Together with the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Aljafería Palace is an iconic architectural gem within Zaragoza that refuses to tell a single story. From being an eleventh-century medieval Islamic palace, to being a medieval Christian palace when Zaragoza was taken over by Alfonso I in 1118 to now being the Regional Assembly of Aragón, there have been many pasts to this palace. In 1492, when the Mudejar architect Faraig de Gali was commissioned by its Catholic monarchs to design the new palace, he blended earlier medieval elements with Renaissance styles to evolve Reyes Catolicos style.

Aljafería Palace, Zaragoza, Spain
Camino Ignaciano | Historia Domus
Rinald D’Souza, 2018

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