Emir of Daura Palace, Katsina.

Close to The Central Square (The Kangiwa)

Emir of Daura Palace Description

History of Emir of Daura Palace

Emir of Daura Palace.

This is the palace of the head of the Daura Emirate, one of the seven true Hausa states.

Security/Safety of Emir of Daura Palace

This is a very safe location.

  • If you are a female, follow the local customs and cover your hair before heading out
  • What To Bring

    Before heading to Emir of Daura Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Sun shades and a hat
  • Best Features

    This colorfully decorated Palace which was constructed with traditional building materials depict Northern Nigeria's traditional architectural designs dating back to the early 19th century. Housing the traditional head of the Daura Emirate, the palace bears strong cultural significance as the Emirate is seen to be one of the true seven Hausa states. This title comes from legend which says that Bayajidda, a figure from Hausa mythology, killed a snake preventing locals from drawing from a well and the queen of the region married him and gave birth to seven children who became rulers of seven regions; the seven true Hausa States. As the birthplace of Nigerian President Buhari, the palace has received an increased traffic with tourists and political favor-seekers thronging its corridors.

    Writer's Review

    The ceremonial garb and decorations of the palace staff is a sight to behold. Here, the local culture is rich and displayed to maximum opulence. The imposing Emir’s Palace is not only a splendid piece of architecture which enthralls tourists, it is a symbol of Islamic authority, a legacy of traditional Hausa architecture and an enduring monument of an organised society.


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