Abbasid Palace Facts
The Abbasid Palace was probably established by Caliph Al-Naser Ledinillah in
the 12thcentury, during the Abbasid period of history, making it one of the oldest palaces in
the world, and it is the oldest surviving building in Baghdad.
The State Establishment of Antiquities and Heritage renovated parts of the
palace, which now exhibits an array of historical items depicting the country’s Arab Islamic
It also features an architectonic façade, a central courtyard, arches,
muqarnas (three-dimensional decorative corbels or stalactite vaults), ceilings with brickwork,
and two storeys.
It is believed that the Abbasid Palace was originally built for the purpose
of hosting a madrasa, a place for Islamic theological studies.
Abbasid Palace Map&Location
The Abbasid Palace is situated in Baghdad overlooking the Tigris
River.(Address: Maidan Square, Baghdad, Iraq). See bellow the location on the map:
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Abbasid Palace Photos
Front facade and Muqarnas vaulted corridor
Abbasid Palace facade
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