Medhu Ziyaarath, Male

1.9
#8 of 8 in Historic Sites in Maldives
See the abode of the president at Medhu Ziyaarath. The historical importance of this residence is significant, so come with a guide if you want to make this experience more than just a good photo opportunity. Built for the sultan in the early 20th century, the palace was converted into the president's residence in 1953. The interior is not open for visitors, but you can admire the elaborate blue-and-white gatehouse, walls and roof from the outside. At the eastern end of the residential complex, you'll find the tomb of Abul Barakat Yoosuf Al Barbary, responsible for bringing Islam to the Maldives in the 12th century. Take a look at our Male vacation planner to schedule your visit to Medhu Ziyaarath and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Look through the gate at the president's residence. It's a small house but rather interesting. But it's what you might expect in a small capital in a small country.  more »
  • Can't go in, so just walk and look from outside. Not grand for government official. But around the area, there are many important building.  more »
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