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Address: Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech, Morocco
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The Storks are Amazing!

This is a ruined palace but it is interesting never-the-less. Part of the attraction is the multiple stork nests around the walls. You can see the storks flying over and feeding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Hull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Cool and calm, a treat for the senses. Beautiful painted panels and carvings on the ceilings and window edges. My favourite place in Marrakesh.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I thought there would be more to see. You can take a guided tour through the buildings, but if you dint you have no idea about anything. This was just empty rooms all on one level, detailing beautiful tiling, but all had fallen into disrepair. Gardens were ok, but go to Marjorelke if you reLly nice gardens to look at.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Palace Badi was built in the 1500s and the ruins that remain today offer some wonderful views of Marrakech. There were many elements to the Palace, including guest quarters, festival spaces, large water features and underground tunnels. Not to mention the fruit trees growing in centre. A popular feature now are the storks, which nest on the surrounding walls. I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a ruined palace but it is interesting never-the-less. Part of the attraction is the multiple stork nests around the walls. You can see the storks flying over and feeding their young. There is a famous old wooden minbar in a seperate building (from the Katoubia Mosque originally) and there is a separate admission charge for this but the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I found this "Palace" entirely disappointing. Having visited my fair share of European historical sights i had high hopes for my first visit to north africa. Unfortunately this site is poorly maintained (not helped by kids running amoc over the ruins) with virtually no information and building materials littered over the site. It's only about £1 to get in, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was by far the most spectacular ruin we have seen. It was so interesting and there was a computer generated picture to show us what it was like in it's hey day. The history behinds it was fascinating and we spent a couple of hours wondering around. If you like history then this is a must. The storks on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

it's one of the castles that are jaw dropping! it's huge, you can watch a virtual movie for free when you enter to see how it used to be in the past (heaven) they have an enclosed exhibition inside with a few artworks that are interesting. also visit the terrace, you can have a fair view of the city of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First, the site is much bigger than you first expect. Second, the storks on top of the walls are great fun. Third, make sure you go up to the terrace (close to the entrance). Most important, make sure you buy the right ticket so that you can see in Mihrab in its own museum at the far side of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only saving grace of these ruins is the nesting storks! I have visited ruins in many countries which have all been fascinating, these where more like a building site! Nothing of note to see, maybe a few signs would have helped. Difficult to find, as with most places in Marrakech.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you go to Bahia Palace first you'll see what this place would have looked like if the decorations were still in place. You may want to leave it there. If you do decide to go to El Badi then start by heading straight across the courtyard to the little room that's showing a short film. Think 'Time Team' type... More 

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