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“Well worth a visit”
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
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Ranked #27 of 170 things to do in Marrakech
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

At 10 dirhams for entry this is a must place to visit while in Marrakech.Once inside you enter a peaceful retreat from the way of life outside.The only sound that we heard was the click click noise from the storks that live around the palace walls.It is worth going up to the terrace,from which you get good views of the city as well as getting an idea of the immense size of this complex.Going down the underground passageways was also interesting as this is where the stables and dungeons were.

Thank CDMWareham
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We loved our tour of the El Badi Palace. Once inside you start to imagine how magnificent it must have been when it was occupied and maintained. Echos of those days of splendor resound within these walls. In the first section (the outer grounds) the citrus groves and large pools are still present (restored). But the interior section is in ruins. We enjoyed exploring the ruins, especially the underground areas.

There is a tiny museum within the interior section which houses a minbar. Do NOT miss this: it is an absolutely spectacular work of craftsmanship.

Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

When you travel some attractions slowly grow on you and some you love the moment you arrive, well the El Badi Palace was certainly one of the latter. It's amazing how one wall can block out the noise of the City. One minute you're in the hustle and bustle and the next the silence is almost deafening.

Quite apart from the eerie and peaceful quality of the palace, the building and architecture is truly impressive. You can clearly see the ruins and where old rooms once were, where banquets were held, guests stayed, the gardens, the pools and of course, if nobody else has told you yet, the dozens and dozens of wild storks that live high up on the walls of the ruins.

This was one of my favourite places in Marrakech, for many different reasons. I'd thoroughly recommend it as a must see place to visit whilst in the City.

2  Thank Hoppy22
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Visited today after many years and was stunned by how magnificent the ruins are these days. The site is massive and well looked after. There are walkways and staicases to reach the fabulous tiled areas and catacombs you can wander through. They have an exhibition area with photographs and you can view the pulpit from the Koutoubia mosque in a seperate area if you pay an extra 10Dhs at the entrance. There is also a terrace with great views over the Palace and the medina. Storks everywhere around the walls and turrets clacking their beaks in greeting and some very contented looking cats. Large information boards are situated at key points explaining the history of the site and what spaces were used for.

Extremely good value and anyone with an interest in history will be enthralled. Absolutely beautiful and a must see in Marrakech these days.

Thank shimmin2robertson
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

After wandering down from the souks and the Jemaa El Fna, I came across the El Badi Palace. For only 10Dh I found this to be good value for money for tranquility and historical culture. From the terrace you have a great view of the surrounding city and the Atlas Mountains. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Bruegal
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