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Dar Si Said Museum

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Address: Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number:
212 (0) 24 44 24 64
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Here you’ll find a solid exhibition of historic and some contemporary...

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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We visited this museum and were pleased with the low entrance fee and spent about 1 hour looking at very interesting articles from the region, which were impressive. The place is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Don't miss the visit here -beautiful ceilings and intersting rooms coupled with the story of the place. enchanting

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South Boston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This interesting and historical place (Dar Si Said Museum in Marrakesh), is actually a sumptuous old palace with stunning Hispano Moorish ceilings, plaster work and carved cedar woodwork. It’s worth coming to this monument just to discover the architecture and interior wonderful decoration include clothes, weaponry, objects of beaten copper as well as antique doors, Berber jewellery and gorgeous rugs... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice enough but do later in a trip or when you're passing by. Building is a bit decrepit but is far more interesting than the collection, which is poorly displayed in harsh light and rather dull. From looking at the ceilings this place once had better lighting but it isn't in use anymore. There are some other activities in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is a beautiful old museum with very beautiful interior ceilings and tile work on the walls on the second floor. It's not as well kept as the Palais de Bahia, for example. But, it was nice to see an old palace that was a bit less polished.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We visited the Dar Si Said Museum the same day we visited the Bahia Palace and found that some of the rooms in the Dar Si Said site were even more interesting and opulent than that of the palace. The courtyard and garden is also really nice and quiet and we spent some time imagining earlier days when people congregated... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited this museum and were pleased with the low entrance fee and spent about 1 hour looking at very interesting articles from the region, which were impressive. The place is cool, with clean wash rooms. Not a place to rave about but well worth dropping in.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

A relatively short visit from a traveller who "does" museums. Sadly those reviewers who noted issues with this museum were right. Upstairs there are some nice rooms but unlike other museums, they were unlit so the details of the painted cedar ceilings were lost. Disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The museum is just what I expected from Marrakech. The colours of the tiles and patterned ceiling were amazing. Only cost about 50p to get in, well worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Well organised exhibitions of all kinds of Moroccan artefacts (pottery, weaponry, carpets, you name it). Pleasant and quiet, enjoy the garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is a smaller palace than the Bahia and downstairs it;s quite shabby, but go there for the pieces on display. Well-lit cases with a few fine examples of leatherwork, embroidery, jewellery, and pottery show local craftwork at its best. Venture uostairs and the decor shows some of the elegance of the period.

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