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“Pretty oasis in bustling Marrakesh” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace
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$90.00*
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Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech
Ranked #26 of 156 things to do in Marrakech
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Pretty oasis in bustling Marrakesh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Actually an impressive ruined palace but difficult to visualise just how impressive it most have been 450 years ago. The palace was pretty substantial and there are a few areas off the main courtyard worth exploring. Probably an hour to give it a good look over.

Got some amazing photos of the Storks who have decided to build their nests on the main outer walls way up high.

Not expensive to visit and quite beautiful and serene once in the courtyard area. Very exposed to the sun so suggest an early morning visit to this one followed by lunch at the nearby Kosy Bar :)

Visited September 2013
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“Little to see- but has small glimpses at its past”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Go early morning or late afternoon as the sight Is naturally open to the moroccan heat. There's not really much left to see and you can go round the sight in about 20 minutes some information in English but mainly in French as that is the second language. The terrace offers a good view of the storkes but is basically a modern affair. The surrounding Jewish quarter offers more interest.

Visited August 2013
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“Pretty & relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This grand ruin is quite impressive & is worth a short walk away from the main square of Jemma el Fna. You can wonder around the outside, however it's only when you pay the 10dh to get inside that you can really take it all in.

Orange trees & small pools are inside together with some nice archways & doors. There's also quite a bit you can see downstairs too - perfect to escape the sun.

Make sure you spent time going upstairs & seeing those storks which nest on the battlements. We were lucky enough to see a few flying over the palace - makes a change from seeing them in a British zoo.

Visited August 2013
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“Not much here but only 80p :)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

On entering we got accosted by a 'tour guide' trying to persuade us to have him give us a tour, my mum seemed tempted but I was already fed up of the haggling culture and decided anyone that keen was trying to rip us off, turns out he wanted to charge us 300Dhs to give us a tour and started trying to call me selfish for not taking it when my mother was interested (before she heard the price that is!), at £26 I'd suggest everyone give this man a wide birth even though you are expected to haggle that seem like a high starting point. He then went on to postulate that if we dared follow him around and listen in on him giving another tour then he would beat me up. There is no signage but you can probably figure out most of what's going on, and it's just interesting to look at. Over to the left there is a building with some stairs to get up for a roof view, and across the courtyard from that there is a section with some underground tunnels. Worth noting although there are signs for toilets they are still under construction ;)

Visited August 2013
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“Good and worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This 16th century palace built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed el-Mansour Dahbi reflects the greatness of the Islamic architecture. Open daily 8.30 - 11.45am and 2.30 - 5.45pm Admission fee is 20 Dirhams (2.5 US ) for both the palace and the minaret...

Visited July 2013
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