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.
Tours & Tickets
Navigate Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina and visit other city highlights with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. See pottery, sculptures and musical ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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
Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)