This was built in 1808.
TransportationBy car and motorbike
TagsCeremony, Explore art, Sightseeing,
History of Sultan of Sokoto Palace
Built by Sultan Bello in 1808.
The palace is home to the Sultan of Sokoto, the traditional and spiritual ruler of the Sokoto Caliphate who historically holds the most important Muslim position in Nigeria. An imposing and magnificent building, it has drawn muslim pilgrims and tourists alike to Sokoto
This is a very safe location.
Go with a tour guide or local to know your Do's and Don't's
What To Bring
Before heading to Sultan of Sokoto Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
A head shawl
Camera to capture your visit
Things to do while at Sultan of Sokoto Palace
These are the following things you can do while you're here:
Pay homage to the Sultan
As home to the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria, it is an accommodating attraction center. Everything in it displays grandeur, from the palace guards fitted in multi-colored regalia and robes to the Sultan's famous trumpeters who perform praises for the Sultan during special ceremonies.
Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Islam is the practiced religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds.
Most common visitors
Located opposite the city, the Palace is a cultural and traditional museum where relics from eras of former Sultans are displayed. The physical structures make one imagine the unique architectural prowess of the people during the time of the Caliphate overlordship.
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