Azem Palace of Hamah, Hamah

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The Azm Palace is an 18th-century Ottoman palace in Hama, Syria at the center of the city on the banks of the Orontes River, about 400m south of the Hama Citadel. Ross Burns, author of Monuments of Syria, reportedly considers the Azm Palace to be "one of the loveliest Ottoman residential buildings in Syria."HistoryThe Azm Palace at Hama was built in 1742 by the Ottoman governor, As'ad Pasha al-Azm, as his residence. It served the continuing line of Azm governors in Hama until the end of family rule in the 19th century.A larger palace with the same basic plan, also known as the Azm Palace, was built in Damascus by As'ad Pasha when he became governor of that city in 1743.The palace has been used as a museum since 1956, displaying archaeological finds from sites in and around Hama, including the citadel. A noteworthy exhibit is that of a Roman mosaic depicting a musician playing a lyre. Extensively damaged during the 1982 Hama uprising, the palace has since been largely restored.ArchitectureUnlike al-Azm's palace in Damascus, the Azm Palace in Hama has courtyards on each of its two floors. The courtyard on the ground floor has a fountain in the middle and is decorated with trees planted to provide shade. A liwan with three sides is located at one end, to provide seating for residents. The purpose of the courtyard on the second floor is to make use of breezes and the cool air. Stairs lead to the upper courtyard, where there is a grand reception room; protecting the facade is an arched portico, while every surface inside the building is decorated with painted woodwork, banded stonework, and patterned marble. A large dome is built above the central area.
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  • If you are in the area make sure to give this place a quick visit and explore because it has some interesting history attached to it.  more »
  • Definitely one of the most beautiful mansions in Syria. I enclose a photo with date of my last visit. It was open only in the morning from 9.30 to 14.30. A beautiful reminder of this very pleasant town. See you soon see you again Hama!
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  • Although the Palace has been restored, it has maintained the original structure and details have taken care to the maximum to respect the original structure. The staff is very attentive and is a pleasant journey.
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