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Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen) - CLOSED

Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004, Morocco
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Big place with high walls

This Royal palace complex in the center of the town is huge. You obviously can not enter. There is... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
asiahand1
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Florida
Beautiful Exterior

The gates of the palace are spectacular, and about all you can see. The military won't even allow... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
GVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
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  • Terrible1%
8 May 2018
“Beautiful Exterior”
11 Apr 2018
“Nice architecture”
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Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This Royal palace complex in the center of the town is huge. You obviously can not enter. There is a nice yard in front and the large gates are quite ornate. If you only see it from your passing car you have seen all that...More

Thank asiahand1
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The gates of the palace are spectacular, and about all you can see. The military won't even allow you to photograph other parts of the palace. If you are Fes el-Jdid you will have trouble missing the Dar el-Makhzen. You might as well join the...More

Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were only able to see the entrance gates of the palace which the king visits 3-4 times annually. The mosaic tilework is stunning.

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Absolutely must visit, beautiful place, with excellent architecture, wish we had more time to visit at the right time of the day when the sun shone on the golden doors to illuminate them

Thank Khyaticm
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

we started our tour of Fes at the palace, which was adjacent to the old Jewish quarter. It was quite splendid and the mosaic and plasterwork on the gates was beautiful. Not a lot to see here, but it was interesting to learn anout the...More

Thank roseyippee
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is the royal palace in tangier where the sultans resides when they are in the city.The doors are always closed and people are forbidden to step inside. The only thing which you can visit is the door from outside and can take pictures. The...More

Thank Simple_Tripper
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

One of my favourite building in all of Morocco. It's almost overwhelming to see and to take in all of it's beautiful intricacies. Don't miss it!

1  Thank Ariane C
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

The gates are impressive. For the rest there is nothing to see. Everything is forbidden. You are not even allowed to walk on the square in front of the palace. Huge wall surround the gardens and other inside buildings. You're send away to the pavement...More

1  Thank Rinique K
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Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 1 July 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...More

Thank jonahNJ
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