Alseif palace

Alseif palace, Kuwait City: Address, Phone Number, Alseif palace Reviews: 3/5

Alseif palace
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland21,176 contributions
Mar 2020
It is possible to walk on the Corniche from the Scientific Centre past the Kuwait Towers all the way to the Dhow Harbour by the Fish Market. Here one has to go away from the sea and follow the wide Arabian Gulf Street. The reason is the over 200'000 sqm closed off area of the Seif Palace, the main government building of Kuwait together with the Bayan Palace southeast from here.

Over the fences it is possible to catch glimpses of the attractive construction following in its design principles of Islamic desert architecture. Especially visible is the clock tower decorated with blue tiles and a small golden cupola. Across the Seif Square by the palace is the Grand Mosque.

The beginnings of the palace, also known as Al-Diwan Al-Amiri, go back to 1904, but since then there haven been 3 expansions, the last one ending in 1992, after the Iraqi invasion.
Written December 9, 2020
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Lars S
Skanderborg, Denmark1,717 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
The palace can be seen from the Grand Mosque. Only the entrance is visible. The rest is hidden behind a wall. Nothing to see or do there.
Written February 20, 2019
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M.
Warsaw, Poland281 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
It's very big and beautiful palace. You can make there a lot of photos and spent really nice time.
Close to the palace you can fnd a lot of parkings.

But be careful - this place is closed during and few days after Eid.
Written September 2, 2018
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hylaman
Kuwait City, Kuwait180 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
It is one of Kuwait's main and old symbols, currently not used by the Amir of Kuwait and it is not opened for public
Written April 30, 2018
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hylaman
Kuwait City, Kuwait180 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
One of the oldest Amiri Palaces in Kuwait and maybe the most famous one, it is located on the Arabian Gulf road overlooking the Gulf, I don't thing it is allowed for visitors
Written April 30, 2017
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WMBandit
Shanghai, China1,834 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
Not open to the tourists- government building with high fences and top security.
It looks nice from the outside though and photos are not encouraged at all.
Friendly security since as I walked my way back to find a taxi, I accidentally walked right in front of their entrance. They politely asked me to quicken my pace ...all's good. If you ever pay a visit to the grand mosque etc then you will surely see it in passing.
Written February 8, 2017
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Charles S
High Wycombe, UK31 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is not a place you can visit except to view from the outside. Thus you need to ask yourself if it is worth the time and effort. In my opinion - no!

However if you are a philatelist you may want to see the building depicted on a long running series of definitive stamps. Other than that not worth the exertion.
Written October 16, 2016
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Alex C
Doha, Qatar133 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Al Seef Palace is not open for general public. If I am correct this is the house for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait and Al DIwan Al Amiri. Beware of taking pictures of governmental buildings as it might be considered as offence. The main clock tower is central in the group of buildings. The square in front of the tower is taken by fountain with national Coat of Arms. Seef Palace survived invasion in 1990 and clock tower was destroyed by missile and reconstructed later. Original building is dated back in 1906-7. Grand Mosque of Kuwait is located across the street opposite Seef Palace. Basically this is not tourist attraction, however, architecture is featured.
Written August 24, 2016
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TRAVELUX L
Sofia, Bulgaria52 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
Looks impressive from outside and it fits perfectly with the street around. Nice looking building...
Written July 26, 2016
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Sanusc
Muscat, Oman321 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
The palace in not accessible to general public. You can see the place while you drive by.It is a high security zone and general public is not entertained around here.
Written March 16, 2016
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