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The Aljafería Palace is a fortified medieval Islamic palace built during the second half of the 11th century in the Moorish taifa of Zaragoza of Al-Andalus, present day Zaragoza, Spain. It was the residence of the Banu Hud dynasty during the era of Abu Jaffar Al-Muqtadir after abolishing Banu Tujibi of Kindah dynasty. The palace reflects the splendor attained by the kingdom of the taifa of Zaragoza at the height of its grandeur.

  • also known as Palacio de la Aljafería, Qasr Aljafariya, Aljafería Palace
  • part of Spain

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Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain (2016)

by DK

The Aljafería is an enormous Moorish palace built in the 11th century. A courtyard of lacy arches surrounds a sunken garden and a small mosque. The CaixaForum , a cultural centre set in a contemporary building, hosts Spain's best touring ...

Google previewSpain. Ediz. Inglese (2009)

by Damien Simonis

The Aljafería is a half-hour's noisy walk west from ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (2009)

by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

The Aljafería (Arab. al-Jafariyya but originally Dār al-surūr: “House of happiness”) Palace in Saragossa is the only Islamic princely seat of 11th-century Spain to survive more or less intact, although there are fragments of contemporary work at ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sufism (2015)

by John Renard

Música en la Aljafería: homenaje a Avempace; Ensemble Ibn 'Arabi, música Sufí. Zaragoza: Aragón-LCD Prames, 1999. Buggenhagen, Beth.

Google previewEnciclopedia de Las Creencias Y Religiones (2006)

by Jorge Blaschke

Este cáliz pasó en 1399 a Martín el Humano, que lo depositó en la Aljafería de Zaragoza y durante el reinado de Alfonso el Magnánimo fue a parar a la catedral de Valencia que es donde hoy se encuentra. Grial Copa alusiva al Santo Grial.

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