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Palacio de La Aljafería

Palacio de La Aljafería Review

This numbers among the trio of Spain's great Moorish palaces. If Córdoba's Mezquita shows the energy of the 10th-century Caliphate and Granada's Alhambra is the crowning 14th-century glory of Al-Andalus (the 789-year Moorish empire on the Iberian Peninsula), then the late-11th-century Aljafería can be seen as the intermediate step. Originally a fortress and royal residence, and later a seat of the Spanish Inquisition, the Aljafería is now the home of the Cortes (Parliament) de Aragón. The 9th-century Torre del Trovador (Tower of the Troubadour) appears in Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore.

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  • Address: Diputados s/n, Zaragoza, 50003 | Map It
  • Phone: 976/289683
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–2 and 4:30–8; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–2 and 4:30–6:30,
  • Location: Zaragoza
Updated: 06-12-2013

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