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INTERIOR OF THE PALACE OF THE ALJAFERIA

Aljafería (Arabic: قصر الجعفرية Qasr al-Ya `fariyya) is a fortified palace built in Zaragoza in the second half of the eleventh century at the initiative of Al-Muqtadir as the residence of the Hudi kings of Saraqusta. This pleasure palace (then called "Qasr al-Surur", or Palace of Joy) reflects the splendor achieved by the Taifa kingdom in the period of political and cultural peak.

Its importance is that it is the only remaining testimony of a large building of Spanish Islamic architecture of the period of the Taifa. So, if it retains a magnificent example of the Caliphate of Cordoba, the Mezquita (s. X), and one of the swan song of Islamic Culture in Al-Andalus, the s. XIV, La Alhambra in Granada, to be included in the triad of Moorish architecture in the Aljafería of Zaragoza (s. XI) as shown in the performance of the Taifa art, intermediate period of independent kingdoms prior to the arrival of the Almoravids.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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