A few words about the palace
Have you ever dreamed of a new life and run your own business under the sun?
You can make your dreams come true with this 1000 square meters Palace at the heart of the Fez Medina, a unique UNESCO world heritage site and one of the largest pedestrian networks in the world. Fez old town is a unique medieval walled city with annual events like the Fez music festival and the famous Chouara Tannerys to experience where you can see leather goods being dyed and produced, it is a beautiful city full of culture and history.
Once owned by Sultan Abd al-Hafid, this large Palace to sale surrounded by a spacious garden and two Masseria's could be the perfect place for a Luxury Guest House.
Historically documented, you can find all the complementary information about the site and the city in scrolling down.
History of Dar Sultan Abd al-Hafid
Built in the XVII century this Dar is of great historical importance. Once owned by Abdelhafid of Morocco or Mulai Abdelhafid, the last Sultan of Morocco, the book "Palais des Fes" tells the contains information about the house and its previous ownership.
Abdelhafid of Morocco or Mulai Abdelhafid was the Sultan of Morocco from 1908 to 1912 and a member of the Alaouite Dynasty.
This house is a beautiful example of period techniques and styles of the turn of the century with many influences from Europe. There are many traditional features left that indicate how great this house once was, stunning well decorated wooden doors, large rooms, high ceilings; all gives the feeling of a majestic place where people from high society used to meet.
The house is located in Zqaq El Bgal, an area in the medina of Fez which use to house several dignitaries residences. For instance the governor of Fez used to have a residence nearby.
Dar Sultan Abd al-Hafid ranks among the most exceptional palatial riads in the medina of Fez because It belonged to a king who was attracted to the West and this imported several architectural components which he hybridized, creating a unique architectural masterpiece.
The Dar Sultan Abd al-Hafid Palace, which covers almost 1000 square meters of land, requires a complete renovation.
It is composed of a main house with a large Riad called Dar El Kbira, surrounded by two smaller houses, called Masserias.
Besides unusual architectural components and a famous history, the house has the following:
A large, regular courtyard
A separate guesthouse or Dwira which used to house special royal guests
An unusual aggregation of units around the regular central courtyard
Several terraces with interesting views
Unique craft detailing: woodwork, plaster work, wooden doors, Italian marble etc...
Besides unusual architectural components and a famous history, the house has unfortunately fallen into disrepair and needs to be repaired considerably in some areas.
Structural damage (mainly buckling of a few of the columns)
Roof damage and roof structure will need redoing
Woodwork damages by the elements and collapse
There is remnants of poor construction inside the house and vandal damage which caused a ceiling to collapse
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