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“Well restored palace deserves more visitors.”

Azem Palace of Hamah
Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Hamah
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Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews
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“Well restored palace deserves more visitors.”
Reviewed 6 July 2012

This palace has been restored to its former glory as the Pashas palace and the parquetray floors and ceilings are brilliant. Unfortunately there are no photos allowed here. The mens section of the palace is still to be restored but the original splendour can still be seen through the locked glass doors. Once complete this will be a major attraction for Hama.

Visited January 2012
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful domestic architecture”
Reviewed 19 November 2010

In the small and lovely strip of old Hama unscathed by the military operations in the 1980s, this elegant house should not be missed.

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“Traditional Syrian palace”
Reviewed 22 October 2009

This palace was built by the same ruler (Azem) who built the other Azem palace in Damascus, hence the same name for 2 different palaces in different cities.
The palace is 10 years older than its Damascus palace brother (built 1740), by Hamah governor before he moved to Damascus to become its governor.

it is located in a wonderfull part of the old city of Hamah, and has a great view on the Orontes river, also close to the national meuseum so you can visit both in one day.

The palace has amazing syrian traditional architectural style and furniture, that was in its zenith in the Ottoman era.
it also contains rooms about the folk traditions of Hamah and its peasant environs, also dont forget to visit its traditional earie bath (hammam) (you might have to request they open it for you).

in conclusion it is worth couple of hours especially if you missed visiting Damascus Azem Palace which is more spacious and extravagant.

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