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Visit and be very vigilant.

This attraction is very good for visit during eid el fitr and eid el kabir celebrations. While... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Yau_Kantsi
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Kano, Nigeria
SEAT OF POWER IN KANO

The palace has is another important historical monument and a pride to all indigenes of Kano. It... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
drsk91
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Kano, Nigeria
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The most striking example of Kano's traditional Hausa architecture, the Emir's Palace is accessible only to those invited by the Emir, but its sheer majesty makes it worth a sightseeing visit.
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16 Jul 2017
“Visit and be very vigilant.”
26 Mar 2016
“SEAT OF POWER IN KANO”
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Kano, Nigeria
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This attraction is very good for visit during eid el fitr and eid el kabir celebrations. While visiting this place visitors have to be extra careful because most a times political violence occurs after the Dunbar mostly on your way back lot of hooligans fill...More

Thank Yau_Kantsi
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The palace has is another important historical monument and a pride to all indigenes of Kano. It reveals the interpolaton of both traditional architecture and modern architecture though in tune with culture of the kano people. It is almost opposite the Kano Museum and prides...More

1  Thank drsk91
Reviewed 6 August 2015

A modern palace which nevertheless maintains its historical and traditional heritage and texture. During the Sallah period visitors travel to Kano to witness the spectacular Hawan Daushe and others in which the Emir participates fully alongside key members of his Council. The shows continue for...More

1  Thank Dr Kabir A
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Luckily, as a volunteer with USAid I was able to have an audience with the Emir. No one speaks to the Emir directly and many of his sons were there as well. It was a luxurious event.

8  Thank A H
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