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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Muhammed Shan Parokkot

Muhammed Shan Parokkot

10/27/2022 09:31

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The palace was like completely abandoned and not maintained for visiting tourists. It would be better that you're visiting other places and coming through. Many social media platforms are promoting as this one you shouldn't be missed. I cannot guaranteed you as much as sure it would be.
Sharl Liebergreen

Sharl Liebergreen

10/16/2022 12:40

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If you are interested in old architecture and glimpses of great design, go and have a look. It needs a lot of work and it’s a pity to let it crumble more than it already has. It could be a great attraction.
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.
Omar Alhindi

Omar Alhindi

06/22/2022 10:17

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The Iron Palace of the former Minister, Muhammad Sorour Al-Sabban, the reason why it was not opened to visitors or restored until now is still private property and also because of its presence in a rural neighborhood, in which the roads are now semi-random.
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