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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 79 attractions in Zaragoza
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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Zaragoza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I work just outside of Aljafería and have never gone inside until the day. It's modest (after seeing Alhambra) but still has beautiful and intricate architecture.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We went here after we'd visited the Alhambra in Granada, and it was a great way to see more of the Islamic history in Spain. The building was still under renovation (I believe it has been for a number of years) but a lot has been done already, so it's really exciting to be able to see it in a... More

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Its worth a visit although much is actually restored. Isabel's garden inside is screened by some amazing arches where east meets west. the ceilings are intriguing, The palace has had a number of uses. Its worth looking where the prisoners etched.

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Sinop, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The castle is unique piece of a building that has the east end west cultures meet. It is located in a pitch that is a king of precaution against attacks of the time. ınside the walls there meet you a garden of fruit trees, a water sysystem of canals and a fountain that makes you feel like an oasis. The... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I missed the opportunity to visit this place 15 yrs ago and was thrilled when we got in. Unfortunately very little remained of original taifa and aragonese palace, this building is mostly replica/reconstruction of what it used to be during the arab rule. Several rooms preserved medieval interiors and inner court with authentic architecture was nice to see.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you want to see a concentration of history in zaragoza, go to this site. It is very impressive, some of the rooms are reproductions and you need to use your imagination.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Intact outer Walls. Care and attention to the old Moorish rooms and tasteful remodelling by later Kings and Queens. Atmospheric garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited this castle and my take away impressions were that it was quite good to look at from the exterior but inside, you can only visit a small area. None of the walls, ramparts or towers were open to the public. The moorish art, frescos, carved stone interiors, etc. were mostly recreated versions as the originals were plundered long... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a real surprise. We came across it on a Sunday (so free, even better!) and was lovely. A lot of the Mudejar (forgive my spelling) bits were heavily restored, but still quite a stunning place. The later bits, (15/16th centuries) put my moans about painting the ceiling into perspective!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A real surprise: an ancient muslim palace with really special ceilings in many of the major rooms. The Royal chamber and adjoining rooms were impressive. Wonderful views around the site.

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