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“Beautiful palace, should be renovated though” 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 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Art Museums, 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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“Beautiful palace, should be renovated though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Dar Si Said Palace is a great example of the interesting Moroccan art and architecture, but sadly also of the lack of renovation that is seen everywhere in Morocco. The palace and the museum were fantastic. The objects were cool, the garden was a great scene for photos and the mosaics were so special. Unfortunately, some rooms were not renovated and many rooms lacked furniture. When you are from Europe and therefore used to impressive palaces full of furniture that looks like it's brand new, it is such a pity when you see an empty palace like this one, that needs renovation. I still recommend going. And after visting this museum you should go to restaurant Pepe Nero, which is very close. That restaurant is truely the best of Marrakech!

Visited October 2012
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“Great handicraft!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Very nice handicraft, especially textiles, in the collection! Many nice details both in the collection of items but also in the buildings. But the presentation could be better.

Visited February 2012
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“why not improving the way the collection is presented to visitors?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

a great building but the collection is average and the information are poor. with an extra little efforts the dar si said could become a better attraction

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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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