Glaoui Palace, Fez, Fes

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Built by the final ruling family in Southern Morocco, Glaoui Palace, Fez 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, Fez 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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  • This is a old palace here.The palace has the similar architecture around here but not properly maintained. You have get the guide to help you to get in.  more »
  • Probably the most hidden treasure of Fez. The largest Palace that exist, but virtually in ruins... just you can visit 4 or 5 rooms of the hundreds that had epro... worth it! Also the family who try to restore only have the money entry (cheap) so that it
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  • Former Palace to discover despite the lack of interest of the guides. A guided visit helps to understand the history of this former Palace. Some pieces are still very beautiful. You can also see the damaged parties waiting for a restore. We can give what you want to output.
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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
  • 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.
  • The very essence of faded grandeur
  • He had to be splendid. Falls a bit in ruins now.
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Accommodations in Fes mostly concentrate in and around the old part of town, the city's tourism hotspot. Budget-friendly and mid-market choices abound, ranging from youth hostels and basic hotels, to restored traditional houses with quiet courtyards. Luxurious options include boutique hotels situated in renovated mansions.
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