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Address: Aljaferia | calle Los Diputados, Zaragoza, Spain
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+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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The old Roman city of Caesar Augusta received an impulse during the Muslim rule of the Banu Qasi (sons of Casius). Te old fortress was rebuilt and excellent Islamic art was added... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Francisco M
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San Antonio, Texas, United States

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old Roman city of Caesar Augusta received an impulse during the Muslim rule of the Banu Qasi (sons of Casius). Te old fortress was rebuilt and excellent Islamic art was added. The Aragonese conquest at the beginning of the 12th c. kept most of the palace, including the small mosque inside it. New elements were added by the Kings... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have spent 2-3 hours discovering the palace. The palace was in a very bad condition and the restoration made significant improvements. We enjoyed both inside and outside of the palace. It both shows early Islamic motives and Spanish influence.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see if you go to Zaragoza. Get the audioguide. It is a mixture of Muslim and Christian influences, well restored, with beautiful ceilings and floors.

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Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was totally disappointed because the only day I was in Zaragoza, the parliament met in this palace and it was therefore close to the public.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we've seen too much but the Palacios de la Aljaferia was underwhelming. Nice to wander around but is put in the shade by the Palacio Real in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada. That could be a bit harsh but we did leave thinking OK but.... Sorry.

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Thank Lee P
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. For students it costs only 1€ to visit is (5€ adults). Wonderful site with nice architecture. Very friendly staff. Possibility to take pictures everywhere.

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to say about this Palacio which hasn't been said before. It is packed full of history from the Moors, to Ferdinand and Isabella, and it even has the tower which is the setting of Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore". The architecture is beautiful, as are the ceilings, the courtyard, and everything else. An added bonus was... More 

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London, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended...beautiful inside and out. Our guide was great! Kids enjoyed the visit...the guide engaged them. Plan to be there for 45 minutes. We walked from downtown. No need to take a taxi or bus.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Peterborough cathedral in England to see where Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon is buried. During our visit to Zaragoza we had to visit Palacio de la Aljaferia where Catherine was born and grew up. The mixture of Islamic and Christian architecture is truly stunning. We arrived at 11:30am and had to queue for approx 20 minutes,... More 

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3 Thank dominicmoxon
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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