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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Another UNESCO world heritage site

Not disappointed at all... A different design... A different atmosphere... And a quiet place... Well kept... Well preserved... And definitely worth seeing

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Various styles of architecture are on view here. After visiting many impressive buildings in Spain this was a bit underwhelming. We stayed in the old town and this was about a 30 minute walk or so.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not disappointed at all... A different design... A different atmosphere... And a quiet place... Well kept... Well preserved... And definitely worth seeing

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The site is a20 min walk from the city centre in a residential and commercial areas. The place isn't anything like the Alambhra but few places are. The building is a little stark and shows a range of influences and is more Spanish Christian than expected. So I enjoyed the visit but was a little underwhelmed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The visit was a a succession of surprises: types of architecture, historical periods and other. My group also met with Parliament members and it was very interesting. The guide was bilingual and very nice,

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Miami, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A Moorish palace in the heart of Zaragoza which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. It was built as leisure retreat and a defensive building in the 11th-century . The remains of the fortified area can still be seen. The palace has a quadrangular floor plan with rounded towers, except for one, the Troubadour Tower, which is rectangular. The rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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