Observe a blend of Islamic and Catholic culture at Palacio de la Aljaferia, a fortified medieval palace. Built during the second half of the 11th century by the Moors, the complex was expanded in the Renaissance by the Catholic king and queen. Take in the Moorish designs in the courtyard, the ornate ceiling of the Catholic Monarch’s throne room, and Mudéjar art in the onsite museum. Guided tours are available. The site is now host to the regional parliament of Aragón, which means access to certain areas of the palace is sometimes limited. Find out whether this will interfere with your visit at the tourist office. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Zaragoza holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Palacio de la Aljaferia and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Palacio de la Aljaferia Reviews
La visita estuvo bien, fuimos dos familias con carritos y pudimos acceder a todo, hay ascensores.. Las vistas son bonitas, y la gente agradable. more »The visit was good, we went two families with carts and we were able to access everything, there are elevators.. The views are nice, and the people nice.
El Palacio de la Aljafería de Zaragoza, recoge más de 10 siglo de historia de la ciudad de y del Reino de Aragón. A través de sus muros, podemos contemplar el magnífico legado árabe como Reino de Taif... more »The Palace of the Aljafería of Zaragoza, collects more than 10 century of history of the city of and the Kingdom of Aragon. Through its walls, we can contemplate the magnificent Arab legacy as kingdom of Taifa, in addition to spaces enabled from medieval times and today, as the headquarters of the Parliament of Aragon. La Aljafería, is without a doubt the monument par excellence of the city. Its magnificent interior offers the visitor a tour of the history of the city, from the Arab era, as an Islamic palace, through the reconquest in 1118 of Alfonso I the Battler, passing through the dependencies of Peter IV the Ceremonious and continuing with the Salon of the Throne of the Catholic Monarchs. A must visit.
A lovely palace in the middle of the city. Parked in the free dirt lot behind the palace. €5 entry and we spent a little under an hour here. Ramp access into the first area with the gardens and lift access up to the top level but stairs elsewhere. There's a cafe onsite if you feel peckish.
It was an amazing experience, the castle is well restored, beautifully illuminated. I was enamored by the architecture and the beauty of the castle. I even felt sorry when I finished the tour because I feel like there are so many untold stories that need to be revealed in that castle. It was the highlight of my visit to zaragoza
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