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Erected in the 16th century, El Badi Palace was crafted from some of the most expensive materials of the period. The sultan Ahmad al-Mansur ordered the palace's construction in gold and onyx, with marble colonnades and crystal embellishments. Sadly, one of the sultan's successors looted the palace, leaving behind a brick skeleton that today provides a home for a population of storks. The scale, the story, and the storks all make this an important and evocative monument to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Badi Palace by using our Marrakech trip site.
Tours to El Badi Palace
BOOK WITH VIATOR Marrakech City Tour with Private Business Car- Private Experience
Duration: 6h - 7h
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR The 10 Tastings of Marrakech With Locals: Private Food Tour
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Marrakech Souks & Monuments : Private guided tour
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El Badi Palace reviews
The palace is mostly ruins with glimpses of what it was like in the past, it was a very lavish palace. There is information both in French & English and a video showing how the palace would have...
The palace is mostly ruins with glimpses of what it was like in the past, it was a very lavish palace. There is information both in French & English and a video showing how the palace would have... more »
This is a massive complex with some excellent exhibits and an incredible rooftop view. It's also an easy walk from Bahia Palace (which is more crowded) and located right next to the spice market...
This is a massive complex with some excellent exhibits and an incredible rooftop view. It's also an easy walk from Bahia Palace (which is more crowded) and located right next to the spice market... more »
This was an exceptional experience to see the palace on the inside . It's beautiful with its a huge walls and ceilings all covered in the most exquisite Mosaics , the gardens are serene and...
This was an exceptional experience to see the palace on the inside . It's beautiful with its a huge walls and ceilings all covered in the most exquisite Mosaics , the gardens are serene and... more »
Fascinating site 70 MAD entrance fee. No queue Must have been hugely impressive when the Palace was in use Plenty of things to watch and see in rooms And stairs up to a platform with views over the old town Highly recommended
Great place to spend a few hours exploring. Admission is 70 MAD and you can do a self guided tour. Many descriptions unfortunately lack an English translation. There are also various pieces of French artwork scattered throughout.
Beautiful old place where the sultan received his guests. The price of admission was 70Dhs, and totally worth it. It has 4 beautiful garden patches below the ground level so they don't obstruct your view and some water.
A very nice big palace to explore. They're mostly ruins but well maintained and you really get a feel for what the palace must have been like when people (the sultan) lived there. Entrance is only 70MAD and you can easily spend an hour or two. I loved the big courtyard and the pool in it. There's also a bit of a labyrinth below ground and a tower you can climb for a view over the grounds and the city. We went in winter and there were a lot of storks who had their nests there which made it extra fun. Definitely recommend going there when in Marrakech.
Only one particular place is amazing here ( video added). And there is one unique wooden craving of the throne which is beautiful. Clean and neatly maintained. It's a huge palace built in the 16th century. If you are interested in history and archeology it's worth a visit. Lots to explore here. Just a note , need to buy a ticket to enter the palace.
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