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Palacio de la Aljaferia

Closed Now: 10:00 - 14:00, 16:30 - 20:00
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It really is an impressive structure from the outside surrounded by a nice park, the inside is very... read more

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We spend and afternoon here with our teens and it was a great experience overall. The place is... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It really is an impressive structure from the outside surrounded by a nice park, the inside is very interesting since mostly nourish elements of decoration were used as well as a real nice garden with some soothing water running

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend and afternoon here with our teens and it was a great experience overall. The place is stunning and definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank eliop416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to see and feel the history, impressive structure. Amazing medieval Islamic palace with Moorish columns, arches and fine ceilings. There is a nice courtyard garden with flowers and orange trees. Impressive but limited viewing of internal spaces.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank virgy_almette
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
2  Thank PeaceMantra
Reviewed 13 February 2019

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
1  Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 12 February 2019

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
2  Thank Orsolya M
Reviewed 9 February 2019

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
2  Thank SuzanneS437
Reviewed 2 February 2019

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
3  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
2  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
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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
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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
17 December 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Christmas Day almost everything is closed.