Murabba Palace, Riyadh

Murabba Palace, Riyadh (must see)

The Murabba Palace was built in 1938 by order of King Abdul Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia. The purpose was to accommodate his growing family as well as to serve as a government facility where he would meet with world statesmen and host official functions. Many vital events in the history of Saudi Arabia happened here. Among them is signing of the agreement that opened the country for oil exploration. In 1953 the use of the palace discontinued, and later it was decided to renovate the old palace and its compound buildings and create a cultural and historic center. The Murabba Palace contains a vast collection of memorabilia, photos and historical recordings regarding the founding of the Kingdom, as well as personal belongings of King Abdul Aziz, including his car collection and the original Rolls Royce that the King received as a gift from Winston Churchill.

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Murabba Palace on Map

Sight Name: Murabba Palace
Sight Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (See walking tours in Riyadh)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Riyadh Introduction Walking Tour

Riyadh Introduction Walking Tour

Riyadh is the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once a small walled city, today it is a vibrant metropolis and one of the fastest developing cities in the world. In the last 100 years the city population has grown from 18,000 to over 5 million people. Riyadh has developed culturally, but especially economically beginning with the 1950s when the petroleum industry boomed. This...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles