Sr0.5Zr2(AsO4)3 arsenate was prepared and structurally characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and by Raman and infrared spectroscopies. Its structure, which belongs to the Nasicon-type family, was refined by the Rietveld method in the R-3 space group, from X-ray powder diffraction data. The hexagonal unit-cell parameters were determined to be ah=8.965(2) Å, ch=23.955(6) Å, V=1667.43(6) Å3, and Z=6. The structure is formed by an ionic three-dimensional network of AsO4 tetrahedra and ZrO6 octahedra linked by corners with Sr2+ ions occupying half of the M1 sites in an ordered manner. Raman and infrared spectra were recorded and assignments of the stretching and bending vibrations of the AsO43− tetrahedra were made. The number of the peaks observed is in good agreement with that predicted by the factor-group analysis of the R-3 space group.