Dar al-Jam’iHegira 1298–1300 / AD 1880–2, AlawidMeknès, Morocco

Built in the late 19th century by a family of viziers close to Sultan Hasan I, Dar Jam’i covers a huge area and has sumptuously decorated rooms as well as  a number of outbuildings and annexes. The palace, big enough to receive  all of the town’s dignitaries, is noteworthy for the magnificence of  its interior gardens, its beautiful star-shaped pools and its zellij (small tile) channel. Handed over to the State at the beginning of the  20th century, it was used as a military hospital by the Protectorate  before being converted into the Meknès Museum of Traditional Arts and  Crafts in 1926.

Dar al-Jam’i
Hegira 1298–1300 / AD 1880–2, Alawid
Meknès, Morocco

Built in the late 19th century by a family of viziers close to Sultan Hasan I, Dar Jam’i covers a huge area and has sumptuously decorated rooms as well as a number of outbuildings and annexes. The palace, big enough to receive all of the town’s dignitaries, is noteworthy for the magnificence of its interior gardens, its beautiful star-shaped pools and its zellij (small tile) channel. Handed over to the State at the beginning of the 20th century, it was used as a military hospital by the Protectorate before being converted into the Meknès Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts in 1926.

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DATE: Oct 20 2011


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