The King Abdul Aziz Historical Center offers a unique journey through Saudi Arabia’s history. Although the center is built in a modern version of royal Saudi architecture, it surrounds the authentic former royal palace of Murabba – which is well worth a visit.

In it, you’ll find an abandoned courtyard house, a historical car collection, the old majlis, and an old water tower. You’ll also see a remodeled mosque, based on the original royal mosque that served the palace.

The center is now considered the cultural heart of modern Riyadh. In fact, the center is not just this Murabba Palace complex, it consists of several historic buildings across the city, including Al Masmak Fortress.