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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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A half-hidden gem

We limited the number of sites we visited in Marrakech and chose this rather than the Bahia or El Badi Palaces. It is remarkably extensive and well worth the 20 dirham entry fee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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southwest England
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243 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

What an amazing building with suite after suite of breathtaking rooms, each one different, yet giving a feeling of magnificence and restrained Arab world taste. Another must and easy to find and to walk to.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We limited the number of sites we visited in Marrakech and chose this rather than the Bahia or El Badi Palaces. It is remarkably extensive and well worth the 20 dirham entry fee. There are many interesting artefacts on the ground floor and would particularly appeal to those keen on needlepoint and cross-stitch. The upstairs rooms are colourful in their... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A lot less than expected in terms of items in a collection - although the jewelry was interesting. However, the tile work and the ceilings are spectacular, with a lovely courtyard. This is well worth visiting to get an idea of what it might have been like. Souks, cafés and street wandering give only a partial picture.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

cheap to enter, not great when busy choose wisely pick somewhere else to spend time, if short of time

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This museum gives you an insight in the culture and lifes of the Berber people. It's presentation is very static and could be better (f.e. lighting). Actually we liked the building itself, and especially the mosaic and carved out walls and ceilings, much better. Considering the entry fee (10 MAD = ~ € 1,00) and its location close to the... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

An eclectic mix of original artefacts and just a few Dirham to enter. When exiting, do so with a purpose to avoid the "guides" in waiting - straight on then right and left for Bahia Palace, right and right for Jemaa el Fna!

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San Francisco, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Plan on at least an hour or two here. Simple but lovely exhibits - costumes, ceramics and jewelry; beautifully decorated rooms and halls in the old place. A peaceful riad in the center.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

the smaller and less well preserved older brother of Bahia Palace. The advantage? Less people and if anything its even more beautiful than its younger sibling. Make sure you did visit every room and the feeling of awe will increase in each one

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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Worth a visit on your way to Bahia palace. Some interesting items that are worth looking at for an hour or so...

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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Dont let the entrance fee scare you, this is a gem for only 10 dirham. Specially the second floor is worth the visit and I had the chance of having a flute player playing in the patio; gave the visit that little extra

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