Glaoui Palace, Fes

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Built by the final ruling family in Southern Morocco, Glaoui Palace represents an off-the-beaten-path attraction known for its tile work. The Ouarzazate palace has been renovated in recent years thanks to government aid, though some spots remain dilapidated. Walk through the visiting hall, view rooms covered in detailed tiles, and explore the garden. To fully understand the history of the palace, follow a tour guide. Do note that some parts of the site are off limits to the public. Make Glaoui Palace a centerpiece of your Fes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fes road trip planning tool .
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  • When I visited this Palace, little frequented by tourists, there was an exhibition of contemporary pictorial art and I loved it. Found me the entrance face compared to the of the Dar Batha Museum
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  • Magnificent Palace from the beginning of the nineteenth century carefully kept by Abdou, an artist whose grandfather was the representative of the Pasha in the city and led the Palace when it was absent. This place is extraordinary and extreme beauty. Very little mentioned in guidebooks, it deserves a visit. A true architectural gem.
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  • Large building where time has left his fingerprints on the splendors past patios and beautiful pieces that can be seen on the ground floor.
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  • A very interesting attraction. The man that lives there said his family has owned it for over 200 years and it's the most interesting and beautiful building we visited in Fes. It is a bit run down but that adds to the charm and we received a bit of a personal tour as we were the only ones there There was no-one at the door to take an entrance fee, but the owner/guide escorted us to the front and I asked him how much we owed. We didn't feel any pressure to pay, and it's not clear there was a fee so we weren't really sure what the story was until I asked. We paid 60 dirhams for two people
  • Up the hill and hard to find but worth it for 25 dirham each. Finally, an attraction in Fes non-Muslims can actually enter! Don’t miss any of the rooms and especially not the hidden courtyard behind the kitchen. And the room with the stained glass accessible from that courtyard. :)
  • One of the hidden gems of Fez. A beautiful old palace with an old Artist living there.
  • Beautiful place. You need a guide. The woman at the door told us the entrance plus guided tour was 25 DH each, but gave us no tickets. Make sure you pay the right price. She was very nice though as a guide. She walked us through the ground rooms which were impressive. The top floor rooms cannot be visited. An artist lives there apparently. The family who owns the palace restaurates one room per year with the raised funds.
  • The palace is very interesting. Artists live in the palace and try to maintain it. The price of admission is used for maintaining / restoring the palace. The entry price includes a guide. It makes sense to have a guide given most of the palace is not open to viewing.
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