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Ibrahim Palace

is a historical castle and fort located in Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Ibrahim palace is the main architectural heritage from the Ottoman period of Al-Hofuf that was a Turkish military barrack.

Ibrahim Palace was built in 1556 by Ali Ibn Ahmed Ibn Lawand Al-Burayki, the Ottoman governor of the time. The castle was renovated in 1801 by the Saudi governor Ibrahim Ibn ‘Ufaysan. Several historians believe that the castle was named after him.

It is considered as one of the major architectural masterpieces in Alhasa and it combines Islamic and military architecture . In 2018, Al-Ahsa oasis became the fifth Saudi site to be registered on the UNESCO world heritage . Ibrahim palace is one of 12 sites that were designated as world heritage site within Al-Ahsa.

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