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Status: Curated

Keywords: palace, neo-Moorish, Andalusian, centunary, cupola, pavilion, persian, 1900s, riad, zellige, classic, rabat, morocco

Coordinates: 34.0163130328944, -6.83309646678818

Good for:Architecture

Best month(s) to visit: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

A stone's throw from Mohammed V Avenue, high blind walls conceal a wonderful palace in Rabat. Built at the beginning of the 20th century by Haj Omar Tazi, then Grand Vizier of the Kingdom, this uniquely luxurious residence spread over three hectares its six riads and more than a hundred of special rooms. In one of the gardens, an octagonal cupola, with luminous glazed facades, and an Andalusian pavilion face each other. In each riad, huge trees - some as high as thirty meters high - house basins and marble fountains. Carved cedar ceilings, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, rare furniture from Europe, Persian silk carpets, zelliges designed by the greatest "maalems" of the time. His salons have welcomed kings and personalities from all walks of life. A reference of luxury and a historical imprint of the refinement of the neo-Moorish art in its best day.

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