Shubra Palace
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TravellerMan72
Oslo, Norway1,617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I read the reviews about Shubra palace and knew that it was closed but hoped to find out more information when we get there and we were disappointed.

The palace was built in 1905 on the orders of Sharif Ali Pasha. The palace is the most stunning vestige of old Taif, with latticework windows and balconies, and interior marble from Carrara as we saw on some websites and later from the windows since the palace was closed when we were there.

King Abdulaziz (The establisher of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) used to stay here, and the palace was later the residence of King Faisal during his Summer holidays. Now it has been turned to a museum.

We were there hoping that we would get the chance to discover this wonderful palace but unfortunately, there was no sign about opening hours / time. There was a big sign that shows the city of Taif is going to host a festival on Summer and later we were informed that the palace opens only on Summer.

It’s a pity and shame that the municipality of Taif is not taking care of and paying more attention to this wonderful historical palace yet and I hope they do, one day.
Written January 12, 2020
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
Shubra Palace is an old but beautiful building located along the busy Shubra Street. I have been to this place a number of times but not quite sure what time they open. I wish I could get inside and see what they have on display.
Written June 19, 2016
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Ahmed_alharthi
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
A great historical building used by several generation of Royal families and governors of AlHijaz and saudi Royal family.
Written July 18, 2016
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Bokkop
Ribamar, Portugal134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The posters of 'Taif Season' feature the Shubra Palace. It is the premier atraction in Taif but that isn't enough to have it opened on a weekend. So much for encouraging tourism.

It actually looks very interesting and we would have loved to go inside. The garden is a mess,though
Written January 25, 2020
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raghunandan_raop
Manipal, India28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Could not go inside. May be good or bad. Better luck next time for us. Timings are 8am to 2 pm Saturday to Wednesday from Sept to May.
Written January 22, 2016
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liyana1987
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia208 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Shubra Palace is a museum in Taif. The building was completed in 1325 AH and the construction took 3 years. King Abdul-Aziz lived in the palace and King Faisal used it as a headquarters for the council of ministry of defense and aviation.
Guided tours are available here. However, bear in mind that this place is not wheelchair-friendly and you will need to go up the stairs in order to have a complete tour of the museum. The toilet also lacked water supply.
Overall tour of this museum should take 15 minutes max.
Written February 16, 2016
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ha20mp
Saudi Arabia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
There are plenty of Palaces around Taif Region , one of the Shubra we visited very Arctacture building, very nice to see ancient Arabic Culture.
Written April 26, 2016
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Bert van Loen
Leiden, The Netherlands160 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We tried three consecutive days and three different times of the day to visit this palace and museum, but it was never open. We are not sure if it actually ever opens for public, as there is no info on their website, except the suggestion that it is open daily from 8 - 3 (which it is not clearly). The building looks nice from a distance, but a closer look shows it is in a deteriorating state from the outside. It seems like one of the really few visitor attractions that Taif has to offer is goint to be wasted.
Written August 22, 2018
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Frank C
Sarasota, FL37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
A beautiful palace. Not open to the public, but an amazing bit of architecture and a real gem to see.
Written June 24, 2019
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Abdul Rahman
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
About 10 days ago (early Jan. 2019) I stopped by, to visit it. There was absolutely no signage whatsoever indicating the name and significance of this building, and it was closed. I visited it in 2009, and it was in a good state at that time. Ten years later, it is very clear it is deteriorating at a fast pace. It's a complete shame on the municipality for not taking care of their heritage and connection to their own history.
Written January 9, 2019
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