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Zaragoza to host Universal Exposition in 2008


The 2008 banner hangs proudly from the administration building announcing the Zaragoza Universal Exposition, taking place June 14 until September 14 of next year, based on the theme of water and sustainable development.

The 17th century, Moorish-influenced La Seo Cathedral looms above the Goya statue, Zaragoza’s home town hero.  During our October visit the Espani Fountain flows like a virtual wall of water, looking more like a literal representation of global warming with its ice caps receeding into the melting water. Our guide tells us the fountain is the artists interpretation of Central and South America uniting. And true to Spanish custom, the fountain’s water ceases to flow in the early afternoon for its daily siesta.

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