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  • Address: Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech, Morocco

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El Badi Palace (Palais El Badi)

The El Badi Palace is an open-air account of the successive dynasties which have held sway in Marrakech. It was built in the late 16th century by King Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadi dynasty, who spared no expense, filling his home with the best materials and craftsmanship of the age: Italian marble, Sudanese gold and intricately carved Indian woodwork.

But the glories of El Badi (“the incomparable”) were fleeting, and Sultan Mawlay Ismail of the succeeding Alaouite dynasty ransacked the building for his own palace. Even in its ruined state you get a clear idea of the scale of the palace, with high, stark walls enclosing the traces of stately reception halls and other official chambers. The intricate Koutobia minbar (the pulpit-like stairway from which the imam preaches in the mosque) is also on display.

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Full-Day Small-Group Marrakech Bike Tour with Lunch, Marrakech, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Small-Group Marrakech Bike Tour with Lunch

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 16 Reviews

Discover Marrakech by bike: a quicker, funnier and more efficient way of discovering the hideouts of the Red City. You will see all relevant places with a ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $80.09
Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech, Marrakech, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech

Discover the medina on a guided city walk, learning about the Moroccan culture and historical sites of interest from a knowledgeable local guide.

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

From USD $90.00

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