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Palacio de la Aljaferia, Zaragoza
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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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  • The visit began punctual. A very nice guide welcomed us to the Group of tourists gathered at the meeting point for guided tours. He accompanied us to take a tour through the rooms of Muslim, Renaissance of the Catholic Kings Palace and now seat of the Cortes de Aragón. The visit had been a pace that allowed you to see the details without haste and the explanation was very nice, detailed and well documented. Term in the House with an explanation of the groups that compose it and an anecdote. It lasted about 50 minutes which went flying. Highly recommended.
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  • We can do a guided tour of the Palace. Correct and entertaining explanations. We went from the pillar. 20 minutes on foot or by taxi€ 6. As we were four, cheaper than in public transport...
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  • That was small, but yes, there are similar to the appearance of the Alhambra Moorish palace. Now Parliament of Aragon that shall seem. I think if you visit the Alhambra Palace, Aljafería Palace is good at so keep watching the appearance
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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