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Address: Souq Al Alawi | Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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+966 12 647 2280
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See a 700-year-old flag mast and a 15th-century cannon at this restored...

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.

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Most historical exist building in Jeddah

A must visit building to see how the most important family used to live in Jeddah , a great art of building

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit building to see how the most important family used to live in Jeddah , a great art of building

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It must sound strange that you visit a market place at the time that the shops are closed, but here in the old Jeddah you can see the traditional architecture much better when it is not spoiled with all the lights of the shops on. We returned on Friday evening but the atmosphere of the traditional houses was not present... More 

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Vilnius
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A great little museum, offering a glimpse on the architecture, interiors and way of life of Old Jeddah. Very friendly museum staff.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This hsitoric building is well located at the heart of Balad. It stands next to the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Headquarters. It is something you won't miss if you are coming from Al Madinah Road on the way to Balad.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

i live near this museum and have visited many a times. its full of heritage and shows the culture of land called Saudi Arabia. wonderful place to visit and lots of antique collections. a must visit place for all who visit Jeddah.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The word "Beit" means "House" in Arabic and Nassif is the owner of this house long time ago. Nowadays, it is a fascinating museum devoted to Jeddah history. If you are interested in knowing how people's life style was in Jeddah then Beit Nassif is the unique place to visit. What is really more interesting is that Beit Nassif is... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place is one of the oldest houses in Jeddah, it's consider as a historical place and it's in the center of old Jeddah "Al-Balad", so many programs and seanse were shot at this place.

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Although damaged and abandoned, the old quarter of Jeddah still has the charm of a medieval Arab town. The wood carved windows are still marvelous and it makes you to imagine how the streets were in those past years.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

it is well preserved and maintained, even if its closed most of the times but if you are lucky enough and found it open its really amazing how people used to live and how great was the engineering

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nassif House is the first house in the Hijaz designed upon this method , A Turkish engineer Called Sarsar built it ,this house had been bulit in twelve year ,A large part of the timber used in Nassif house roofs and Dormers (Alroushis ) had been taken from an English steamer sank in the sea in Jeddah Coast. Shaikh Omar... More 

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