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“VERRY GOOD”
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
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Lindos, Greece
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“VERRY GOOD”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Lovely place for a wander. We had a guide with us and he gave us lots of helpful information as to how the palace was used. Very interesting.

Visited October 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The palace, located in the spice and ferblantier souk area is well worth a visit. The cost is only 10 Dirham a ticket and, while there are some interpretive panels dotted around, in hindsight I wish we had secured a guided tour - or at least researched the place a bit more before our visit. The palace is huge and requires at least an hour and a half to explore on your own. It's quite easy to imagine how splendid the palace would have been in its heyday, when the gardens, sunken orchards, pools and extensive tilework were all in their prime. A rooftop reception room affords rather nice views of the city - as well as opportunities to take photos of the population of storks residing on top on the palace wall remnants.
Not to be missed.

Visited October 2013
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The original building is thought to have consisted of 360 rooms, a courtyard of 135 m by 110 m and a pool of 90 m by 20 m, richly decorated with Italian marble and large amounts of gold imported from Sudan. It also has a small, underground, tunnel-like jail with about four cells where the king kept his prisoners.


Forecourt of El Badi Palace.
The palace, which took approximately 25 years to construct, was torn apart in the seventeenth century by the Alaouite Sultan Moulay Ismail, who used the material obtained from El Badi Palace to decorate his own palace in Meknes.
The design of the palace was influenced by the Alhambra in Granada.
In one of the refurbished pavilions, the Koutoubia minbar is now on exhibition. There is extensive restoration work ongoing at the palace including rebuilding the walls and restoring the pools.

Visited June 2013
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London
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“Photographers heaven”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

As this place is quite large... it doesnt feel crowded. .even on a busy day. There are some additional galleries around the outside of the open palace but the best thing about this location is the terrace where you can get some great views of the city skyline. I only had my phone camera but I still got some great shots. Its only 10 dhm pp and additional 10 dhm pp to see the additional room containing the restored mosque minbar. Such a good value trip.

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“Ancient Palace gives you a glimpse of its past”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

If you're looking for things to do, visit this ancient palace, as it is one of the better ones in Marrakech. An hour is probably all you need to go around the site.
Impressive views from the upper terrace area.

Visited August 2013
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