ThePlace: Murabba Palace is one of Riyadh’s prominent historical landmarks

ThePlace: Murabba Palace is one of Riyadh’s prominent historical landmarks
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Updated 01 June 2019

ThePlace: Murabba Palace is one of Riyadh’s prominent historical landmarks

ThePlace: Murabba Palace is one of Riyadh’s prominent historical landmarks

Murabba Palace at King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in Riyadh is one of the city’s prominent historical landmarks.
The palace was built by the founder of the Kingdom King Abdul Aziz in 1937 outside the walls of the old city of Riyadh. The palace complex was built on a plot called “Murabba Al-Sufyan,” which was used for farming during the rainy season, according to the documents at the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah).
King Abdul Aziz used to receive kings and visiting heads of state and make historical agreements at Murabba Palace.
The palace was built in the traditional Najdian style, characterized by the highest levels of workmanship and design. The huge walls and internal and external ceilings are built with tamarisk and palm tree fronds. Stones were used in the foundations and columns, and wood was used for doors and windows.