Gidan Rumfa
Gidan Rumfa
Gidan Rumfa


Things to do at Gidan Rumfa


Explore art, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

History of Gidan Rumfa

This was built in Late 15th century. It is notable as the home of the Emir.

  • This has been home to all the past traditonal rulers in Kano and houses the current Emir.

  • The private quarters houses two hundred people while the surrounding structure houses a thousand.

Built by Muhammed Rumfa in Late 15th century.

Gidan Rumfa also known as Emirs palace is an architectural masterpiece that has housed Emirs since as far back as the late fifteenth century.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Gidan Rumfa, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Light clothing as it can get very hot

  • Sandals

  • Face cap or hat

  • Good camera phone or camera

Best Features

It is an architectural masterpiece.

Writer's Review

To go and learn about the lives of past Emirs.

Most common visitors

Curators, Historians

  • Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido arrives at Kano Palace- Sahara Reporters news 2015.

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