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“The Beautiful Palace” 5 of 5 stars
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Bahia Palace
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #16 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: After your hammam at Mythic Oriental, come for a stroll in this extravagant 19th century palace. You’ll be able to prolong your relaxation with the beauty and quiet offered here.
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“The Beautiful Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This 19th-century palace, once home to a harem with 24 concubines, is a beautiful combination of painted and carved wood, ceramics, and symmetrical gardens. It was built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means "brilliance". The building is an excellent example of Eastern Architecture from the 19th century that shows how the wealthy lived at that time. The detail may not be as rich as that found in earlier palaces, but it is nevertheless still significant. Make sure you look up at the smooth arches, carved cedar and beautifully painted ceilings, shiny marble finishes, and stucco plasterwork. The rooms vary in size according to the importance of each wife or concubine, and there are 160 rooms sprawled out in an open, rambling fashion. The reception halls and private quarters are lavishly decorated and there are several tiled courts – often complete with water features – that serve as open air areas where the women could have washed and rested themselves. We were fortunate to have the services of an excellent guide for our tour of the palace, which was great because with so many rooms and passageways, etc, it’s probably very easy to get lost! So when you visit Marrakech, don’t miss the Bahia Palace.

Visited January 2013
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“The Beautiful Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Exquisite palace with exterior garden with kitties and banana trees.Only 10 dihrams to go in (about one Euro).
The most wonderful interior courtyard is currently being restored.
Next year inshallah!
Still worth visiting now.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful carvings and painted rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

A feast for the lens. You step back in time to a more opulent time. Even without a guide, you will love it. Pick one of the thousands of oranges growing, they don't mind.

Visited February 2013
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It's an interesting place but if you are well travelled, don't expect an amazing palace, it is quite small

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Beautiful example of Moroccan architecture and culture. Lots of great picture-taking opportunities. Don't miss this if you have the time.

Visited February 2013
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