Bahia Palace
Bahia Palace
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 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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  • Jam1er
    Great Witley, United Kingdom330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise on our doorstep!
    We visited by accident on our first day, out on our exploration of Marrakesh, we were not far from our Riad when we found this little piece of paradise! Absolutely stunning and at the time we went was not overcrowded, so we could take out time to take in our beautiful surroundings. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area, I would upload some pictures, but there are plenty already. Have fun in Marrakech!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Laurence P
    Newhaven, United Kingdom131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    Nice Palace to wander around for a hour or so. It is beatuiful inside and there is plenty to see. Cost around £6 to get in. No drinks or food inside, so make sure you take a water bottle, especially in the heat.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Rachel
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful experience so many gorgeous painted ceilings
    Loved Bahia Palace and concur with others that it is a must see in central Marrakech if you have time. I understand it’s open from 9am so if at all possible visit early. I arrived around 10.30 and the big tour groups really impact your experience. I didn’t do as didn’t have time but saw others access a private guide which I’m sure would’ve helped with a good experience. Loads of gorgeous photo opportunities so have your batteries charged!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Blondin-Webber
    Montreal, Canada138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arrive early, worth it
    The palace is absolutely stunning. It was very calm when we visited (at opening in low season…). Worth the entry fee. However, no panel or explanation really anywhere except general, so I would take a guide next time to understand the layout of the palace, hear about the life back then.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal3,757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit despite being overcrowded ...
    This Palace is astonishingly beautiful, but overcrowded when I visited it. It was difficult to hear the guide's explanations, as well as take proper photos of the decorative doors and artefacts, once there were many groups simultaneously. It was nevertheless worth the visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Emma C
    Godalming, United Kingdom2,933 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    This place is beautiful, and huge. It fully reflects Moroccan culture and the opulence of time gone by. It is full of vibrant tiles, beautiful wood work, gardens and colour. It's obviously really well looked after. The downside was that it was full of people, and there was a lack of info on what it all was. Take a guidebook with you and hang around until the tour groups have left!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Chris M
    Tetbury, United Kingdom105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive (but a bit empty)
    We very much enjoyed our visit and definitely recommend it as an example of beautiful design. The details, tiles, carvings and courtyard garden are all gorgeous, as are the stained glass doors. It's a shame that every single room is empty, with no hint at how it might have looked in use, no furniture or even drawings. And the information boards in many of the spaces are either very complex (the history of the family and their roles in Marrakesh Scoiety) or purely functional (describing the layout, which we can see with our own eyes!) But the spaces are exquisite, and we did see several groups with a private tour guide, so maybe that could improve the experience...
    Visited August 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Robert W
    Galway, Ireland25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit!
    Wonderful architecture - well worth a visit. No furniture in any of the rooms so difficult to get a sense of how the building was lived in. Would benefit from more information boards or a pamphlet explaining the history and lifestyle of the occupants etc. Costs 70 dirham for a foreigner to enter and you'll probably spend just over an hour touring it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • EmmaClare2
    Cuckfield, United Kingdom141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    We came here on a very hot day, 44⁰C and it was a lovely respite from the heat. The palace is beautiful and is a great place to take photos. It rained heavily the day we arrived and it was a cool place to sit and watch the rain.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Abby
    Saint Louis, Missouri48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but busy
    It was beautiful and interesting history but extremely busy. I knew it would be busy but I should’ve gone early in the morning or right before close so it wouldn’t be as busy. It was also really hard to get photos without people in the background but overall worth going to.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
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Sara E
Brussels, Belgium9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
One of the coolest spots I visited while in Marrakesh.

Not only is it beautiful, but full of history. I was very happy to visit it during my free walking tour - we paid 70 entrance fee (attention, they didn't accept card).

The only thing is that it was very crowded! Which was to be expected.
Written 19 June 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Sparkling luxurious palace with lots of colorful tiles, columns, woodwork and fountains. Large bright courtyards and sparkling colors. The palace is not old, however, having been built only in the mid-1800s.
Written 19 June 2024
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Hernando Garcia
31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The place is literally falling apart with vast areas closed off to the tourist. It is a pitty they just seem to be collecting money at the entrance's gate and not investing in keeping this marvellous palace radiant.
Written 13 June 2024
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Robynrad
Greater Sydney, Australia766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We waited in line for about 15 mins to buy tickets mid morning. Crowds were building as we left. Absolutely stunning architecture and decoration. We wandered from room to room and through courtyards enjoying it all. A few less people would have improved the experience so recommend you visit early.
Written 12 June 2024
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shingiv
Harare, Zimbabwe39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The palace holds a lot of history. Lots of signage and explanations. A little dispointing that there is no furniture throughout, but a few pictures of the furnishings that were there. Still a great space to see, with the intricate design and decorations. It can get cramped when there are lots of tourists at the same time.
Written 8 June 2024
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Farzana P
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Palace. Loved the historic deco. well worth the visit, Go early in the morning to avoid the mad rush later on. The entry fee was 70 Dirhams which you can buy at the entrance.
Written 7 June 2024
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Zach P
Houston, TX8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is an absolutely over-rated place. People are lured to this place by its beautiful pictures online, however, what you actually see is completely different (see photos below). It is horribly over crowded and poorly maintained. What matters for the place appears to sell as many tickets as possible for more revenue.
Written 23 May 2024
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tisard2016
England, UK78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We booked a Marrakech city tour with TUI which included visiting here. I’m so glad we did.

The architecture is absolutely beautiful. Was extremely busy and a very popular tourist site.

Our tour guide Mikie was amazing and very knowledgable. Giving us personal time also to explore.

I’ve never seen such intricate and beautiful details in a building. I’m so glad we got to experience this
Written 17 May 2024
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Rachel
El Altet, Spain18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The bahia palace was nice to visit a historical landmark of Marrakech, unfortunately there was a stage up blocking some of the views inside, my experience at the ticket entrance put me in a bad mood for the visit.
Be VERY CAREFUL of the ticket sellers at the entrance and make sure they give you your ticket once paying!!!!
My parents paid for their tickets in front of me and got their paper tickets back straight away but when me and my partner paid she was trying to not give us back our tickets that had been printed trying to hide them making out we hadn’t paid, we could clearly see the tickets print and then see them in her hand.
Written 14 May 2024
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ELLIE S
Yucatan, Mexico40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You can absolutely do this yourself! It's a beautiful space to just wander around. Read up on the history and it is even more interesting.
Written 13 May 2024
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