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Palacio de la Aljaferia, Zaragoza

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Architectural Building
Observe a blend of Islamic and Catholic culture at Palacio de la Aljaferia, a fortified medieval palace. Built during the second half of the 11th century by the Moors, the complex was expanded in the Renaissance by the Catholic king and queen. Take in the Moorish designs in the courtyard, the ornate ceiling of the Catholic Monarch’s throne room, and Mudéjar art in the onsite museum. Guided tours are available. The site is now host to the regional parliament of Aragón, which means access to certain areas of the palace is sometimes limited. Find out whether this will interfere with your visit at the tourist office. Add Palacio de la Aljaferia to your Zaragoza travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zaragoza travel itinerary maker.
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  • Sometimes, you see so many castles in Europe that they all start to look the same. This one shows lots of great contrasts from the Moors and the Catholic influences. Bonus points too that it's an acti...  more »
  • Visited this palacio during one day tour to Zaragoza. Palace was made by Muslim rulers so have that style.of. very nice garden than a ditch for protection and palace.all made of.stones. it is just in ...  more »
  • As a geeky archaeologist I suppose I was expecting more Islamic ruins - what we actually have here is a well restored office building with some interesting exhibition space. Good but not excellent for...  more »
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  • It was Ok. They have preserved this 12th century monument however, it wasn't worth the entry fee.
  • Absolutely beautiful. You can walk around the grounds or see some incredible architecture inside. The park nearby is great for kids to run around in.
  • Interesting, although Renovations are so extensive there is little original architecture to behold. As a timeline for Spanish history it has significant importance.
  • Amazing place to visit. Mostly self guided without a tour but well worth it. One of my favorite places in Spain
  • Cool. But better see it from outside than inside suffering the queue