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Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm)

Behind Souq al-Bizuriyyah (the sweet souq), Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #7 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums
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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a beautiful and traditional palace of the region,a calm and quite place .keep it in your list. Please keep in mind,visit Syria only when the situation is favorable.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If visiting the Old City of Damascus, this is a 'must' to see. A beautiful traditional palace with courtyards and fountains and historic chambers in magnifiicent traditional design and settings. Well laid out. Informative and very attractive.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Very nice house, we love it really a lot It shows the reach families how they lived in Damascus at early times , wake distant to national museum which you can spend full day enjoying.

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Flensburg, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Ancient residence (upper-class, to say the least), beautifully restored. Take some time in the garden as well and enjoy the calm and shade although it's in the old city.

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Damascus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

AN old damask palace with alot of rooms that shows different uses, and tells how people used to live that time. GO THERE ;)

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Sydney, Australia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
109 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This old house is a fine example of the wooden houses of Damascus. The school room and the airy sitting rooms have wonderful ceilings and walls covered in brocades. They all open out to the shady courtyard with its fountains and orange trees. The buildings themselves are works of art with their coloured patterns and the rooms have been converted... More

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Damascus, Syria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

old museum full of histories stories ...beautiful design very old

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Jacmel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

It would be easy to spend days there. Transports the visitor a certain variety of freedom to wonder what life was like there-- like Few places of it's kind do. The information given is simple and concise. The brocades in the room devoted to dress make what passes for "fashion" in the modern world seem precisely that--what is there is... More

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Damascus, Syria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

you will never wish to go out of this large sweet house , success architecture , positive combination , you will wish to stay there for the rest of your life .....

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Damascus, Syria
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168 reviews 168 reviews
64 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This is one of the best refurbished old Damascus Homes to visit while in Damascus! The walk to the Azem Palace is well worth it as all routes go via the many souks... Once inside let your mind travel back to the time it was occupied by the Azem Family. The ceiling works are so nice that you just look... More

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