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Just Amazing!

This half-ruined palace is amazing! If you are fond of Arabic art: mozaics, wood-paintings and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Gorgeous villa languishing in disrepair

Unique and special visit of a former grand riad/villa that's in disrepair since the many owners... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone who knows who this is, is disgusted. Here used to lie One of the best Palace's in Fes. The gentleman used to be part of the government until he ran against the government and tried to overthrow it. (not substantiated). The government has allowed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donald D
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This half-ruined palace is amazing! If you are fond of Arabic art: mozaics, wood-paintings and carving, it will be must-visit place for you. Price is 25 dirhams- 2,5 EUR.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Unique and special visit of a former grand riad/villa that's in disrepair since the many owners haven't put up the money to fix it up. It's being taken care of by a local artist who's trying to keep it up through a small door fee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cduiker
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Our guide took us here and it is worth a stop that should not take more than 30 -45 min. It gives you insight to a different time and how people lived.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341hermanj
Reviewed 27 October 2018

There is an entrance fee of 25 dirhams per person ($3). It is a fairly small palace and should take roughly 30 minutes to visit. The place is poorly maintained, but forms part of its charm. enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antish R
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Many of the Riads are like little palaces, this house of a former prime-minister will give you a way of filling in yourself how beautiful and impressive living in this place would have been. You should absolutely visit this home of artist Boukhars Abdelkhalek

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frans M
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Friends suggested we visit and we weren't disappointed. It is a palace that has not been restored but walking through the old rooms, especially the kitchen and the harem was fascinating. A member of the family that owned the palace who is an artist greeted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skandjtf
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of old eccentrics, welcome home. This huge place is like something the Beatles would have visited in their hippy phase. Very rundown, yes, but there is still a lot in great condition, especially the doors and ceilings. The owner will welcome...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skatie74
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I'm glad I had this wonderful, ramshackle ruin to myself when I visited: it's a place of dream-like strangeness, a palace in a fascinating state of near-collapse, inhabited by Abdelkhalek Boukhars, a self-taught artist who (I learned afterwards) is a descendant of a former palace...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank read859
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Stumbled upon this place and knew nothing about it. I was surprised to learn it had been built so recently - about 100 years ago. A big part of the charm is that the place is still owned by and lived in by a descendent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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