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Dar Batha Museum

Address: Place du Batha Fez, Fes, Morocco
Phone Number: 212 55 63 41 16
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Ranked #20 of 31 Attractions in Fes
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This Hispano-Moorish palace houses a fine collection of traditional Fez crafts, the most admirable...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This Hispano-Moorish palace houses a fine collection of traditional Fez crafts, the most admirable being the country’s famous cobalt blue pottery.
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed the museum very much, although admittedly for the setting as much as anything. The collection isn't extensive, and it's not whizzy or interactive so may not appeal to all. That said, it was easy to imagine the articles in use, and there was a lot to talk about.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Interesting to look at and discover, however not very helpful people about. You got to figure it out yourself. Lots of curios onlookers stand by the door, and wait for tourists to come out, to then try to convince to go with them here and there, you have to firmly but politely just say no.

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Hermanus
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Several large rooms have various historical items - tapestries, pots, etc to make it interesting but you don't get a historical overload. Lovely central garden to cool down in the heat of the day.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This palace offers a museum and a nice garden. For me, the main attraction was the palace building itself though. It's among the nicest I've seen during my journey through morocco and I would recommend visiting this one when you are in Fès. The exhibition is interesting but doesn't offer too much information. Surprisingly, the staff was rather unfriendly.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice quiet museum with a giant beautiful garden. Had interesting objects like wedding jewelry and gowns, very old coffee pots, astrolabes, and old keys. Worth the entry fee. Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer/soap.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was a bit apprehensive when I took a group of travelers here from my textile tour for noblejourneys.com . The last time I visited, it was rather dark and dank. But the museum is now one of the sites for the Fes Festival of Sacred Music, for which it was renovated, and looks much nicer both inside and in... More 

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Lyon, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The trees and flowers in the garden are beautiful and nice to have a stroll around. Place of tranquility outside the hectic medina. We loved the craft shop of 2 men making wood inlay arts and useful objects. We bought two wooden boxes of pure hand work and excellent quality.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The gardens inside were beautiful and peaceful. There was not a lot to the actual museum. The information by each artifact was in French and Arabic so we did not know what most things were or how old they were. The 10Dh cost was worth it to see the two men who worked in wood inlay which was beautiful. They... More 

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Sarasota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Berber and Fessi Crafts and costumes, food implements and ceramics are displayed in two wings of a large ex summer residence connected with a sumptuous garden of ancient trees and local flora.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A very beautiful building, with a fabulous patio. There is one of the hugest trees i have ever seen. I was there for a concert, as part of the Sufi music festival, and you could not possibly imagine a more spectacular setting.

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