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Palacio de la Aljaferia
Ranked #10 of 166 things to do in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to visit Zaragoza, and we were excited to see the Palacio de la Aljaferia. It is absolutely stunning and interesting if you enjoy historical sites. I rarely take photos because my husband is an amateur photographer, but today I thought I’d take a few shots with my phone. As we were leaving the palacio, I walked over near the parking lot (about ten steps from the front entrance) to take a photo of the exterior of the building. There were no signs of any sort and photos are not prohibited, but a female guard spoke rudely to me as if I should have known better than to walk there. If tourists are not allowed in certain areas signs should be posted rather than guards barking at people.

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing we spent 1 hours walking around reading all the historic notes. There was a true moorish influence and it was beautiful. Was very relaxing and staff were very helpful

Thank 432jo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If there is one piece of advise I'd give anyone going to the palace is go early as it fills up very quickly. Also it's free on a Sunday so it gets very busy!
My friend and I went at 10am on a Sunday and there were only a few people inside. We paid €3 for the audio guide and it was worth every penny especially if you want to hear about the history of the building. I would say it takes just over an hour to walk round. Beautiful ceilings

Thank Morag A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't check...and found, as others have before, that it was closed for the day because of a parliamentary meeting. It is still photogenic from the outside and the nearby Bull Ring is worth seeing, with some nice cafes opposite

Thank Perrygrinate
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Though much restored the Palacio is visually great with lots of original decoration, especially the Moorish parts, still visible. Also the home of the Aragon regional parliament, it is host to some beautiful late middle ages interior design—especially gorgeous ceilings on the upper floors. Very cool for architecture and decor fans.

Be advised that it closes for several hours in the afternoon.

Thank RANDALL D
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