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“Photographers heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #20 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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London
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“Photographers heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

As this place is quite large... it doesnt feel crowded. .even on a busy day. There are some additional galleries around the outside of the open palace but the best thing about this location is the terrace where you can get some great views of the city skyline. I only had my phone camera but I still got some great shots. Its only 10 dhm pp and additional 10 dhm pp to see the additional room containing the restored mosque minbar. Such a good value trip.

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“Ancient Palace gives you a glimpse of its past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you're looking for things to do, visit this ancient palace, as it is one of the better ones in Marrakech. An hour is probably all you need to go around the site.
Impressive views from the upper terrace area.

Visited August 2013
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“Pretty oasis in bustling Marrakesh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Actually an impressive ruined palace but difficult to visualise just how impressive it most have been 450 years ago. The palace was pretty substantial and there are a few areas off the main courtyard worth exploring. Probably an hour to give it a good look over.

Got some amazing photos of the Storks who have decided to build their nests on the main outer walls way up high.

Not expensive to visit and quite beautiful and serene once in the courtyard area. Very exposed to the sun so suggest an early morning visit to this one followed by lunch at the nearby Kosy Bar :)

Visited September 2013
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“Little to see- but has small glimpses at its past”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Go early morning or late afternoon as the sight Is naturally open to the moroccan heat. There's not really much left to see and you can go round the sight in about 20 minutes some information in English but mainly in French as that is the second language. The terrace offers a good view of the storkes but is basically a modern affair. The surrounding Jewish quarter offers more interest.

Visited August 2013
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“Pretty & relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This grand ruin is quite impressive & is worth a short walk away from the main square of Jemma el Fna. You can wonder around the outside, however it's only when you pay the 10dh to get inside that you can really take it all in.

Orange trees & small pools are inside together with some nice archways & doors. There's also quite a bit you can see downstairs too - perfect to escape the sun.

Make sure you spent time going upstairs & seeing those storks which nest on the battlements. We were lucky enough to see a few flying over the palace - makes a change from seeing them in a British zoo.

Visited August 2013
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