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“Beautiful mosaics” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #16 of 61 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.
Ballarat, Australia
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“Beautiful mosaics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Beautiful place, beautiful mosaics but please have a guide to tell you more about the place and its history.

Visited March 2013
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“Bahia Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

beautiful architecture, well worth a visit. best to read up on the history before going unless you have a guide, or your french is fluent.

Visited March 2013
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“A visual feast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

As beautiful as ever this is a visual treat that should not be missed. One can still imagine the life that was led in the exquisitely decorated rooms and how the walls would have echoed with the sound of the wive's and children's laughter!
There are cool courtyards with fountains and greenery, painted ceilings and doors, arabic friezes and endless rooms of colourful,patterned mosaic tiles.
It's difficult to choose a favourite room and this is all for just 10Dhm, €1, there can't be better value anywhere!
In comparison, the Saadi tombs are disappointing as the rooms are internally inaccessible - this palace tops my list of places to visit.

Visited March 2013
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“Must See ! Bahia Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Moorish ceramic tile extravaganza! Beautiful examples of inlaid timber and decorated plaster work.
Fruit Grove courtyards with water features create a symphony of design.
When you visit this palace you will have an appreciation of how the royals lived and you will see a fine example of daily life.

Visited September 2012
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“Needs signage”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We spent a day independently in Marrakech and visited the palace. An amazing place but with no signage telling the visitor what the numerous areas were used for or any description of the magnificent decoration. Nor even a descriptive leaflet! Later in our holiday we went on a guided half day tour of historical buildings and revisited the Bahia Palace. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history (only built in 19thC) and explained the decoration, translating the Arabic poetry included in the decoration and describing the use each room was put to. Well worth a visit (entry fee is very cheap) but worth having a guided tour if you want to know anything about the building. The building deserves a rating of 4/5 but is marred by lack of information.

Visited February 2013
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