Stone Palace, "Dar al-Hajar"

Yemen News Agency SABA
Stone Palace,
[13/ December/2020]

SANA'A, Dec. 13 (Saba) -Built on top of a tall natural rock spire, the Dar al Hajar palace looks like a place straight out of fantasy land.

This former palace located about 15kms from Sana’a was built in the 1930s by Yahya Muhammad Hmid Adin over a previous structure that was built in 1786.

The impressive five-story palace with three stories above the rock and two built into the rock has now been transformed into a museum. Although the views from the inside are impressive, what really stands out is the architecture of the exterior.

The Imam Yahya was assassinated in 1948, but his iconic palace still stands and it has become a popular example of Yemeni architecture.