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El Badi Palace

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Reviewed today

Was fairly quite when I went and nobody in the queue. Entry was 70MAD and was worth it for the photos there. Absolutely stunning surroundings for great photos.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2SR1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't too much to see here but the size is awesome. Time can be spent watching the storks on the ramparts and see the views of Marrakech from the terrace.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Madeleine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ruins, which are massive. Especially notable is the contrast between the pavilions and the basement cells. Also interesting are the sunken orchards. And the Minbar is a beautiful piece. However, my favorite part was climbing to the terrace and seeing the snow-capped...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CRPalma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the ruin of an old Palace. 70 Dirhams to enter about 7 dollars. The most interesting spot is the Terrace with views over the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Atlas mountains in the distance.sing on top of towers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arlene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Badi Palace was great , if you like looking at ruins and are interested in history, which we are. It was only 70 MAD per adult to enter, very reasonable price. It’s easy to walk to, we are staying close to the square. If...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sophmh93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is little remaining of the excellent craftsmanship that was in place here however it retains the essence of an important landmark. A grand place and later a prison. There are lots of nooks to wander through. Excellent views of the city can be had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had a random modern art exhibition inside 😉👌🏼 DescriptionEl Badi Palace is a ruined palace located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty sometime shortly after his accession in 1578. The palace's construction was funded by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just imagine yourself standing in a grand pavilions and rooms decorated with crystal, gold and silver. Now see what is left because a jealous sultan stripped the place for his own new palace. Being in such a historical place, still showing off its grandeur is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BarAmsterdam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very impressive and a little spooky as it is mostly empty now. We were there at the end of the day and it was fairly quiet so maybe that added to the sense of desolation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mynamesalreadytaken
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A full afternoon walking round the ruins. Lots of information boards about the history of the palace and the uses of the ruined rooms. There is also a museum that houses a minbar that was once used in the Koutouba mosque. This exhibition shows the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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17 October 2018|
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Response from LeeP33 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes walk (max) from the Koutoubia and Jamaa el Fna. Easy enough to navigate - just follow the main Avenue Hommani Al Fatouaki down from the Koutoubia tower. Not worth the hassle of a taxi...
21 June 2017|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
The fee is 20 Dirham, approx. 2 euro. Ask for the ticket. or else you will be supporting the guy's family. ;-)
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19 November 2015|
Response from saj p | Reviewed this property |
if you go by taxy , do bargain i hired a privet taxi for all day. and it was quit cheap and easy for me.