Description - وصف
The Al Hammoud Palace, which was built in the eighteenth century by Ali Agha Al-Hamoud as the residence of the Hammoud family, or what is now known as the Ola Center, is located inside the Al-Bazkan market to the left of the Debbana Palace. . The beautiful thing that distinguishes the palace is that it contains treasures in the art of Arab and Islamic architecture. According to the Makassed Islamic Charitable Association in Sidon, the palace was converted at the beginning of the nineteenth century into a school named after Aisha, the mother of the believers, and it was the seat of all the students and students of ancient Sidon. During the war, the school was closed and its condition deteriorated, so the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development came and carried out the restoration work and transformed it into a training academy named “Academy of Leadership and External Communication - Ola” in partnership with the Lebanese American University. The center includes 14 rooms, a main administrative office and an outside courtyard within the house, with a water fountain in the middle, and many tourists and pioneers of science, knowledge and culture come to this center. In this academy, there are advanced classes through which it offers training, cultural and social programs for all segments of society.