The Pyrenees Sights

Palacio de La Aljafería

  • Diputados s/n Map It
  • Zaragoza
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This is 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Diputados s/n, Zaragoza, 50003, Spain

Map It

Phone:

976-289683

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–2 and 4–6:30, Sun. 10–2

Published 08/18/2015

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