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Glaoui Palace, Fez

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Address: Near Bab Ziat, Fes 30030, Morocco

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A little rundown

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
michael p
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. I was given a guided tour for 30 MAD. It is old and falling apart in many places. Clearly, nobody is looking after it. However, it is still amazing to some the rooms with their complex tile work. I'm so pleased I went there.

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Thank Tony S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

"If only I had the money..." you think to yourself as you wander around here."What it could be..." you think. We passed this by for a few days before going inside,the family who live there showed us around.Its obvious they don't have the money to maintain this property but it is still stunning.There are rooms in the Moroccan style &... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

the riad we stayed at was close to this little gem, otherwise we may not have found it, the old couple who live and curate this place have loads of animals running over the place, some of the areas may be about to fall in, there is an entrance fee of 20 dhm per person i think

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

About 10 years ago I stayed in the Per Palace hotel in Istanbul which had its heyday in the 19th and early 20th century before decaying (it has now been turned into a world class 5☆ hotel). The Glaoui palace is inhabited by the descendents of this once powerful and wealthy family, who live in decaying grandeur, as the palace... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The tiles are truly remarkable with their patterns. Also take note of the arches and some are pointed and others rounded.....depending on who ruled the land at the time of build....Spanish or African.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Our hotel manager advised this place to us to go and see as, in his own words, ''it wouldn't be there anymore in a few years''. As many of the other places we visited in Fes, this hidden palace was completely deserted, we were the only ones there. A beautiful hidden gem in the medina, slowly falling apart as nothing... More 

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