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“Expect a stiff neck!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Moroccan Arts (Dar Si Said)

Museum of Moroccan Arts (Dar Si Said)
Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #24 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Art Museums
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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 colors.
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“Expect a stiff neck!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is a fascinating building. Architecturally you will spend most of your visit looking up (hence the title). The ceilings are the most amazingly crafted pieces of art showing Moroccan craftanship at it's best. Moulded, painted, carved, this place has it all. You alost feel you should be wheeled round lying on your back to take in all the splendour. The museum exhibits really are minor compared to the splendid building they are housed in.

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“Interesting but better if you speak French”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We visited this museum which was good, but all the information is in French, so without being able to read French fluently a lot was lost on us. Not the best attraction to visit, the Bahia and Badia palace were much more interesting, but nevertheless worth a stroll round. It's as cheap as chips!

Visited November 2011
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“Best museum in Museum in Marrakech”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

For what it's worth the Dar Si Said is the best palace museum in Marrakech with beautiful rooms and courtyards, but do not expect a "real" museum.

Visited March 2011
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

All of the exhibit information is in French/Arabic neither of which we read so we weren't able to get a lot out of the museum side of it. The building is pretty, but we visited after already having seen a number of examples of Moroccan architecture (Bahia palace, Badii palace, Saadian tombs, Ben Youssef Medersa) and so sped through pretty quickly.

For 10dh it was fine though, nice to get out of the heat/noise outside. There are toilets but you may have to tip a few dirhams to use them.

Visited March 2011
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“beautiful example of Islamic architecture and art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

The museum building itself is a very beautiful, as I entered it, first I saw an exhibition of modern Moroccan art which was surprising but very nice. Then I went to the main gallery with Berber art which is amazing. All these decorations over doors and windows are mind blowing. It's a 'must see' place in Marrakech.

Visited January 2011
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