Bey's Palace

Coordinates: 35°42′20″N 0°38′56″W / 35.7054899°N 0.6489236°W / 35.7054899; -0.6489236
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Bey's Palace
General information
LocationOran, Algeria
Construction startedearly 18th century
OwnerAlgerian state
Bey's Palace

Bey's Palace (Arabic: قصر الباي) is a historic palace in Oran, Algeria dating back to the Ottoman era. It was a residence of the ruler who belonged to the Western Baylik [fr]. The palace is situated in Sidi al-Houari, near the mount Marjaju, and it is categorized as a national heritage. The palace was built in 18th century, commissioned by Muhammad Bey the Great.[1] The palace has an area size of around 5.6 hectare. It consists of diwan (public room), suite, harem, two guard towers which date back to 1345 during the Marinid era, barracks (which were used as a horse stable as well by both Ottomans and French), courtyard, and several other adjacent facilities. Today it is a favorite spot for tourists both domestic and foreign.[2]



  1. ^ Bey's Palace. Lonely Planet. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  2. ^ قصر الباي بوهران ..عانق تاريخ العثمانيين ليبكي على الأطلال اليوم. Djazairess. Retrieved January 10, 2018.

35°42′20″N 0°38′56″W / 35.7054899°N 0.6489236°W / 35.7054899; -0.6489236