More than 190,000 people fill the large concert areas during the first four days of the Pilar festival

More of 190,000 people have attended the large concert venueswhich have registered a full house, during the first four days of celebration of the festivities of the Pillar in Saragossa, which take place from October 8 to 16.

The day this past Monday has been “very participatory”has described the general director of Culture of the Zaragoza City Council, Elena de Marta.

Specifically, he referred to the Independence concert in Plaza del Pilar on Monday night, which brought together 28,750 people, according to data from counting devices installed on the perimeter; and others 13,000 have attended the Zity space, in Valdespartera.

Children’s activities have registered this Monday more than 53,000 children in the spaces of Rio and Game, Tragachicos, the Puppet Park, the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos and the Puppets of Cachiporra. They have come close to 140,000 attendees between children and families these first four days.

El Pilar de los Mayores, with the four sessions on Sunday and Monday, in the Multipurpose room of the Zaragoza Auditorium, has received 2,700 attendees. Starting this Tuesday, this space will host the Z-Gamer, aimed at teenagers.

At a press conference, Elena de Marta commented thate the decentralization of activities has been “very well received” and, this Monday, more than a thousand people have participated in activities in the rural neighborhoods of Venta del Olivar and San Juan de Mozarrifar, as well as in the district of Las Fuentes.


More of 30,000 people have been counted this Monday in the shows organized in spaces of less volume and more than 69,000 have attended in all these days.

The exhibition halls and museums have received more than 7,000 people and the “great expectation” is the exhibition on Goya and Zuloaga in La Lonja, that Elena de Marta has encouraged to visit.

Secondly, the registered demand in the Municipal Tourist Offices has been 8,600 people who have made some consultation and the predominant tone of Spaniards and the average stay is between 2 and 3 days.

In the field of security, de Marta has transferred the “satisfaction” of the Zaragoza City Council because “there have been no important incidents, neither in the purple points, nor in those of the Red Cross, nor have important sanctions been transmitted by the Bodies and State Security Forces.

Mobility resources have had a demand of 98,761 travelerswith a high occupancy at the end of the afternoon of this Monday and at the beginning of the night in Valdespartera, and from 05.00 a peak of users is registered before the closure of this venue.

Elena de Marta has commented that for this Tuesday the most important thing is the weather conditions and it will be through the official channels of the City Council through which the suspension of acts due to rain will be communicated, if necessary. “Citizens should be careful to consult social networks to find out if they follow the programming or not.”

Tonight, the Pablo Alborán concert is planned in the Plaza del Pilar, at the height of the Goya Fountain. The General Director of Culture of the Zaragoza City Council has insisted that citizens follow the instructions because the attendance forecast will be very high.

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More than 190,000 people fill the large concert areas during the first four days of the Pilar festival

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