06 June 2021

Barzan Palace Towers – Hail

Barazan Palace Towers are part of the heritage of Hail and were built during the reign of Mohammed Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Ali about 1808 and are still in their original form. It was completed during the rule of Talal ibn Abdullah (1848–68) and consisted of three floors and covered an area of more than 300,000 square meters. The ground floor featured the reception halls, gardens, and kitchens. The first floor housed diplomatic guests, and the second floor was occupied by the royal family. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the founder of the third Saudi Kingdom ordered the Palace destroyed after he had ousted the last Al-Rashid emir from power in 1921. Today only one tower remains standing in the middle of the city giving an idea of the size of this building before its destruction.