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Address: Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech, Morocco
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Impressive Ruin

El Badi Palace was once an incredible spectacle, but now it is a ruin. It is very interesting, and the visual of the tile still being on the floors in certain areas is very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Although I am typically intrigued by ruins, I was disappointed by the "ruined" El Badi. The El Badi is more so horribly maintained rather than ruined. Sure the centrepiece in the fountain was removed by the king, but the palace itself could have been kept in a better condition. There were no rooms to visit, just a giant empty courtyard... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in seeing some old walls, then go; if not, I would not recommend it. Only would spend time here if need more things to do, as it is located near the other palaces and cheap to enter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Where do I start, firstly our taxi driver decided it be would appropriate to drop us off around the corner El Badi Palace apparently we were about 15 minutes away in walking distance oh yeah and our taxi had driven off at this point. After roaming the streets and mistakenly assuming a local mosque was the palace, we were rescued... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Although this former palace is a now in ruins, some aspects of its former grandeur remain, including old patches of zellige tile and graceful arches. The large pools in the courtyard fire the imagination at what this grand place once was. Some of the pool areas now contain orange groves, and the fragrance of orange blossom wafts over the arid... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

El Badi Palace was once an incredible spectacle, but now it is a ruin. It is very interesting, and the visual of the tile still being on the floors in certain areas is very nice. At the same time, there is almost no information or guidance for tourists. We wandered around and got a lot less out of it than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Badi Palace is one of the three palaces that have to visit in Marrakesh. The entrance fee is the same as the other main attractions. Main attraction spots of the palace is a room with a well preserved mosaic floor and its terrace where you can view whole Marrakesh.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It cost 20 dirhams each to go in. After the hustle and bustle outside you'll appreciate the peace. The storks nest on the surrounding walls and make quite a spectacle. There are more gardens and courtyards towards the back. They also have visiting photographic exhibitions.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was quick difficult to find but when we did it was the atmosphere was a stark contrast to the noise and chaos outside. It was beautiful and calm inside with stalks nesting in the remainders of tall towers and the occasional cat slinking between the cool shadows. The ruins are really interesting and there are many informative boards with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's only 10 dirhams to get in, but i would only recommend if you are really struggling for things to do. The ruins are OK but not spectacular. No real signs to explain any history, nothing! Personally I would give it a miss and save the 10 dirhams!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here. Great to be able to wander through fairly freely. Wonderful space. As with everything in Marrakech don't expect much information about the history of the place, but probably saw more here than anywhere else!

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