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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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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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North East england
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An attraction well worth visiting. It shows the history of Spain in a different way, showing how the different cultures mixed together. Parts were a bit sparse and the English descriptions poor, unless you hired the speaker system. Note take care with opening times it shut in the afternoon, and at the weekend was extremely busy.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

for same price, join the guided tour, we could learn and see a lot, wont miss that! the extra informations about history and what some ideas where by build it that way....... a bit long walk from heard of time, maybe take the bus

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