The Palace

The Museum of Islamic Ceramics occupies the palace's ground and first floor. The palace has several grand halls in the middle of which is the main one. There is also a fountain built of coloured marble. The principal hall is covered with a magnificent dome made of stuccoed glass windows. These windows were appealing to architects of buildings of Islamic architecture as they serve two basic purposes: On the one hand, they protect the inner building against winds and dust and deny insects access into the building, while on the other, they reduce the weight exerted on columns supporting the arches. Sun light passing through these stuccoed windows turns into several beautiful colours and creates a serene and relaxing atmosphere inside. The palace's inner design and walls are rich in arabesque, calligraphy and floral and geometric patterns that are in harmony with other ornaments. Its walls are partially ornamented with ceramic tiles made in Kutahia in Turkey.

The museum's light system is designed in such a way as to highlight the beauty and unique features of the works on display.