Saddam Hussein’s palace in Babylon
Saddam Hussein’s Palace is one of the most famous places to visit in Babylon.
The palace known as the “Babylon Palace” is located on an artificial hill, close to the ancient city of Babylon. The construction of the palace took about 4 years, during the second Gulf War with Kuwait.
The palace is a wonderful architectural masterpiece, consisting of four floors, and includes multiple rooms whose ceilings and walls are decorated with inscriptions embodying palm trees and drawings representing the Hanging Gardens, the Ziggurat of Ur, the Ishtar Gate, Hammurabi’s Obelisk, the Winged Bull , the Abbasid Palace and other symbols of Iraq’s civilization that were distorted by the hands of tampers.
You can wander inside and outside the palace to see the art of its construction and how to decorate its wonderful walls and ceilings. The palace also gives you a charming view of the historical city of Babylon,
The palace also includes artificial lakes and a vast garden extending on the banks of the Euphrates River, which has become today a tourist destination visited by locals and foreign tourists for hiking and horse riding.