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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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Marrakech Discovery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 Reviews

Discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks. Immerse yourself in ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.83

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Navigate Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina and visit other city highlights with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. Visit the grand Bahia Palace and ...  Read more

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

From USD $38.75

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 23 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.)

From USD $20.45

3-Night Marrakech City Break Including Old Town Guided Tour and Moroccan Cooking Class

Marrakech City Break: 3 nights in a 4* Hotel Explore Marrakech and get yourself lost in its maze of winding markets, take in the amazing smells, sights and ...  Read more

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

From USD $395.26

7-Night Private Caravan Trail Explorer Tour from Casablanca

Follow the old caravan routes that reached back to Marrakesh and Fez and out across the Sahara to Timbuktu (Mali), Niger and old Sudan, carrying salt, metals, ...  Read more

Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,050.64

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