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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 previewLonely Planet Spain (2010)

by Damien Simonis

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

Google previewGrove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture: Three-Volume Set

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 ...

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