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“A bit Moorish!”

Palacio de la Aljaferia
Ranked #4 of 164 things to do in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We were very lucky to arrive just as it was opening for the afternoon at 16:30 (siesta 13:30-16:30). As pensioners it was just 1 euro a head. It would have been well worth it at full price (3 euro a head). If you like Moorish designs then you will like this.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Different architecture styles, from moors ruling times to Isabel and Fernando united Spanish kingdom. It changed from an Alcazar (Moorish fortress) to king’s palace. Part of the building houses the Regional Parliament of Aragón, an example of new uses given to this huge palace.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The horseshoe arches and intricate geometric adornments in the Moorish courtyard of this 11th C. palace are well preserved, and give a hint of Arabic elegance. So much was destroyed at the Christian reconquest, so it's like a miracle to see all this so far north in Spain.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Free entry on Sunday morning - which is when we went. Not sure I'd have wanted to pay the entry fee for this having been to the Mezquita in Cordoba, the Alhambra in Granada and mosques in Samarkand and Bukhara.

Thank Squid397
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The building itself wasn't open for visiting, but the view of the outside is breathtaking! Traditional Arabic entrance and architecture, nice for a little photo op after seeing the plaza de toros which is right around the corner.

Thank Dwinetta R
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