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Glaoui Palace, Fez

Near Bab Ziat, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Ancient Palace with Beautiful Mosaic Wall

We visited the palace in early morning but already quite many tourist over there. The mosaic wall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
clui888
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Hong Kong, China
Charming Faded Splendour

We stumbled across this beautiful palace whilst wandering through the residential parts of the old... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Pete D
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Near Bab Ziat, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the palace in early morning but already quite many tourist over there. The mosaic wall was very beautiful. The guide explained very clearly what is the symbol stand for of each pattern. Very interesting to know the history.

Thank clui888
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We stumbled across this beautiful palace whilst wandering through the residential parts of the old medina. The lady who lives here gave us an educational tour of this lovely home which has obviously seen better days but is still a home as evidenced by the...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This slightly faded palace came to life and became my highlight of the trip when our guide ( who lived and had been brought up here) opened up the doors and shutters and showed us the rooms inside. Without her guiding we would have had...More

1  Thank ann s
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Fascinating - the grand palace of a rich and powerful family in Fes. It fell into disrepair when the family's fortunes declined and what you see now is the result of years of restoration (still incomplete) by the present occupiers. More interesting than a perfectly...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old palace with amazing mosaics! Cost 25 dirham per person but came with a short tour, got to see old bedrooms, baths, and kitchen, and the artist who lives there's studio. Not crowded and well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We decided to visit here after reading some of the reviews here and we were pleased we did. It gives you an insight into how the buildings can look so nothing special on the outside to stunning on the inside. This places requires some imagination...More

1  Thank tavia14999
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Considering most tour groups won't bother to go here, that's a shame. This is considered ruins. However it is an old house badly in need of funds to restore it. The charm is that it hasn't been fancied up. The craftsmanship is amazing. The pool...More

1  Thank Semelg
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a day in which this place was closed and was lucky enough to encounter the family that lives and curates this hidden palace of El Glaoui, one of the Pashas of Marrakech, also known as the Lord of the Atlas, who kindly gave...More

1  Thank Dyon A
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Although it obviously needs work it is a place that is worth your time to walk around. There are good architecture elements and you can see that at one time it was spectacular.

1  Thank michael p
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this and we're so glad we went in. It is a beautiful, decaying building with quite of different quirky rooms to see. For 50dh the lady gave us a tour and explained in English the main history. We also saw the paintings...More

1  Thank Lynette A
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