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The Pyrenees Sights

Palacio de La Aljafería

  • Diputados s/n Map It
  • Museum/Gallery

Updated 06/09/2014

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One of Spain's three greatest 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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Sight Information

Address:

Diputados s/n, Zaragoza, 50003, Spain

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Phone:

976-289683

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–2 and 4:30–8; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–2 and 4:30–6:30

Updated 06/09/2014

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