Originally built as a summer residence for the Muslim ruler of the area in the 11th century, Abu Jafar al-Muqtadir. It later became the palace of the Kings of Aragon. Its interior contains several buildings from different historical periods. There's a beautiful little mosque by the entrance, Pedro IV's palace, the spectacular palace of the Catholic Monarchs and the Troubadour Tower. The finely carved ceiling in the throne room is a work of art that contains the symbols of Isabel and Fernando: the arrows and the yoke tied with the Gordian knot. The Aragonese parliament meets in this building to debate issues of regional importance.
- Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Wednesday from 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Bus: 31, 33