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Al-Azem Palace

Al-Qaymariya, Souq Al-Bzourieh, Damascus, Syria
Al-Azem Palace is an outstanding example of richly decorated Damascene houses.

It was built by the Ottoman governor of Damascus Asaad Pasha Al-Azem in the middle of the 18th century as his personal residence.

The palace remained inhabited by Al-Azem family until the 1920s when, under the French Mandate, it was turned into the Institute of Oriental Studies.

Today, Al-Azem Palace hosts the Museum for Local Folklore.
Historical Periods: French Mandate, Ottomans

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  • 20/June/2015 - رائع .....رائع أنا لما زرته تفاجئت برو عته