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Nassif House Museum -Jeddah

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Nassif House Museum, Al Dhahab, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located in the Old Town of Jeddah, Al Balad, the historic Nassif House was constructed in the late 1800s for Omar Nasseef Efendi, who was the governor of Jeddah at that time and has served as a museum and cultural center since 2009.

The Nassif House is also called “The House with the Tree” because it opens onto a square, where there is a neem tree which used to be somewhat of a rarity and this was the only one in Jeddah up until the 1920s.

Architecture and Attractions

The museum owes its Ottoman-style architecture to the Turkish architect who came up with the initial design for Nassif House. Despite going through several renovations, the Nassif House museum still preserves its Ottoman architecture. 

The museum’s central hall leads to the rectangular rooms and stairs to the south. Many of its rooms consist of artwork that dates back to the 19th century. The doors and hallways boast Arabic calligraphy that was done originally by Ottoman Turks.

There are two large Bay windows at the front side of the house, spanning over two levels above the main door. These windows have now become a staple of traditional Jeddah architecture. The ground floor is raised because of cisterns underneath it that store rainwater and keep the lower floors of the house cool. The museum also houses a library that has around 16,000 books belonging to King Abdulaziz University’s central library.

Location

Nassif House Museum, Al Dhahab, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Ronald Anthony Canuza

Ronald Anthony Canuza

04/14/2022 22:48

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This is Old Balad. History is here. Beautiful place inside Al Balad.
Nelson Fellini

Nelson Fellini

03/29/2022 12:23

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Old histórico house building , tô bê honest not só interesting besides If you are an architect
Arpan Dutta

Arpan Dutta

01/24/2022 04:42

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The area is not only historic but I found it to be very peaceful as well.
Abdul Bari

Abdul Bari

01/10/2022 02:59

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Suwaiba faheem (umrah) daughter of Mohammed faheem Ahmed and maimuna faheem is fraud and a lier ,she betrayed many boys to get married
farrah nm

farrah nm

10/31/2021 17:06

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Its nice to see this part of Old Town al Balad in the center of Jeddah; we are there early morning , where you can explore the area exclusively😃 although some constructions going on preservation of the place.
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