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  • Address: 5 Derb el Arsa Riad Zitoun Jdid, 5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid
  • Hours: 9am - noon, 3pm - 6pm, Mon-Wed.
  • Admission: From 10Dh - 30Dh
The crowning glory of Marrakech’s numerous palaces, even the name of the exquisite Bahia Palace nods to its greatness – ‘Bahia’ translates as ‘Brilliance’. Located by the medina, on the northern edge of the Mellah, or Jewish quarter, the Bahia Palace was once the 19th-century residence of Si Ahmed ben Musa (or Bou-Ahmed), the Grand Vizier of Marrakech, who famously lived here with his four wives, 24 concubines and numerous children.

The Palace, a medley of Islamic and Moroccan architectural styles, is one of the city’s most visited attractions, a richly decorated masterwork that was intended to become the ‘greatest palace of all time’. Although ultimately falling a little short of its aspirations, elements of the elaborate design work are exquisite. The dazzling floor to ceiling embellishments took over 7 years to complete, and include intricate mosaics, inlaid wooden ceilings, molded stuccos and gilded finishes.

Highlights include the grand marble-paved courtyard with its beautiful zellij tile-work lining the walkways; the idyllic gardens dotted with orange, cypress, jasmine and banana trees; and the notorious harem, a series of rooms encircling a vast courtyard where the ladies of the house once congregated.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Marrakech Discovery Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 109 Reviews

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Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

See amazing Palaces and Monuments on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet smelling gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower with its 70 meter ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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7-Day Morocco Tour from Costa del Sol: Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Swap the beaches of Spain for the mystique of Morocco on a leisurely seven-day excursion from the Costa del Sol. With a week to explore Morocco, you’ll see the ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

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