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Zaragoza : Palacio de la Aljafería guided visit in Spanish

1. Zaragoza : Palacio de la Aljafería guided visit in Spanish

“Oh alcázar of joy! O hall of gold! With you I fulfilled my desires. If in my kingdom I only had that, I wouldn't miss anything else." This is how Abu Jaáfar al-Muqtádir, king of the Saraqusta taifa, described his recently built recreational residence, the Aljafería Palace. Get ready to discover his legacy! Despite the fact that the first construction dates back to the 11th century, it has changed owners and has had various uses over the centuries. Did you know that it was the residence of the Catholic Monarchs? And that it came to function as a court, prison of the Holy Office and even as a military barracks? Currently, this magnificent building serves as the headquarters of the Cortes de Aragón, our autonomous parliament. And we will also visit it! Little by little, we will explore the different rooms of this indispensable piece of Hispano-Muslim art, which is part of the World Heritage List. There we will appreciate its architectural style, which blends Arab and Christian influences. You are going to fall in love! The majesty of its halls, its patios full of history and the careful Mudejar ornamentation that adorns every corner, as well as the long and complex history of both the Aljafería Palace and Aragon as a whole. We will discover everything little by little and with the help of recreations, AI, sounds and smells so that you can say goodbye to the palace with a clear image of what life has been like here for more than 1,200 years.

Zaragoza: Historical Tour of the Old District with a Guide

2. Zaragoza: Historical Tour of the Old District with a Guide

Enjoy a tour the city of 2000 years of history and four cultures. We will begin by visiting the Roman theater, where we will discover the first steps of the city and its oldest history. We will visit the Cathedral of Zaragoza or La Seo, and its magnificent museum of tapestries. A fantastic experience of continuing to get to know the city and getting to know one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain, where the kings of Aragon came to be crowned. We will end with the majesty of the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar. One of the largest Catholic cathedrals in the world and we will discover its devotion to the Virgen del Pilar. We will finish by visiting the Roman walls and the central market of the city, where we will learn about its precious gastronomy. During the tour we will also stop at other points of interest in the city and at the end your guide will be happy to recommend activities for the remainder of your stay.

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