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Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen) - CLOSED

Fes, Morocco
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Buderim, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A nice facade but no entrance allowed to mere mortals. The one entrance approachable is intricate and ornate, but not worth taking time out for.

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New Jersey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

At the conclusion of our day strolling through the Fes Medina, we stopped at the Royal Palace. Since this Royal Palace was closed, we were only able to view it from the outside. The gates are massive and the grounds are meticulously maintained. This is a site to visit after a long day in the Medina. There is not much... More

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The palace is huge but there is not much to see. However the doors are very impressive, there is one door only the king can use. However you need not worry about it since all the doors are closed. It is a must see though the walls are very impressive as are the doors. You need not spend alot of... More

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326 reviews 326 reviews
85 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A very large palace covering a large area, with very high walls around the perimeter. The entrance doors on the tourist route are incredible works of art. Covered in handcrafted metal. A sight to behold.

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's a must see in Fez, seems to use every craft that Fez produces. Made even cooler with the royal family in residence and the ceremonial guard stated at the gates.

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

One of the many Palaces in the Imperial Cities. Amazing doors and entrances and carvings. Do it as part of the medina tours.

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If it's part of your tour great but otherwise do not go out of your way as you can only see it from the outside. if you do go, make sure go in the morning before the crowds. Check out the Jewish quarter which is just beside the Palace. Some old architecture here as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Not much to see other than some rather ornate gates and gateways. I would not go out of my way to see, but it was part of our tour.

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Sydney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great to see the elaborate hand crafted gates. This is truly amazing and best to see first thing in the morning - not too crowded.

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Chicago
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161 reviews 161 reviews
61 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is easy to find and a short walk from the synagogue. Get there early so you can get shots of the wonderful gates before you are inundated with gawkers from the tour buses.

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