Zesty Zaragoza: La Aljafería…

For this week’s addition of Zesty Zaragoza, I take you to an exemplary work of mudéjar (Moorish-lite) architecture–which, coincidentally, is only 3 minutes away from my house!!–La Aljafería…


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According to Wikipedia, the Aljafería was built in the latter half of the 11th-century as the residence for the Banu Hud dynasty during the era of Abu Jaffar Al-Muqtadir (Al + Jaffar= Aljafería)…After the capture of Zaragoza by Alfonso I of Aragón in 1118, it became the seat of Aragón’s Catholic monarchs for centuries before becoming a palace for Fernando and Isabel–Spain’s first monarchs–in 1492…These days, the Aljafería serves as the house for the Cortes, Aragón’s legislative assembly…

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…Inside the chamber of the Reyes Católicos, Fernando and Isabel…

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Have you been to the Aljafería???…What is your favorite mudéjar structure???…

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