Bahia Palace
Bahia Palace
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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After your hammam at Mythic Oriental, come for a stroll in this extravagant 19th century palace. You’ll be able to prolong your relaxation with the beauty and quiet offered here.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • karoleigh
    North Carolina3,317 contributions
    Crowded
    I could have given it a 5 had it not been so crowded. There were many people there, including groups. Still, I appreciated the beauty and history of the palace. The intricate designs on the ceiling were quite spectacular. The ceilings were quite high to help minimize summer heat. It was enjoyable being a part of history.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2023
  • RLynn
    4 contributions
    Worth the time and the entry fee
    I went twice and found that if you go later in the evening (just before closing) you'll have less people. Also you can get a guide or not. The guide definitely helps add a little context to the visit - but there are informational signs throughout the palace!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Mike S
    9 contributions
    Bahia Palace - Stunning
    Wow, this is an exceptional place to visit. Lots of interesting rooms and features. The main courtyard was closed due to preparations for a private event. However this did not detract from the visit. Well worth the 70 Mdh entry.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • portlandtripper
    Portland, Oregon49 contributions
    Beautiful architecture and stunning tile work.
    We did a self guided tour (only 70 DH per person for the entrance fee). Spectacular architectural and tile work make it clear why this is such a popular attraction. Well worth your time.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Anthony D
    800 contributions
    An Interesting Place to Visit
    We visited the Palace as part of a city centre walking tour. You can pay for entry on the day when you visit. The Palace and the history is fascinating, although this is probably only as good as the information that you receive from your guide, fortunately for us our guide was really passionate about the history of Marrakech and the Palace. All the rooms, courtyards and gardens are picturesque. Be prepared that it can be very busy and you may struggle to get your selfy picture without being photo bombed..lol. In summary a great place to visit, especially on a guided tour.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2023
  • zvsf
    St. Albans, United Kingdom92 contributions
    Go but try to avoid the crowds!!
    Worth a visit but when we went mid to late morning it was getting very crowded. Ben Youssef Medersa and Dar el Bacha also as lovely but less busy than Bahia. All have amazing architecture and excellent mosaics and offer brilliant photo taking opportunities.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Leanne H
    Bollington, United Kingdom176 contributions
    Beautiful detailing
    Definitely one to visit, a beautiful location to stroll around and admire the architecture and beautiful detailing. It costs 70d to enter and 1 - 1.5 hours is enough time to enjoy. It is relatively recent, compared to some other attractions but stunning and a favourite.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,380 contributions
    Fantastic architecture and gardens
    An absolute must visit place in Marrakech. While only dating back to the mid 1800’s, it is not that old but holds significant place in the recent history and is a stunning place to see. I would suggest going with a tour so that you can hear about the history of the place and learn about the grounds as you see it. Unfortunately, when we went, the grand courtyard was undergoing some work and was completely closed off so we could not see that. There is still more than enough to see and the style of the architecture here we have seen many places and is absolutely fantastic. The wood and paint work in the ceilings is especially wonderful.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Annie
    Tidworth, United Kingdom1,111 contributions
    Beautiful Palace
    We spent a really good morning here walking around. It costs 70 dirhams per person to get in. What a beautiful palace with gorgeous mosaics. We loved looking around here. Highly recommend visiting here.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2023
  • ElenaK0403
    London, United Kingdom153 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Definitely worth a visit. The architecture the garden are absolutely stunning. Well kept and gorgeous. It was really really busy the time we went, I recommend doing a bit of homework and finding out what time it isn’t very busy so you can enjoy the experience and take in all its beauty.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
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Ria
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Simply a must if you visit Marrakesh. gives verygood insight in the architecture and history of the city. We visited w/o guide.
Written 10 February 2024
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Karolina A
Prague, Czech Republic4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice place in Marrakech. Who comes to this city. Is place to good to see. Amazing place. Nice to see this culture. I like it.
Written 5 February 2024
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carlafaye
Huntsville, AL9 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
This was a wonderful tour and I learned so much. Everyone who goes to Barcelona MUST do this tour! I have forgotten our tour guide's name, I am sad to say but he was one of the best tour guides I have ever had--Thank you!!
Written 4 February 2024
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ashley
New York City, NY18 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We were glad to visit Bahia Palace as a part of our guided tour in Morocco. The Bahia palace represents Moroccan history, art and culture. The Palace was a 19th century building consisting of rooms decorated with stunning stuccos, paintings and mosaics. Moreover, the palace reflects the culture and traditions, and it is a popular tourist destination in Marrakech city. As well as, there was a nice ceiling at Bahia Palace. The Palace used to be owned and built by the Grand vizier of the Sultan (Bahmed). This is one of the best attractions to see in Marrakech and it is top visited by tourists inside Medina. Beautiful doors and gate at Bahia Palace. So, we were lucky to have a tour guide. He explained every detail inside the palace: Mosaic, plaster, Paintings, Ceramic, Wood engraving... and Riad constructions. Highly recommended guided tour!
Written 3 February 2024
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK670 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Apparently, when the French left Morocco in 1956, they stripped the place of carpets, furniture etc...which is a shame. You quickly get round it as there are only five rooms.The ceilings are nice, and the court yards.but apart from that, not much else to see. Probably not worth the 70 dirham entrance fee.
Written 1 February 2024
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Maksim B
Antwerp, Belgium3,205 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Bahia Palace feels big with probably the biggest internal square, however if you have been to other riads already, this will feel slightly more underwhelming, worn-out, less personal and generally in worse condition than other palaces/riads/museums such as Dar El Bacha or Ben Yousef Madrasa
Written 31 January 2024
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Danny S
Sugar City, ID15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Wonderful palace, but far too crowded and as a lover of history, it lacked the historical significance of other places I visited.
Written 30 January 2024
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Gamine1949
Gujan-Mestras, France918 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Too many tourists even in January whoo show little respect for the quiet signs in the basilica. The audio guide on the phone is unwieldy if you do not have blue tooth ear plugs.
Written 30 January 2024
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Jaqueline P
Bournemouth, UK212 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a very beautiful place with many rooms and courtyards, all different. Each area has a small garden and water feature. There some old fruit trees. Lovely tiles, The whole building is in good condition. Good toilet facilities incorporated in the old style building.
Written 25 January 2024
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cazaresil
Moraga, CA82 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The Bahia Palace is, in my opinion, overrated. It's a nice immaculate place providing a good example of local architecture, including zellige (tile work), doors, and best of all, terrific ceilings. But it has a couple of downsides: in the first place, it's a relatively modern construction (2nd half of the 19th century) that lacks the enchantment of the Almoravid, Marinid, or Saadian architecture that can be found in any of the imperial cities and that dates back to the 12th to the 16th centuries. Secondly, it's very popular with tourists, more than it actually deserves. IMO, the absolutely "must" sights of Marrakesh are the Ben Youssef madrassa, the Saadian tombs, and the Majorelle gardens. Plus the medina markets, of course. Everything else is a nice add-on. Go see it since you are there, but make sure you give enough time to other nearby attractions.
Written 24 January 2024
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