The Mulee’aage Palace was constructed under the orders of Sultan Muhammad Shamsuddeen III as a gift for his son, Prince Hassan Izzuddin. Built over six years, the building was initially held as the residence of the prince, Ministry of Home Affairs, and even as the Supreme Court of the Maldives before becoming the official presidential residence that it is today.
Once upon a time, the Mulee’aage Palace flourished with various dance performances accompanied by melodious music. It seems that the young prince must have had an excellent taste for music, who was a student at the Royal College of Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the time of construction of this magnificent piece of architecture.
The Mulee’aage Palace was constructed in accordance with the ‘bungalow-style,’ which was a contemporary style in Sri Lanka. With tapered columns and a well-proportioned appearance, the construction has been decorated in simple accents that make its existence revel in true bungalow fashion.
Lying close to Medhu Ziyaarai, the Friday Mosque, it is situated in the ward of Henveiru in the captivating city of Malé. Although the Mulee’aage Palace was built more than a century ago, it still seems to emanate the glory of its earlier days.
While enjoying a fabulous holiday at a charming Maldives beach villa the likes of Saii Lagoon Maldives, have some time in your schedule to skip over to the other side of the Malé atoll to admire the views of this majestic looking building.