Mawlay Hafid's Palace
Tangier, Morocco
This opulent building in the northern part of the the San Francisco District on rue Benchimol was vonstructed in 1912 by Moulay Hafid after he abdicated power and took up residence in Tangier. Though still referred to by many as Moulay Hafid's Palace, he was unable to take up residence there before being forced into exile altogether.  In 1922 it was acquired by the Italian government to establish the Palazzo dell Instituzzioni Italiane. 

It was part of a large complex that included a hospital, restaurant, library, and other activities, located between Rue Ibn Hazm and Rue de Bourrakla the the north and south, and Rue Moulay Idriss and Rue Benchimol to the west and east. 

SOURCES:

Roca, Juan Ramón. Tangier and Its Surroundings, Assilah and Chefchaouen an Illustrated Guide. Alicante (C/ San Carlos, 93, 03013 Alicante): J.R. Roca, 2011.
"Ver Edificio. Mohammed Ben Abdelwahab, Palacio De Moulay Hafid (Palacio De Las Instituciones Italianas)." Tanger. El Mundo En Una Ciudad. Accessed May 03, 2015. http://tingisaecid.com/v2/view_ent/view_building.php?id=28.



Location
Tangier, Morocco
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Associated Names
Events
1912-1914/1330-1332 AH
1922/1340 AH purchased by Italian government
Style Periods
Variant Names
Palazzo delle Instituzioni Italiene
Palace of Italian Institutes
Translated
Palais de Moulay Hafid
Alternate
Casa d'Italia
Alternate
Mawlay Hafid's Palace
Formerly known as
Building Usages
restaurant
commercial
palace
palatial
community social club
public/cultural
school
educational
Materials/Techniques
zelij
whitewash
stucco
stained glass
Keywords
horseshoe arches
adaptive reuse