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“Nothing spectacular” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #24 of 80 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you're struggling for things to do, go have a look as it's only 10 dirhams to get in. It's pretty cool to see the scale of the place but it's a ruin so there's really not much to see and no maps / signs to help explain it. The best bit is up the stairs as you get a good view of the city! Otherwise give it a miss.

Visited August 2014
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“incredible palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

although this is now a ruin with just walls and pools and the summer residence with its sunken gardens being the best preserved, it doesnt take away from the experience. the rooms are enormous the pools are huge and there are so many of them, the summer residence is one of the biggest palaces ive ever visited and only makes up a small portion of the whole palace. the viewing platform is an amazing vantage point for viewing and photographing this great palace

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent with a little imagination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place. Sure what is left is mainly the original walls, one tower and the sunken gardens, though it is truly impressive. With a little creative thought it's not hard to imagine how splendid this place would have been at its height. The storks living on the walls are a bonus. Well worth a 10d entrance fee.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Hot but inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The palace is a cool slice of history - the crumbling ruins are superficially a bit dull but actually once you get inside and get a sense of the size and lost splendour of the place it's quite inspiring. The storks are pretty cool to see as well, and at 10 dirhams entry there's no reason not to visit. We also caught a magnificent photography exhibition of Don McCullin shots - a true highlight (but I think that's temporary...). Really worth it.

Visited August 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Ruins full of life and traces of great civilizations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

At El Badi Palace , all what you see is ruins , and old empty lakes and bathes , the palace is closed

Howvever , this place has a strange thing that attract you and make you feel the greatness of its founders , you can feel the aroma of the old civilisation and imagine how it was in the past

There is a kind of white big birds nesting in the ruins wholes , who made a special sound like the drums , which is a landmark of the place

a lot of music festival are held in that palace

I recommend you to have a look , but not to expect much exept ruins ..

Visited March 2014
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