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Historic building in old Jeddah

This is an old building in Balad neighborhood, the old Jeddah. It reminded me of old Sanaa, minus... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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History, culture and generosity

One of Jeddah's landmarks History yes Culture yes It is an educational tour and a spiritual... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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See a 700-year-old flag mast and a 15th-century cannon at this restored building, one of several crumbling structures preserved by the government.
Souq Al Alawi | Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This is an old building in Balad neighborhood, the old Jeddah. It reminded me of old Sanaa, minus the children. Building is closed, and a person coming out of it told me it is kept closed for renovations. He said one of the kings used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

One of Jeddah's landmarks History yes Culture yes It is an educational tour and a spiritual joy. Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Baraa A
Reviewed 15 October 2018

the oldest if not the most historical building in Old Balad. this where the highlights of every photowalk. home of the well known officials of Jeddah Before. now being recognized by UNESCO heritage site

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danyl L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A Great and Rich Cultural Land Mark in Middle of Balad Shopping Hub of Jeddah, one the most visited area

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It's an authentic house that represents the old city of Jeddah. It's a must visit if you are in jeddah. Check the opening hours before you go.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank grvforce
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Nice place, historical, special designs from allover saudi buildings you can walk there nearby too many shops

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank drkarimzanaty
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice house that you can take pictures of and visit inside. Think it is closed at the weekends.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The entire old neighborhood of Balad offers fantastic examples of Arab architecture dating back to the 1920s and older. Biet Nassif is a superb example of an initiative to preserve historic homes, buildings, and artifacts from the era of King Abdul Azziz. If you park...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank scottemac00
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I was really excited to visit this place after reading all the reviews. What a disappointment. It's an absolutely beautiful building, don't get me wrong, but it's not open to the public - at least that's what every shopkeeper on the square told us. We...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank LucyBaronB
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Its an ancient private property located in the downtown of "Jeddah City" which is preserved and now listed as "World Heritage Sights". It is worth to see especially for the people who loves the history. It exhibits the old construction and living style of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Kavita P
21 October 2018|
Response from Scott8446 | Reviewed this property |
You can see the outside and canon whenever you want. Not sure when it opens as it’s sporadic.