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Glaoui Palace

1 Rue Hamia Douh, Fes 40000, Morocco
+212 667-366828
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Architecture + Art: loved it! Hidden gem!

While the palace is run down, it’s still beautiful to see and sufficiently maintained to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mercedes G
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Run down but fascinating

As noted by other reviewers, the palace is badly run down. You either love seeing stuff like that... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
GVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 Rue Hamia Douh, Fes 40000, Morocco
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+212 667-366828
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the palace is run down, it’s still beautiful to see and sufficiently maintained to appreciate it. In addition, your entrance fee will be supporting the upkeeping of the palace for future visitors :) You can walk around the different rooms and corridors, unlike some...More

Thank Mercedes G
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

As noted by other reviewers, the palace is badly run down. You either love seeing stuff like that, or hate it. We loved it. There are many signs of its past glory, including mosaics, plasterwork and stained glass. Most are in desperate need of restoration....More

1  Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Very nicely restored. Great peak inside. Worth going if you are in the neighbourhood. The corridors are beautiful.

1  Thank ReMiwe
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place, but not very special. The building has a great mosaic walls and floors which do not stand out from other places you will see in Morocco. An artist lives there and exhibits his paintings, which are also quite nice.

Thank Marcel B
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Set into the middle of the medina and not easy to find but worth the effort when you do. This splendid palace is in disrepair but you can clearly appreciate it's magnificence and majesty and wonder what it was like in it's hey day. There...More

1  Thank caroler82
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This wasn’t very easy to find and not much advertised or promoted by our riad, but I had seen it mentioned on trip advisor and the lonely planet website and thought it sounded worth a visit. I was say it is a must for anyone...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is a old palace here.The palace has the similar architecture around here but not properly maintained. You have get the guide to help you to get in.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

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.

1  Thank clui888
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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

2  Thank Pete D
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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

3  Thank ann s
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