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“impressive from outside”

Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen)
UK
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“impressive from outside”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

what a pity that tourists are not welcome inside - the king only comes about 3 times a year and the palace must lie empty for the rest - what a waste

Visited February 2012
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Cheshire
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79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Majestic premises”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Wonderful carved wood, stone and tiles. Insight into Moroccan history.

Visited October 2011
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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833 reviews
447 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
“Majestic!!!”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Royal Palace is near the The Mellah or Jewish Quarter.

Although you can't go in, you can enjoy the beauty of its construction. It is closed to visitors these days – which is sad because it has a reputation of being among the mot elegant structures of Morocco! Something that can be guessed from the outside indeed!

We were told by our guide that the Royal Palace has beautiful gardens, mosques and also an ancient Madrassa or a school for Koranic studies (whose origin can be traced back to 14th century).

The Palace has Giant Brass knockers made by special artisans and golden doors; it is also renowned for its beautifully painted ceilings and intricate mosaic works.

The palace was built in the 17th century and it is situated right in the center if Fes el Jdid. When the King of Morocco (currently Mohamed VI) visits Fes, he stays there of course!

Don't regret not being able to enter the Palace. It's worth a view even from outside!!!

Visited January 2011
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Wheaton, Illinois
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87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Another must see of Fes--unless you come here often, why wouldn't you submerge yourself in all these historical sites!

Visited November 2011
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Lawrence, New York
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135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Very Dramatic”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Definitely grand and Majestic. a very good backdrop for photos. would recommend going with a tour guide to get the full history of the place

Visited February 2011
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