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Palacio de la Aljaferia

Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
976-28-95-28
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Ranked #5 of 81 Attractions in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: The Aljaferia Aljaferia Information Page The Aljaferia is located at Calle de los Diputados, s/n. The Aljaferia is one of the most beautiful palaces... more »
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Palamos, Spain
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Sure it has been extensively remodelled over time, but it is easy to look past that. The courtyard and its cool radiance with citrus trees, herbs and palms sets the Moorish scene. You will be taken on an architectural tour starting in the 9th Century and ending in 1982. Along the way the main treat is the myriad of delicate... More

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Paredes de Coura, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the discount for students was perfect, I only had to pay 1 euro... the interior is quite stunning for someone who hasn't seen medieval Islamic architecture, but then you quickly realize that much of it is restored, only the mihrab looks ancient!! the tower of the trovador is amazing, because you can see what the prisioners of the inquisition wrote... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

An amazing place, full of beauty and history, in the northern reaches of Moorish Spain. We went when it was free (Sunday afternoon? Check the listing from the TI) and were able to join a guided tour. Ours was in Spanish but there are some in English. Don't miss this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loved our visit to this fortress/palace. So incredibly affordable! As seniors, we paid only 1 euro and that included an english speaking tour guide. We were very fortunate to be in a group of only three! guide very informative. As a history buff, I really enjoyed learning how important Zaragoza and the region figured in the history of Spain. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Incredible mix of cultures with actually 3 palaces in one building: islamic, Pedro IVth and Reyes Catolicos. This building has also known Spanish Inquisition and the presence of an army. there are tracks from each civilisation and it is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Such a beautiful place! Really worth spending some time here seeing the castle both inside and outside. And at a 5 euro rate it is quite cheap! Enjoy :)

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larne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

really enjoyed the couple of hours here cheap entrance well worth it,quite a lot of palace too see.loved the grand staircase too name one of a few great things too see.not too sure of the opening hours for the public be wise to check this first.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful and significant building now protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Moorish craftsmanship is especially wonderful. Used by the provincial government as its meeting headquarters so check for hours open to the public. Well worth the 5 Euros price of admission.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

All the areas visitors can see are very, very impressive - moat, lawns, walls, the Islamic halls on the ground floor, the Christian halls above, the grand staircase… In ways like the Alcazar in Seville, but a lot smaller and more concentrated. When I went it was difficult to find a guide. (I wasn't the only one - there were... More

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Zonnebeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This palace is absolutely beautiful. You really have to visit it! There were no tours in English (only in Spanish) and that's a pity. The palace is like a labyrinth, so maybe they should put up more signs.

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