005 01-بيت السبيعي في شقراء Subayee House
Saudi Arabia

ينسب هذا البيت إلى الشيخ / عبدالرحمن بن عبدالله السبيعي وكيل بيت المال في شقراء والمناطق المجاورة لها في عهد الملك عبد العزيز رحمه الله، بدئ في إنشاء هذا البيت عام 1327 هـ ، يعد القصر مقراً لبيت المال ومكانا لاستقبال الوفود الرسمية وتجهيز الجيوش التي مرت بشقراء أثناء توحيد البلاد علي يد المغفور له إن شاء الله الملك عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن آل سعود والذي أقام بالقصر مرات عديدة سواء عند توجهه إلى مكه المكرمه لأداء فريضة الحج أو عند زيارته لأي من المناطق المجاورة . القصر اليوم يتبع للهيئة العامة للسياحة والآثار وبه مقر مكتب الآثار ومتحف المحافظة. For more information: http://www.scta.gov.sa

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