza) and handball (home of CAI BM Aragón).

Artists that have performed at the arena include Bob Dylan & David Bowie, among others.

KISS were scheduled to perform during their Alive/Worldwide Tour on November 29, 1996, but the show was cancelled.

 

Zaragoza , also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the river Ebro and its tributaries, the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert (Los Monegros) to thick forest, meadows and mountains.

The population of the city of Zaragoza in 1 September 2010 was 701,090,[1] ranking fifth in Spain. The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50 percent of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an altitude of 199 metres above sea level, and constitutes a crossroads between Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Toulouse (France) — all of which are located about 300 kilometres (200 miles) from Zaragoza.

Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a World’s Fair on water and sustainable development. It will host another fair in 2014, the upcoming “Flowers Expo”, and it is a candidate to be European Capital of Culture in 2016. Zaragoza wants to be a candidate city for the Winter Olympic Games 2022, the project is similar to Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Ice and snow sports in Zaragoza, are popular in the nearby Pyrenees, where many of Spain’s best ski resorts are located.

The city is famous for its folklore, a renowned local gastronomy, and its trilogy of landmarks (the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the The Aljafería Palace). Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.

 

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