Makkah Province
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Shubra Palace - Historic Taif

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Shubra Palace, Shubra Street, Shubra، Taif Saudi Arabia
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Description

Situated on one of the largest streets in the city, called Shubra Street, Shubra Palace is located in Taif, Saudi Arabia, and was used by royals as their summer residence. The palace was named after another palace that was built in Cairo, Egypt. 

The building was originally a two-story house that was built in 1858, but in 1905 it was renovated, and two more floors were added. In 1995, almost 150 years after its creation, the palace was transformed into a heritage museum. 

Architecture 

Today, the building has four floors that are supported by stone columns and is surrounded by gardens and fencing that features Roman engravings. The design of this white building with its wooden balconies and windows also resembles royal residences found in the Indian subcontinent in the early 20th century. 

There are more than a hundred rooms inside the building and several entrances that were built by using imported Italian marble. The windows and balconies are adorned with a carved and criss crossed pattern of wooden strips; the corridors and ceilings showcase Islamic architecture, whereas the palace roof bears characteristics of Roman architecture.

Attractions inside the Palace

From architectural masterpieces to historical landmarks, you will find it all in the Shubra Palace. It houses ancient relics from the early Islamic era, including gemstones, precious jewels, silver and gold coins, seals, iron locks, household utensils, and old weapons such as swords, spears, and shields.

 

Location

Shubra Palace, Shubra Street, Shubra، Taif Saudi Arabia

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Robina Ashraf

Robina Ashraf

07/14/2022 14:30

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We got to the palace in the evening. It wasn't open to the public. But there was a team shooting a video there who let us look around a bit. The place is beautiful. Coupled with the evening sky at the background, the effect was breathtaking. I request the government to look to the restoration of this cultural and historical gem.
ABDULAZIZ ALAHMARE

ABDULAZIZ ALAHMARE

06/24/2022 10:05

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قصر ومتحف إقليمي تاريخي عمره يتجاوز الــ ١٠٠ عام للمزيد البحث عنه في قوقل.
sd faisal

sd faisal

04/09/2022 08:34

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Very hauting place but interesting though. Would have been extremely beautiful in its prime.
ASHRAF ATTAR

ASHRAF ATTAR

02/18/2022 03:34

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Shubra Historical Palace | Taif Construction began in 1904 and ended two years later in 1906. It was established by Sharif Ali bin Aoun, Prince of Makkah and Hejaz at the time. After the unification of the Kingdom, King Abdulaziz took it, followed by King Faisal, as the seat of government during the summer period. Then, it turned into an office for the Ministry of Defense during Prince Sultan’s tenure of the ministry. Converted during the reign of King Fahd to the Taif Regional Museum. The palace was named after the Shubra area in Egypt, which was considered a high-end residential at the beginning of its construction, its architectural style is a mixture between Hejazi and Roman architecture, the palace consists of a basement topped by three floors with about one hundred and fifty rooms, marble was imported from Italy and wood from Turkey and Singapore and worked on it The most skilled craftsmen from the Hijaz and beyond, the palace had a lush garden, most of which was removed for the purpose of expansion. Currently, it is the Taif Regional Museum, which contains many Islamic and earlier antiquities

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This museum is one of the most important historical palaces located in Taif. It was built by Ali Abdullah bin Aoun Pasha in the year 1323 AH (1904 AD) and took its construction in his year. Its advantageous location watching the crops from the east. The palace was built by the Roman palace, and Shubra Palace is divided into a section, and the number of its rooms is more than 150 rooms, and it is surrounded on its sides by a garden that is considered one of the most beautiful gardens of the palace. .
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