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Address: Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
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+34 976 28 95 28
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Our trip to the Palace

The Palace is outwith the "Old City", but as it was a nice day we decided to walk, and took the advantage to see the outer city, and a few spectacular new buildings en-route... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But not a lot to see inside. look up: the ceilings are the best part. I went on Sunday when it was free. Otherwise barely worth €5

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For 5 euros, you can either take a self guided or group tour of the palace. I did a group tour in Spanish (I'm not sure if English is available) and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. There are some neat works of art to see, but much of the building has been renovated extensively due to destruction of the... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace is outwith the "Old City", but as it was a nice day we decided to walk, and took the advantage to see the outer city, and a few spectacular new buildings en-route. From the outside, the structure looks more like a castle or fort, and the entrance is over a ( now) dry moat. We visited on a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entry costs 5 euro and you get guided tour included. The tour was in Spanish but very informative and interesting told. Amazing mixture of Arab style and maintained medieval ceiling.

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Thank Remco M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this Palace is an amazing work of art and discovery, there are many breathtaking sites within this palace including beautiful works of Art, amazing detail on the walls and arch ways, beautiful ceilings that will make you gasp, as well as a beautiful garden at a very cheap and affordable price. There is guided tours in Spanish, you can... More 

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Thank doggettsteven1
Zaragoza, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palace was first the residence of the Arabic kings during the Taifas' period; then hosted the Christian kings during the Crown of Aragon period; Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castilla, the Catholic kinks, also spent time there... All of them left their mark in this awesome historic building. Giuseppe Verdi got inspiration from one of its towers to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't have the opportunity to travel to Cordoba, Granada, or Sevilla and want to see some great Moorish architecture, visit the Aljaferia. There are several impressive courtyards that give you a sense of the impact of the Moors on Spain. It can be reached from the old town via a pleasant 25-minute walk or by bus, and is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mudéjar. It's such a special word, and derives from the Arabic, meaning literally, 'a remainer'. It refers to the muslim descendants of the north-African kingdoms in Spain that opted to remain after the 12th-century Christian conquests (remember El Cid?) - but in these uncertain European times, it takes on a whole set of resonances. Anyway, it's the name of a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks impressive from the outside and has a lot to see inside. Pick up an audio guide to help you understand what you are viewing and then just follow the signs which will take you on a tour of the place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the outside the Palacio is very impressive. It is about a 25 minute walk from the Old Town. It may be our own fault as we did not book a tour but after a few explanations, in English, on the ground floor there were no further translations which made our understanding of the interpretative material impossible. (I guess we... More 

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