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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 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 the Alcazaba of Almería, the Alcazaba of Málaga, the Alcazaba of Balaguer ( Lleida province) and perhaps even the Alhambra in Granada (see Granada, §III, A). It is also one of the few palaces of the period identifiable in contemporary Arabic ...

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.

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. Existen muchas «copas santas» que se atribuyen ser el Grial. 157 ...

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