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“Impressive space. A lot of work underway to improve the visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
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Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech
Ranked #27 of 153 things to do in Marrakech
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Impressive space. A lot of work underway to improve the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was just next door to our Riad.
Not expensive to visit and there were information plaques at various points.The palace is vast but is mainly in ruins. There seemed to be an extensive programme to reinstate the water features and pools. The very old Minbar (Used by the Imans to preach from) was very interesting as were all the storks nesting on the old walls.

It does not take too long to wander round and you get a reasonable view if you go up the small tower in one corner of the palace

Visited April 2013
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“Ruins of a palace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Don´t expect to visit a palace...this is just ruins...probably the best is just to go up to the top of the tower and enjoy the views of medina...

There is also an extra visit to the minbar .... the place where the muslim priest use to speech...

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic, especially at night with a Carabosse display!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A fantastic evening, the whole palace was lit up by fire displays, music, magicians. Very cool! http://www.madein-marrakech.com/en/article-awalnart-sets-fire-to-the-palais-badii-in-marrakech-3602.html

By day it is still worth seeing, interesting history. Underground passages are cool, used to be jails. It's very hot and not much cover, so take lots of water and suncream!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stork viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

It was very quiet and calm there with stork nests perched on top of all the walls. You could really imagine what the palace would have been like.

Visited April 2013
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“nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

well worth a visit. Bahia palace is pretty as there are good examples of Moroccan art (tiles and mosaics). The Badi palace doesn't have this as it is mainly ruin but it is still beautiful and there are small underground tunnels you can walk through. There are information plaques around the palace that tell you what each part of the palace was used for and the view from the top is amazing!

Visited April 2013
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