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Palacio de la Aljaferia

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Address: Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number: 976-28-95-28
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It is not the Alhambra or the Alcazar

Massive entrance promises a lot but when inside Aljaferia is bit disappointing. Nice patio with some Moorish arches (but not even close to famous Alhambra in Granada or the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Denton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The architecture is beatifull, small exhibition area, they have closed half of the palace and it acommodates the congressmen of Zaragoza, a part of the palace you can´t visit

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Massive entrance promises a lot but when inside Aljaferia is bit disappointing. Nice patio with some Moorish arches (but not even close to famous Alhambra in Granada or the Alcazar in Seville) and old mosque but when you get to the floor, the exhibitions are mostly in Spanish and the only things that can be fully appreciated by a foreigner... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went here on a Sunday morning , the queue was fairly long but moved quickly. From the outside it looked like a lovely castle , well maintained with an impressive approach. When inside we could only view about half the Palacio , a great exposition about Fernando - few good mentions of Catherine of Aragon/Henry - but no chance of... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

i only give it three marks because i am comparing it to the al hambra palaces in granda and alcazar of seville. It is still lovely and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A fascinating journey back through northern Spain's marvellous history. The mix of Moorish and Spanish architecture and design makes for a fascinating building with a lot of questions to answer for those who will ask them.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well, it's five euro price tag and the long wait in line might be more than this particular palace is worth. Still, I wouldn't suggest that you miss it. It's no Alhambra, but what is? It is what it is, and perhaps you could time your trip for a Sunday when it's free.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Massive entrance promises a lot but when inside Aljaferia is bit dissapointing. Nice patio with some Moorish arches (but not even close to famous Alhambra) and old mosque but when you get to the floor, the exhibitions are mostly in Spanish and the only things that can be fully appreciated by a foreigner are the ornamented ceilings. For the entrance... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

In 2014 I could visit the palace and learn about the building and its changes over 1000 years. I learnt about the arab culture and its art, about the Christian development and how it changed the palace. April 2015 has seen the heart pulled out of the palace with rooms dedicated to portraits of medaeval kings and queens and ancient... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The different design and the different history behind it was really impressive... Being a part of a different culture that was there in the past... It was the third most attractive Arabic place after the mosque in Cordoba and the palace in Seville

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east sussex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Supposed to be a world heritage site but can't think why. Long queue to get in. Once inside some reasonably interesting architecture on the ground floor. Most of the interior could have been any modern building with glass show cases displaying books, jewelery and various bits and bobs, very sparse. Boring. 95% of info written in Spanish only and nothing... More 

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