El Glaoui Palace331 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 1 Rue Hamia Douh, Fes, Morocco
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Courtyard
The medina of Fes is not full of crowded lanes and tourist spots; hidden in its complex web is a spot which is a peaceful retreat from the heat and noise of the city. The place is where the last ruler of Fes, Thami El Glaoui, lived. Named after his family, the palace was the centre of power till the death of Thami El Glaoui. The most notable thing about this palace is its courtyard. In the centre of this courtyard is a beautiful marble fountain with a pool to collect the water. This system would provide a cool relief during the hot seasons in Fes. The rooms are beautifully decorated with motifs and the European influence can be easily seen on the arched walls. The architecture is not grand, but it still gives the feel of royal presence in its rooms. Today, most of the grandeur is in a very bad shape, but it is not dilapidated. You can still picture the days of glory during Glaoui’s rule without any difficulty.
El Glaoui Palace Travel Tips
- You may have to search the palace as it is not a mainstream tourist spot.
- On the other hand, no crowds!
- The palace has not been maintained properly. Be careful when roaming about.
How to Reach El Glaoui Palace
- By Bus: Batha, Gare Bus 54
- By Walk: You can walk down to the palace from these stops.
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44.43% of people who visit Fes include El Glaoui Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
40.37% of people start their El Glaoui Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see El Glaoui Palace
64.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Glaoui Palace