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“Nice” 5 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 #26 of 90 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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“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is not a big museum and some rooms are very shady and can be disappointing, but there are some rooms which are beautifully decorated! And just because of that, worth going! Price is one euro. Maybe it is a bit hard to find, but ask someone.

Visited January 2014
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The drab and unimaginative layout of exhibits was disappointing. The garden would benefit from more variety of plants.
As an alternative, the Jardin Majorelle is more than worth the additional cost.

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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was our Day 1 experience in Marrakech and we quickly came to realise that in North Africa in general their idea of a museum is quite different to the glossy, air conditioned, clean museums here in the UK - aren't we lucky.

Having said that it was a very interesting place with some stunning architecture and history to it.

We were latched onto by a "guide" in here who persisted in trailing round after us - on the plus side he did tell us about the place things we would never have known otherwise due to the lack of signage (ironic in Marrakech to have a LACK of signage!) - of course at the end of our visit he was expecting a tip - which is where my husband smiled at him and said, your tip has been eyeing my wife's chest (which was well covered!) for the last half hour. Which he had .... Don't suppose he'll learn, bless him.

Visited May 2014
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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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“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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