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Address: Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 976 28 95 28
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10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00

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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 18 April 2017
Jean L
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London
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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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Zaragoza, Spain
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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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Thank MonaliciaTrips
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123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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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Peterborough
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274 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Fine (but reconstructed) moorish arches, and some later medieval history. Free on Sundays, though the crowds were a bit much.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This Palace must have been let go to ruin because not much was left of it but you still get the feel of what it was like

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