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Royal Palace of Marrakech

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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Although you are not allowed to go inside the palace, it is still...
Although you are not allowed to go inside the palace, it is still interesting to see from the outside from an architectural and historical standpoint. Plus, you’ll get a breather from the hustle and bustle of the center of town.
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Only from the outside

We did not enter the palace, only walked the perimeter. We were taking pictures of the main entrance when we were approached by the guard demanding to see and then delete ever... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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383 reviews 383 reviews
243 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We did not enter the palace, only walked the perimeter. We were taking pictures of the main entrance when we were approached by the guard demanding to see and then delete ever picture we took. Very strange. It is a nice walk though

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Stockholm, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

According to my mobile City walk guide "a must see". According to me "nothing to see". Policemen demanding you delete your picture of a wooden door doesn't improve things. Stay away!

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United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Royal Palace of Marrakech is situated in the Southern Medina and offers a tranquil oasis of calm compared to the bustle elsewhere within the city ramparts. The palace itself is worth a passing visit, but no need to spend more than a few minutes here as you aren't allowed to take photographs outside and can't go inside so not... More 

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The guards love it when you run up to them and snap a quick photo. It enhances the guards' pleasure if, when you run towards them, you loudly shout a phrase or two in another language.

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Odense, Danmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You can not get in side. You are not allowed to take fotos etc. You might pass it anyway going to the tombs or The Clock Cafe.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Totally pointless. You can not go in. You stare at a bunch of walls, and wide open space / car park. Then you realise there is nothing more, and a slow walk back to main square. Why do they even list such a place as an 'attraction'?!

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Cairo, Egypt
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is not a tourist attraction. We walked from the square to see it and were disappointed that we were not even able to take a photo of the main gate. The guards were pretty quick with the shake of the head and waggling finger. The gardens were well cared for though.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we saw it when we were on the horse cart..No pics allowed outside the palace gates etc, due to security reasons (just like all Arabic countries). Not a tourist attraction by any means - don't bother, you won't miss out on much The palace itself is not very grand either so its a worthless visit

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Cumbria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You cannot go into the Royal Palace nor can you take any photographs which is due to security reasons so understandable You can see a little more if you take one of the city bus tours and the commentary will give you more info about it The guards outside the palace are wonderful to see in all their various uniforms

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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178 reviews 178 reviews
101 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Unfortunately the royal palace is an attraction that visitors cannot visit. Therefore when attempting to visit this place you will end up walking a long distance to see walls and guards. You also see the tops of large garden that is huge in size but is also unavailable to visit (or apparently it is open to the public only one... More 

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