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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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  • We are Zaragoza, but for years that we were not visiting the Aljafería Palace. A guided tour of an hour of life was where you look and you have a thousand years of history. Recommended for everyone.
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  • Very good reconstruction which allows you to see the history of Aragon once little known as a major center of the Arab world.
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  • History of the city from Arab to our present domination with special attention to the Crown room. Spectacular ceiling
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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