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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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  • Visit mandatory if you are traveling to Zaragoza. It is a palace which has already seen several cultures. The history and detail I leave to guide tourist Rebecca, that made us to travel back in time. It currently houses the Aragonese Parliament and you can visit if they are not working. The entry that costs €5 includes guided tour. You can take photos without flash.
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  • Aside from the historical context of this Palace, known as House of joy, is it reminiscent of its rooms and gardens. My advice, visit it with a good guide, since every corner of this magical place has its why.
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  • A nice place, quiet and pretty close to the center of the city. It is worth a stroll here
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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