A notable part of the city, Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) remains an ideal attraction for visitors interested in learning about Syrian history. Built during the 1750s, the palace provided a home for the Ottoman governor of Damascus, As'ad Pasha al-Azm. The palace represents a typical example of Damascene traditional architecture--explore the grounds to learn about the building's history, see artifacts housed there, and discover the secrets of the restoration project that took place after the Syrian revolution. Notice how the masons choose to use limestone, basalt, and marble to provide the building with a natural look. To visit Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) and get the most from your holiday in Damascus, create itinerary details personal to you using our Damascus trip planner .
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The Azm Palace is fast becoming a major Damascus venue for concerts and performances. In July they had a great and unbelievable Concert performance staring the: “Mari Orchestra” playing a new suite fo... more »
A great and mighty palace of the Ottoman Turks. Very very impressive. All the rooms are very well labelled in English. Good for at least a few hours. You will learn a lot of history after visiting this palace.
The Al-Azem Palace is an outstanding example of rich Damascene mansions. It was built by the Ottoman Governor for Damascus Asaad Pasha Al-Azem in the middle of the 18th century as his personal house. The palace remained occupied by Al-Azem family until the 1920s when the French authorities turned it into the Institute of Oriental Studies. Today, the palace serves as a museum for local folklore.
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