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Glaoui Palace, Fez

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Address: Near Bab Ziat, Fes 30030, Morocco

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The highlight of our trip

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ann s
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 no idea what was there. The stories behind the different rooms, the natural dies and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 preserved museum piece - don't miss it while you're in Fes!

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Reviewed 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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 as to what it looked like in a past life. It is decorated with rather... More 

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 in the courtyard has a lot of potential. The designs are incredible.

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1 Thank Semelg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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 us a private tour. Originally a palace, the remnants is being slowly restored and is... More 

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1 Thank Dyon A
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 of the artist caretaker who lives there We were the only visitors and felt like... More 

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Washington
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you want to see mosaic work, tiles, and architecture, this should be on your list of places to go. Take a guide.

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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

we walked around and visited the displays all very interesting. The gardens are very well kept and are very peaceful.

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