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Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen) - CLOSED

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Palace is not open for the public but you can visit the really impressive main doors at the entrance. They are really really beautiful! And the best of all: the visit is free and there are NO TOURISTS! :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank the-travely
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The royal palace cannot be visited so the perspective of tourists is limited to its gates. It dates from the 17th c. It is the home of Mohammed VI when in town. The main door evokes grandeur, its detail certainly fit for a king.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

There are several Royal Palaces. None is accessible to the public. The gates to this example in Fez are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Dar al-Makhzen or Palais Royale is used by the King of Morocco when he visits Fes. and therefore, is not open to the public. Inside, there are stunning gardens, mosques, beautifully painted ceilings, and an ancient school for Koranic studies, or Madrassa, dating back to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank asiahand1
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GVancouver
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rod F
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Khyaticm
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank roseyippee
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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