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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 Arab Palace further north that can be found and, above it, a Palace fortress of the Christian monarchs. Great monument of Zaragoza, relatively unknown. Whenever you travel to this city, deserves a visit.
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  • From the outside, but once inside they really deserve it loses its magic. It certainly isn't to throw but it offers really cheap especially compared to other Arab buildings in Spain!
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  • A castle not to be missed, patios to Eastern, beautiful rooms, ceilings with boxes of all shapes, a delight to see.
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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