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El Badi Palace

Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #21 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

When the sultan of this palace turned to his fool, on its completion, he asked what the man thought. The fool, with an honesty and wit that surprisingly still allowed him to keep his head, replied "it will make a lovely ruin". The majestic emptiness of this vast open space makes the mind imagine how incredible it must have been.... More 

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KSA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It is the remains of an old palace with nothing to see except the underground prison cells. There are separate fees to see Koutobia manbar.

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit. Less than 1 euro for visit and extra 10 euro for visit the special main attration the Koutoubia minbar (prayer pulpit). The best way to visit it is with a personal guide in Marroco to explain you everything about the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Really liked this place, although there wasn't enough information around. The tiles of the floors were really nice and colourful, and the underground tunnels were breathtaking. The entrance fee was really cheap, only 10 dirham (about €1), but it was definitely good value for the price.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

its amazing to view the Area and go with flush back to 100 years to see how people was lived there and in the clean air also u can visit manebare yusuf ibn tachafine and lost between the garden and The corridors of the palace and imagine the life in that period

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Penzance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good to visit for the gardens and architecture. Nice tilework and plasterwork and internal courtyards

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I couldn't believe, considering the scale of the site and how impressive it all was that entrance was only 10 dirhams (about €1). I find the remains very interesting and there was certainly a lot to see. Being December, it wasn't crowded at all either. The view of the palace and of Marrakech from the terrace was pretty good too.... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The El Badi Palace is a large sprawling area which was once a palace. It is very easy to let ones mind wander and imagine how the place looked - large rectangular pools, massive walls and some subterranian passageways. Imagination however is the key - as impressive a set of old structures and open spaces the attraction is great however... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Only 10Dh (£1) to enter and it was huge, went on and on and on!! It is ruins but a bit like an English castle you can visualize what went where. Don't miss the underground passages as their entrance isn't very visible. Do take a look at the city from the ramparts and check out the nesting storks!

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the best attraction we visited after 7 days sightseeing. View from the roof top is a must and the free photographic museum is a big plus.

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