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Aljafería Palace



  • Main room in the Aljaferia Palace. Aragon

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Aljafería Palace


Contact details

Calle de los Diputados s/n
50071  Zaragoza  (Aragon)


Aljafería Palace


Timetables

From Apr 01 to Oct 31
 Monday to Sunday
 10:00 to 14:00
 16:30 to 20:00



From Nov 01 to Mar 31
 Monday to Saturday
 10:00 to 14:00
 16:00 to 18:30


Sunday
 10:00 to 14:00



Aljafería Palace


Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €1
Children: Admission free
Groups: €4
Sunday
Admission free

Aljafería Palace


Services

Guided tours.

Aljafería Palace


Description

This is one of the most important Arab palaces in Spain, and the so-called Troubadours' Tower inspired the composer Giuseppe Verdi, who used it as the scenario for his famous opera Il Trovatore. Due to the large number of refurbishments, visitors can see four clearly differentiated areas: the Courtyard of San Martín, the Muslim Palace, the Medieval Palace, and the Palace of the Catholic Monarchs. The Muslim Palace has a courtyard, an oratory, and what is known as the Gold Room. The Mediaeval Palace is the site of the church of San Martín, and in the Palace of the Catholic Monarchs visitors will marvel at spaces such as the 'lost Footsteps room' and the Throne Room. Built as a place of recreation, it was also used as a defensive building, and was subsequently the site of the Courts of the Inquisition. It is today home to the Courts of Aragon. It has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

Construction:
Palace

Artistic period:
Arab

Historic period:
11th century

  • World Heritage certification