Discover the historical Murabba Palace
Discover this nicely restored palace located in the same compound as the Abdul Aziz Historical Centre and the National Museum. Where you can enjoy a few interesting exhibits.
- History and museums
Al Murabba is a building complex that was built in 1939 AD (1357 AH). It has served as a royal residence and a Diwan (royal court) of king Abdulaziz and was considered to be the first official expansion of Riyadh out of the wall that surrounded the older part of the city, where Qasr Al Hokm is located.
After the battle of Riyadh at Al Masmak in 1902, king Abdulaziz and his army started the reunification of the different emirates and tribes of Arabia to become one nation and this lasted over 30 years. When the country became stable and was back to its unity, the king settled back in Riyadh and ordered to build Al Murabba Complex. Al Murabba, which literally means “the square” was named after its shape.