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Palacio de la Aljaferia

calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
+34 976 28 95 28
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Not much left here

The fortress is large, but there is not much left inside except for the painted & carved ceilings... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary H
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Menomonee Falls, WI
Fabulous Islamic palace.

Another stunning find in Zaragoza - a beautiful 'summer' castle, opulently designed and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Axiomwatson
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Torquay, Australia
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calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
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+34 976 28 95 28

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fortress is large, but there is not much left inside except for the painted & carved ceilings. Most of the interior furnishings, etc., that you can see are actually in the gallery of photos from other moorish forts.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another stunning find in Zaragoza - a beautiful 'summer' castle, opulently designed and beautifully maintained. Houses the current regional parliament also!

Thank Axiomwatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ignore the slightly brusque security and sporadic signage (Aljafería is also the Aragonese Parliament) then this a real gem. Sadly stuck in amongst some of Zaragoza’s ugliest housing projects, you can nevertheless appreciate the setting of this turn of the (last) millennium Moorish...More

Thank ChookNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free on Sundays which was an unexpected bonus! And English audio guides only 3 euros. Long queues to get in but fabulous inside. Very, very beautiful and such varied/interesting history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I knew a bit about the castle from friends recommendation, I was unprepared for what I saw inside. A lot of it has been reconstructed but it's a great example of the moorish influence on Spanish architecture and reminded me in some ways...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to see why this was the king's pleasure palace. It has been heavily renovated to house the current government,but the parts that remain are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the garden courtyard. One to 1.5 hours are definitely enough to see it.

Thank Mary9102017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to go but we were unable to visit due to parliament being in session. Hours are limited to afternoons on Thursdays and Fridays April thru October. Looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Thank christinehale04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about the palace we decided to visit on our first day, and spent a couple of hours exploring. The combination of moorish and medieval architecture was fantastic, and the information sheets in some rooms were really helpful as we didn't buy the audioguide....More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit but will probably not need more than an hour. The location is rather surprising (and slightly depressing) as it is surrounded by modern apartment blocks, shops etc, but inside it is interesting and attractive. You won't need more than an hour but...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, unfortunately, only had a short time to spend in Zaragoza, this should definitely be at least a three day stopover. As it was, our visit to Aljaferia was too short. This late eleventh century Islamic Palace currently houses the Cortes, the regional parliament of...More

Thank JRAsFishBabe
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tk3232
12 August 2017|
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Response from Doug V | 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
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John G
20 January 2017|
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Response from AMSY13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello John, I did't have a guide... but being sincere, it hasn't got many ramps as it does have quite a few floors!!!
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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.
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