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“The highlight of our trip”
Review of Glaoui Palace

Glaoui Palace
Ranked #12 of 85 things to do in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
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 no idea what was there. The stories behind the different rooms, the natural dies and colours on the wood work and the beautiful tile mosaics as well as the french style kitchen and radiators were fascinating. The rooms were stunningly beautiful in a slightly faded way. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

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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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 old student bedsit type furniture. Inside is a beautiful, decaying building which would have been marvellous when in its glory days. For 50dh the lady gave us a tour and explained in English the main history. Worth a look around if you are in the area. Also in the harem was the most friendly of cats I don't think she gets much attention say hello to her for us if you see her.

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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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