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Palacio de la Aljaferia

Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 84 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We walked to the palace from the Pilar square on Sunday afternoon. With opening hours till 8pm during the summer season this gave us ample time to wonder around this beautiful Palace. It is described as one of the most representative and emblematic monuments of Aragonese Mudejar Architechture. Both the influences of the Islamic and Christian monarchies are reflected by... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky when we visited this recently. There are English tours available at limited times and we were able to go on one with two other people. So, we were in a group of four with our own tour guide. I think her name was Bea and she was a tremendous McFly and McBusted fan! She was a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well, as a young couple without a guide we didn't find it particularly interesting. Few people spoke english and most of the signs were in Spanish... so we couldn't understand much. It is a nice place though especially if you like islamic architecture.

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42 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Looks like a fortress from the outside but inside is the former Islamic palace with stunning work, added to by the kings who took over later...the catholics built on top of it. Senior discount to enter is 1 euro. Best 1 euro we ever spent. Do not miss. You can walk here from city center.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The MAP room is incredible but I'm so glad I did not pay good Euros for this. I expected to be able to walk around the top and was disappointed. Not very accessible, I wanted to look out a tower or something.

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Palamos, Spain
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37 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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15 attraction reviews
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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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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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