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“The best attraction in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dar Si Said Museum

Dar Si Said Museum
Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #37 of 99 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.
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“The best attraction in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After visiting the two large palaces and being slightly disappointed, we stumbled on the Dar Si Said by accident as we were heading up to the main square. It has a small entrance but opens up into a beautiful house, packed with interesting exhibits that carry explanations in Arabic, French and English.
It seems this place isn't on the main tours as we almost had the place to ourselves.
Well worth the Dir10 admission fee.

Visited May 2014
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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“small museum worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fairly easy to find if you watch out for the signs off the Riad Zitoun el Jedid. The ground floor exhibits were not particularly exciting; the courtyard is pleasant, with lovely scent from the jasmine.
There is nothing particularly encouraging about climbing the stairs to the first floor, but this is well worthwhile as the tiling is superb, and the ceilings of the 3 main rooms are spectacular.

Visited March 2014
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Pombal, Portugal
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This museum mixes traditional artefacts and contemporain art, that combines perfectly... The garden is nice.The entrance Is very cheap.

Visited March 2014
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“Best we saw in Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Much better than the Bahia Palace just down the road. There did not appear to be the tourist groups going around this one however so it was much quiter, I guess the coaches can't get close enough! Good collection of wood/paint/mosaic work along with a reasonable selection of artefacts. A small pair of binoculars would help you to see the ceiling work. Well worth the 80p entrance fee.

Visited March 2014
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Manhattan
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Not a lot of exhibits considering it calls itself "museum of Moroccan art" but the building was lovely, especially the 2nd floor where the tileworks were amazing throughout. Toilet lady roams the courtyard, so if you need to go, make sure you have small change to give her.

Visited December 2013
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