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Glaoui Palace, Fez

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Address: Near Bab Ziat, Fes 30030, Morocco

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 18 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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