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Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen) - CLOSED

Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004, Morocco
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Interesting

One of the many Palaces in the Imperial Cities. Amazing doors and entrances and carvings. Do it... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2014
155019David_M
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Toronto, Canada
Don't Go Out of Your Way to See It

If it's part of your tour great but otherwise do not go out of your way as you can only see it from... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2014
Dany L
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Toronto, Canada
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Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004, Morocco
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

One of the many Palaces in the Imperial Cities. Amazing doors and entrances and carvings. Do it as part of the medina tours.

1  Thank 155019David_M
Reviewed 2 May 2014

If it's part of your tour great but otherwise do not go out of your way as you can only see it from the outside. if you do go, make sure go in the morning before the crowds. Check out the Jewish quarter which is...More

Thank Dany L
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Not much to see other than some rather ornate gates and gateways. I would not go out of my way to see, but it was part of our tour.

Thank wearnek
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Great to see the elaborate hand crafted gates. This is truly amazing and best to see first thing in the morning - not too crowded.

Thank Azurewaters14
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It is easy to find and a short walk from the synagogue. Get there early so you can get shots of the wonderful gates before you are inundated with gawkers from the tour buses.

Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I don't think tourists are permitted inside, all the groups we saw were milling about in front of the main gate. The whole plaza is quite large with palm trees and gardens about. The gate, Bab L'Makhzen, is intricately designed and stunning.

Thank canuckshutterbug
Reviewed 10 February 2014

the palace is a exemple of typical morrocan architeture, decoration and life style.it does not requires too long time to cover it, dough.

Thank angela w
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Not sure what qualifies this as an attraction? Is it because it is a vacant palace that you are not allowed to enter? There is nothing unique about the art work of the tiles, metal doors, and other carved features that designate this as the...More

Thank 7469moog
Reviewed 1 February 2014

You can't enter but may view from the open space outside the ornate and beautiful wall/gates. We were fortunate to visit when a wedding party arrived to continue their celebrations. Our guide said they were very progressive as they allowed us to take photos. The...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 9 January 2014

i dont know why this place is an attraction on the tripadvisor list really,because you cant even enter in this place,not even to see just the gates.Guards meet you 100yds away to turn you the other way.

1  Thank alamUk