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Museum of Moroccan Arts (Dar Si Said)

Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid, Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech and 1 other guide
Ranked #24 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Here you’ll find a solid exhibition of historic and some contemporary Moroccan art. The building itself is full of intricate Byzantine designs and... more » Owner description: Here you’ll find a solid exhibition of historic and some contemporary Moroccan art. The building itself is full of intricate Byzantine designs and colors. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The drab and unimaginative layout of exhibits was disappointing. The garden would benefit from more variety of plants. As an alternative, the Jardin Majorelle is more than worth the additional cost.

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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was our Day 1 experience in Marrakech and we quickly came to realise that in North Africa in general their idea of a museum is quite different to the glossy, air conditioned, clean museums here in the UK - aren't we lucky. Having said that it was a very interesting place with some stunning architecture and history to it.... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After visiting the two large palaces and being slightly disappointed, we stumbled on the Dar Si Said by accident as we were heading up to the main square. It has a small entrance but opens up into a beautiful house, packed with interesting exhibits that carry explanations in Arabic, French and English. It seems this place isn't on the main... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fairly easy to find if you watch out for the signs off the Riad Zitoun el Jedid. The ground floor exhibits were not particularly exciting; the courtyard is pleasant, with lovely scent from the jasmine. There is nothing particularly encouraging about climbing the stairs to the first floor, but this is well worthwhile as the tiling is superb, and the... More

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Pombal, Portugal
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This museum mixes traditional artefacts and contemporain art, that combines perfectly... The garden is nice.The entrance Is very cheap.

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Much better than the Bahia Palace just down the road. There did not appear to be the tourist groups going around this one however so it was much quiter, I guess the coaches can't get close enough! Good collection of wood/paint/mosaic work along with a reasonable selection of artefacts. A small pair of binoculars would help you to see the... More

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Manhattan
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Not a lot of exhibits considering it calls itself "museum of Moroccan art" but the building was lovely, especially the 2nd floor where the tileworks were amazing throughout. Toilet lady roams the courtyard, so if you need to go, make sure you have small change to give her.

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Tumwater, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

same architecture as Bahia Palace but far fewer people. Good display of artifacts and crafts from across Morocco

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The museum was fascinating to say the least. We are avid art lovers and so, this was an opportunity we did not miss. The art inside was admirable. The museum itself was a treat for the eyes. The museum was a bit hard to find but the struggle was worth it. The architecture of the place reminded us why we... More

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Well worth searching this place out and spending an hour or so here. It is close to the Bahia Palace down some side streets/alleys - look out for the signs for "Musee Dar Si Said" on the walls. (Note - it is closed on Tuesdays). It only cost 10 dirhams each to enter and we found it to be much... More

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