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Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen) - CLOSED

Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004, Morocco
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Fit for a King

A very large palace covering a large area, with very high walls around the perimeter. The entrance... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2014
Fueng2768
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Awesome (but only from the outside)

It's a must see in Fez, seems to use every craft that Fez produces. Made even cooler with the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2014
TravelNTed
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

A very large palace covering a large area, with very high walls around the perimeter. The entrance doors on the tourist route are incredible works of art. Covered in handcrafted metal. A sight to behold.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

It's a must see in Fez, seems to use every craft that Fez produces. Made even cooler with the royal family in residence and the ceremonial guard stated at the gates.

Thank TravelNTed
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

One of the many Palaces in the Imperial Cities. Amazing doors and entrances and carvings. Do it as part of the medina tours.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

If it's part of your tour great but otherwise do not go out of your way as you can only see it from the outside. if you do go, make sure go in the morning before the crowds. Check out the Jewish quarter which is...More

Thank Dany L
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Not much to see other than some rather ornate gates and gateways. I would not go out of my way to see, but it was part of our tour.

Thank wearnek
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Great to see the elaborate hand crafted gates. This is truly amazing and best to see first thing in the morning - not too crowded.

Thank Azurewaters14
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

It is easy to find and a short walk from the synagogue. Get there early so you can get shots of the wonderful gates before you are inundated with gawkers from the tour buses.

Thank Pixelpanderer
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I don't think tourists are permitted inside, all the groups we saw were milling about in front of the main gate. The whole plaza is quite large with palm trees and gardens about. The gate, Bab L'Makhzen, is intricately designed and stunning.

Thank canuckshutterbug
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

the palace is a exemple of typical morrocan architeture, decoration and life style.it does not requires too long time to cover it, dough.

Thank angela w
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Not sure what qualifies this as an attraction? Is it because it is a vacant palace that you are not allowed to enter? There is nothing unique about the art work of the tiles, metal doors, and other carved features that designate this as the...More

Thank 7469moog
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