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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 #30 of 90 attractions in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The collection itself and the museum are just okay. Nothing special. But the building itself, especially the second floor, is grand. The plaster work is superb.

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Usually excellent art exhibitions etc. cafe, and lots close by to see. Architecture, ambience, tiles etc treat.

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Meifod, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

inexpensive to visit but well worth it to see some of the embroidery, ceramics etc. The architecture and decoration is beautiful too

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were given a booklet full of information about this delightful museum but be aware that the pages don't always correspond to the room

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Kent, England
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Excellent value for money. The exhibits may be less interesting than the building they are housed in but the tile work is amazing and the courtyard garden a joy. The staff were up a ladder getting kumquats and gave us some to try - lovely

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

There is lots to enjoy here. Having wandered through downstairs and been delighted with everything and ready to leave you still have the best to come. My wife was quite taken with the court yard and Gazebo. My best bit was the ministers' room which I thought was dazzling nothing else we saw on this holiday matched it's splendour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very inexpensive museum showing what a prosperous house were like. The public rooms (upper floor) are stunning and we took lots of photos there. Quiet interior garden was a respite from the busy Medina. The displays of clothing and jewelry were interesting, if a bit terrifying, given the size of some of the items that were worn. A great look... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is the place to go to view high-quality, historical Moroccan crafts, such as rugs, intricately carved wooden doors, painted leather, jewelry and pottery. The building itself is beautiful, hidden in the southern medina, less than 5 minutes from the Bahia Palace. In fact, the building was the residence of the brother of the Bahia Palace's owner, a 19th-century vizier.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Close to Baha'i palace (3 mins walk), we thought it was the nicest interior architecture of the sights that we saw in Marrakech. It was quieter too which meant better photo opportunities. Only 10Dh each entry fee.

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Naples, Italy
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Collection was underwhelming, but the architecture was amazing in the interior. Some of the mosaics are truly spectacular! Overall, should only be a quick stop in a day of sightseeing.

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