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Murabba Historical Palace - Riyadh

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Murabba Historical Palace, الملك سعود، Riyadh Saudi Arabia
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Description

Location and History

The Murabba Historical Palace, also known as the Qasr al Murabba, which means 'the square' in Arabic, is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. To be exact, it is located two kilometers to the north of the old city of Riyadh, about half a mile away from the Masmak fort.

History

The palace is known to be the first building to be built outside the old city's walls and was initially built by King Abdulaziz, who is known as the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. The construction began in 1936 and came to an end in 1945. At the time of construction, the palace was built as a residential place for the king's family and his court. As of now, it is one of the museums of the city.

Landscape and Architecture

The building is made up of several palaces used for different purposes. The cubic building had it all, ranging from residential buildings and service facilities to diwan of the king and a vast and breezy courtyard surrounding the building. Around the courtyard is a brick wall, having a total of nine gates. As of now, the main gate is the one on the southern side, as it allows a very short link to the nearby mosque.

There are many attractions in the museum that attract tourists, some of the most popular of which are the personal belongings of King Abdulaziz and photographs from meetings he conducted with prominent people from all over the world. 

Location

Murabba Historical Palace, الملك سعود، Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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Diogo Assunção

Diogo Assunção

08/27/2022 16:47

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The palace is a very nice place to visit. It is well organized. The gardens around are a good place to stay and enjoy.
April Mae Baldoza

April Mae Baldoza

07/08/2022 19:09

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Fresh air,peaceful,relaxing music of the water flowing😍, bring food no nearby shops when you want to stay at park😍
Abdullah Almadhi

Abdullah Almadhi

07/04/2022 20:50

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A beautifully restored Royal Palace with valuable historical photographs documenting the life of King Abdulaziz. Residents and visitors must make the effort and time to visit it.
Prabhakar Ghatage

Prabhakar Ghatage

05/15/2022 12:33

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Re-live the history. Very nice feeling of visiting the place where the King stayed. It's preserved very well. Some of the artefacts, one must go and see. It's an amalgamation of modern and the classic.
Ds Khan

Ds Khan

05/08/2022 17:43

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Very good place after finish my duty something I go to Walk there
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