Who built aljaferia?

Who built aljaferia?

This medieval Islamic palace was built by Muslims on the banks of the Ebro River in the 11th century. Abu Ya far Ahmad, known as Al-Muqtadir, king of Saraqusta ordered its construction and it was called Qasr al -Surur (The Joy Palace).

Who lived in the aljaferia?

Qaṣr al-Jaʿfariyah) is a fortified medieval palace built during the second half of the 11th century in the Taifa of Zaragoza in Al-Andalus, present day Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. It was the residence of the Banu Hud dynasty during the era of Abu Jaffar Al-Muqtadir.

Where in Spain is Aragon?

northeastern Spain
Aragon, Spanish Aragón, comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) and historical region of northeastern Spain. It encompasses the provincias (provinces) of Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel.

What is Aragon called now?

In northeastern Spain, the Aragonese autonomous community comprises three provinces (from north to south): Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel. Its capital is Zaragoza….Aragon.

Aragon Aragón (Spanish) Aragón (Aragonese) Aragó (Catalan)
Country Spain
Capital Zaragoza
Provinces Huesca, Teruel, and Zaragoza

Where is Aragon today?

What language did Aragon speak?

Aragonese (Aragonés) Aragonese is a Romance language spoken mainly in Aragon in Spain. The speakers are concentrated in the valleys of the Aragon River, Sobrarbe and Ribagorza. There are about 10,000 native speakers, including 500 elderly monolinguals, and some 20,000 people speak the language as a second language.

What does Aragon mean in English?

Definitions of Aragon. a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I) example of: district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory.

Where is the Aljaferia palace located?

The Aljafería Palace (Spanish: Palacio de la Aljafería; Arabic: قصر الجعفرية‎, tr. Qaṣr al-Jaʿfariyah) is a fortified medieval Islamic palace built during the second half of the 11th century in the Taifa of Zaragoza of Al-Andalus, present day Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.

What is the history of Aljaferia?

Aljaferia was initially built in the 11th century as a leisure palace for the Taifas kings, Al-Muqtadir from the Hudid Dynasty, and Taifa Saraqusta. It was initially named Qasr al-Surur (meaning Palace of Joy).

What is the Aljafería in Zaragoza?

The Aljafería has been used for different purposes through history. It was an islamic alcázar from the Hudid first. Then, it was a mudejar medieval palace and the residence of the Catholic Monarchs in Zaragoza. It was a prison for the Inquisition. Furthermore, it housed the see of the Cortes de Aragón (Parliament of Aragon).

What type of architecture is the Aljafería?

The structure is the only conserved large example of Spanish Islamic architecture from the era of the taifas (independent kingdoms). The Aljafería, along with the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba and the Alhambra, are the three best examples of Hispano-Muslim architecture and have special legal protection.

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