Mar 25, 2016

Zaragoza, Spain - The Aljafería Palace


I've always been fascinated by oriental cultures so I was very excited when I realized that one of the greatest monuments of Zaragoza was this Arab palace from 11th century, called Aljafería. Although it's not as impressive as its "big sister", La Alhambra in Granada, it's a true medieval gem that survived many kingdoms, from various Moorish dynasties, to Catholic Monarchs. Today is the center of Aragon's parliament and it inspired Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. Although the palace has many different parts, my favorite is the inner court dedicated to Santa Isabel, the infant of Aragón and the queen of Portugal in 13th century. I could have spent hours and hours looking at the incredibly carved arches and sitting below one of the orange trees but we had only few hours left before taking the train back to Barcelona. This little weekend trip virtually ends here with the photos of the palace and few spots from city center that I didn't show you last time. I hope you enjoyed and maybe learned something new :)

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Las culturas orientales siempre me han fascinado por lo cual tenía muchas ganas de ver el antiguo palacio árabe de Aljafería, uno de los monumentos principales de Zaragoza. Aunque no es tan impresionante como su "hermana mayor", La Alhambra de Granada, es una verdadera joya del siglo 11. Sobrevivó muchos cambios y reinos, como los árabes y reyes católicos. Hoy en día es la sede de las Cortes de Aragón. El palacio incluso inspiró a Verdi para crear su ópera Il Trovatore. Aunque Aljafería tiene muchas partes diferentes, mi favorita es sin duda el patio dedicado a Santa Isabel, la infanta de Aragón y reina de Portugal en el siglo 13. Podría haber pasado horas y horas debajo de uno de los naranjos, observando la magnífica arcitectura del palacio, pero ya tocaba coger el tren de vuelta a Barcelona. Esta pequeña escapada se termina aquí con las fotos del palacio y unas del centro que no os enseñé en el post anterior. Espero que os haya gustado y que quizá hayáis aprendido algo nuevo :)

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Oduvek su me privlačile orijentalne kulture pa samim tim mojoj sreći nije bilo kraja kada sam videla da je jedna od glavnih znamenitosti Saragose arapska palata iz 11. veka, zvana Alhaferia. Iako nije impresivna koliko i njena "starija sestra", Alambra u Granadi, ona je pravi srednjevekovni dragulj koji je preživeo razne dinastije i vladavine, od mavarskih do katoličkih kraljeva. Danas je osim nezaobilazne turističke atrakcije, ujedno i sedište parlamenta Aragona, a meni je i zanimljiva činjenica da je inspirisala Verdija kada je komponovao operu Il Trovatore. Iako je palata sačinjena od mnoštva prostorija od kojih svaka priča neku svoju priču, meni se najviše dopalo unutrašnje dvorište Santa Isabel, posvećeno princezi od Aragona i kraljici Portugala u 13. veku. Mogla sam da provedem sate i sate okružena drvećem pomorandže i diveći se nestvarno lepo isklesanim lukovima, ali čekao nas je voz za povratak u Barselonu. Ovo kratko vikend putovanje se završava i virtuelno sa slikama iz palate i centra Saragose. Nadam se da vam se svidela ova mala poseta i da ste možda i naučili nešto novo :)



I wore:
Jacket: Stradivarius
Dress: Choies - HERE
Bag: Primark
Booties: Tex
Sunglasses: C&A
Scarf: H&M
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69 comments

  1. Que bonito look! Me encanta como has combinado cada prenda
    Espero tu opinión en mi último post, besitos!

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  2. ¡Qué maravilloso el palacio! No sabía nada de lo que contás. Por otro lado, tu outfit es muy lindo ♥

    ¡Saludos! :)

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    1. Sí, es una maravilla :) Me alegra que hayas aprendido algo nuevo! Muchas gracias, Bianca :)

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  3. Las fotos son impresionantes y tú estás muy guapa.
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  4. lovely post and pics Tijana, always have lovely posts have a great weekend
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  5. Znam da nije tako, ali je stvarno nevjerojatno da ti ne prilagodjavas outfite interijerima/eksterijerima u kojima se slikas :)! Stvarno mogu zamislititi te u ulozi spomenute kraljice kako setas u kombinaciji poput ove. Odvazna crna plus dasak ove svjeze ljubicaste dostojne kraljice! Odusevljena sam... kako palacom tako ovim divnim mjestom te tvojim odjevnim kombinacijama a da ne govorim koliko uzivam u ovim predivnim Ulijevim foticama!Carolija... ja bih u Spanjolsku :*****

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    1. Pa čak je i meni postalo neobično :D Hvala ti puno na svim komplimentima :) Znaš da te Španija i ja (ne)strpljivo čekamo ;) <3

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  6. Que lindas fotografías! Siempre aprendemos cositas nuevas con tus post jiji
    Me gusta mucho el vestido que llevas! Pensé que era una faldita pero ya he
    visto que no jaja. Muy guapa, me alegra que estés disfrutando. Besos desde,

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    1. Muchas gracias, guapi! :) Me alegra qe te haya gustado el post <3

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  7. Ahh what a wonderful place! Thank you for the nice pictures and congrat for your blog! It's very nice!
    Greetings from Austria!
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  8. Wow!!I really love the pictures.Such a beautiful place.Amazing.I wish I could travel alot like you do.There's so much to see,so many amazing places to visit in this world.
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    1. Thank you, Sophie! :) Yes, it's a gorgeous city. Well, this is actually near my city so it's not really complicated, but anyway, traveling is one of my priorities and when you really want something, you find a way to do it. Besides that, many times we think we need to go far away in order to travel, but the truth is that almost everybody can discover its own area and take a train or whatever to some nearby little town, for example. As you said, our world is amazing but we need to decide to see it and discover it ;)

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  9. E savršeno ti se ova duga, lepršava suknja uklopila u lokaciju, divno izgledaš! :) I predivno je mjesto, vjerujem da si slobodno mogla sate i sate provesti lutajući okolo, pogotovo po tom sjajnom vremenu! :) Btw, Alhambra mi je jakooo visoko na listi mjesta koja oduvijek želim posjetiti, mislim da bi tamo samo zastala i gledala, gledala, gledala :)

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    1. Hvala ti :) Da, mesto je stvarno pun pogodak, a imali smo sreće sa vremenom jer je sutradan pao sneg :D Alambra je stvarno nešto što mora da se doživi. Ja sam bila dva puta i vraćala bih se iznova i iznova, samo nikako više leti jer je nepodnošljiva vrućina :D

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  10. What a beautiful place! Love your outfit!

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  11. What a lovely location! Your photos are stunning! =)

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  12. Very nice post! love it ♥ do you want to follow each other on gfc?

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  13. Wow.. prelepo je zaista... ma kakvi prelepo, bonzanstveno je... Svaku sliku si ozivela na jedan jako lep nacin..Gledaju slike imala sam utisak da sam tamo.. :)))

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    1. Hvala najlepše, Zorana :) Drago mi je da ti se toliko svidelo sve :)

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  14. Prelepo :) Svaka slika je savršena :)
    Želim ti lep vikend, kiss :*

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  15. Divan post i fotografije su vam super! Odlicno si nam prenela bar taj delic atmosfere

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  16. Un post muy chulo! Muchos besos! :*

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  17. Kakvo predivno mjesto draga! Odlican ti je outfit a i fotografije su predivne! :)

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  18. Wow! Spain is so beautiful! thanks for sharing your pictures

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  19. Aljaferia palace looks stunning and I see a lot of Arabic accents in this building, personally I also like to visit places, which have oriental vibe ;) Backing to the castle - I adore garden, it's terrific. And you look so pretty, Tijana in this little black airy dress, it's perfect for Spring :) Glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip!

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    1. And we have another thing in common! :) Yes, Arabs really knew how to design castles and gardens and I'm happy that I can enjoy that oriental vibe without going far away. Yes, I had a slightly different idea about the dress but it was so cold but I'm happy that you liked it :) Thank you so much!

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  20. Qué maravilla de fotos!! Me recuerda mucho a La Alhambra y tienes razón, permanecer un ratito en ese patio tan solo eschuchando el sonido del agua es relajante. Me encanta también tu bufanda tiene un color maravilloso! Un besito

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    1. Muchas gracias :) Sí, se parece muchísimo a La Alhambra y es tan bonito y relajante :)

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  21. amazing pleace and nice outfit :D
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  22. Hello,

    Beautiful pics ! :D

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  23. Mislim da sam gledala neki dokumentarac o ovaj palači na televiziji..ili je možda ipak bio o njenoj poznatijoj sestri? Možda ipak je, svakako me se jako dojmio. Mene isto orijentalne kulture fasciniraju, ma zapravo svaka kultura ima svoje bogatstvo i čini mi se ponekad da globalizacija to nekako potisne. Različitosti nas čine jačima, kompleksnijima, a i naše ljudsko društvo je sveukupno bogatije što je u njemu više kulture. Ja još uvijek volim učiti, još uvijek u ovom svijetu u kojem nas se uvjerava da za to nema vremena...i zato ti hvala što si s nama podijelila nešto ovakvo i naučila nas nešto novo.

    Fotografije su prekrasne, jako mi se sviđaš u toj crnoj maksi haljini...a i ljubičasti šal je divan dodatak...i kako je slatka ta zadnja slika od tebe i dragoga! baš ste medeni:)

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    1. Verovatno je bila Alambra u pitanju jer je ipak daleko poznatija, mada ko zna :) U pravu si, mislim da nema zemlje, kulture, jezika koji me uopšte ne privlači. Sve ima neku svoju čar koja se zbog globalizacije gubi polako ali sigurno. I ja uvek volim da učim i saznam nove stvari, tako i treba uostalom. Nema na čemu, hvala tebi što si uvek tu. Tvoji komentari mi jako mnogo znače i upotpune bilo koju temu :)
      Hvala ti od oboje! :)

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  24. Happy Easter to you, my dear friend and to your hubby, Tijana :)

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    1. You're so sweet and kind! Happy belated Easter to you, too :)

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  25. Ja sam zaista naučila nesto novo i iz ovog i iz prethodnog posta :-) Jako mi se svidja kako si uklopila stajling uz ambijent, dostojno spomenute kraljice :-) Dašak ljubičaste bas lepo pristaje uz total black. Fotografije su fenomenalne i vidi se po vašim osmesima da ste proveli nezaboravan vikend :-*

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    1. Baš mi je drago :) Hvala ti puno na svim divnim rečima! :) :*

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  26. This place looks heavenly! Love all the clicks <3 You outfit is so beautiful! Happy Easter, honey <3

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! Yes, that place is magical! :)

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  27. This is beautiful!

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  28. Es una ciudad preciosa!!besos

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  29. wow!! this is beautiful!! :D

    Happy Easter Sunday!
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  31. un look maraviloso y unas fotos espectaculares!
    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog, te espero por mi nuevo post guapa, mil besos!
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  33. que sitio más increíble!! mira que vivo cerca de andalucia pero nunca he ido por allí.

    un beso guapísima
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    1. Andalucía? Ummm, esto es Zaragoza, guapa ;)

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  35. Loving this location! Great look!
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  36. Beautiful photos! And I love what you're wearing, very pretty! :)

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  38. Looks absolutely lovely there! Oriental cultures are also interesting to me and I'd love to visit at least one Oriental country soon. Look like the weather was with you all the time! I wouldn't mind drinking my coffee on such a wonderful view. :)

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    1. Yes, it's wonderful! :) I hope you'll make an Oriental trip soon ;) I absolutely love all those cultures. Yes, the weather was perfect (despite the wind) and actually it snowed the day after so we were lucky to escape that :D

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