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Palacio de la Aljaferia

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One of the two top-class sites of Zaragoza

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, when there is free access (to our surprise). Our only regret was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Very impressive but limited viewing of internal spaces

This is a very impressive structure and has been restored to provide a fine example of a major... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, when there is free access (to our surprise). Our only regret was that we did not have time to finish looking before the palace closed for the day, but what we saw was often breathtaking. The interior of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeaceMantra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive structure and has been restored to provide a fine example of a major fortified palace from the Moorish era of Spain. Internally there is a fine courtyard garden with wonderful examples of Moorish columns and arches. you get to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little disappointed, because from the inside it is not so interesting. There is a beautiful garden, but apart from that, there are just empty rooms with ornamented ceilings. From the outside it is a great view. I felt like a princess only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Orsolya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent only 1 day in Zaragoza, so we wanted to include this as one of the places we visited. It is unique in its architecture since it is an Islamic castle. The arches were very ornate and you could do a photo essay on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SuzanneS437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everybody remembers Zaragoza for the great Basilica del Pilar but La Aljafería is always the forgotten one. One of the best preserved arabic castles in Spain with influences of many cultures. Ridicolous prices in comparison with other well-known buildings in Spain like La Alhambra in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PedroJZgz
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

We were impressed by the Mudejar architecture of this beautifully restored palace. Make sure you stop by the gift store for the well done audio guide. It makes the visit very enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lana M
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Another of Zaragoza’s architectural treasures, this unique fortified castle-Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an outstanding example of Mudejar architecture in Northern Spain. Constructed in the 11th c., it originally was a pleasure palace for the Muslim governor of the Taifa of Sarakosta....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank jrknyc
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Our bad luck. We visited on what was more or less the equivalent of Veterans Day and the Aljafiera was closed for filming some commemorative event. DARN!!! But we were able to wander the exterior, which is jaw-droppingly beautiful. We can only imagine the treasures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

when you go in it reminds me of the Alahambra. the beautiful carvings. afterwards an alabaster stone carvings exhibition. upstairs about 3 rooms which shows coffered ceilings and other rooms with models of this castle. was ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank troopermini1
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This is well worth visiting if you are are in Zaragoza. The building and gardens are interesting. We would have had a more enriching experience if information panels had been displayed in English. Much of the time we were not sure what we were looking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 August 2017|
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Response from DougV470 | Reviewed this property |
I went by public transport, which was easy. From memory, there was plenty of street parking nearby, but it was a Sunday. It is away from the CBD, so it should be OK
John G
19 January 2017|
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Response from carlosjoiner | Reviewed this property |
hi rent your own headset guide from the shop and go round at your leisure
hiromi j
18 December 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Christmas Day almost everything is closed.