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“Under-appreciated attraction in Marrakech”
Review of Dar Si Said Museum

Dar Si Said Museum
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$85.20*
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Marrakech Guided Day Tour from Agadir
Ranked #32 of 165 things to do in Marrakech
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is the place to go to view high-quality, historical Moroccan crafts, such as rugs, intricately carved wooden doors, painted leather, jewelry and pottery.
The building itself is beautiful, hidden in the southern medina, less than 5 minutes from the Bahia Palace. In fact, the building was the residence of the brother of the Bahia Palace's owner, a 19th-century vizier.
If you appreciate these crafts, you should also go to the much smaller Maison Tiskiwin, which is about two minutes away. It similarly concentrates on crafts, but with a larger North African focus.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Close to Baha'i palace (3 mins walk), we thought it was the nicest interior architecture of the sights that we saw in Marrakech. It was quieter too which meant better photo opportunities. Only 10Dh each entry fee.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Collection was underwhelming, but the architecture was amazing in the interior. Some of the mosaics are truly spectacular! Overall, should only be a quick stop in a day of sightseeing.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This delightful museum, barely mentioned in my guidebook, is much more interesting than the Saadian tombs or the Merdersa in my view. Formally a private house it now houses small displays of embroidery, pottery, daggers, guns etc downstairs in shady rooms around a lovely garden. Upstairs are rooms with stunning painted wooden ceilings and carved stone decorations. It only costs 60 dirhams and is much less crowded than the other museums we visited in Marrakech. It is badly sign posted, and a little difficult to find in the backstreets north of the Bahia Palace. It is also closed all day on Tuesdays.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We love this museum, and visit whenever we go to Marrakech. It's a delightful collection of authentic artefacts from the 19C, mainly beautiful Berber arts and crafts, and you can learn a lot about traditional Moroccan culture and history here. The galleries are cool and shady, and there's a very pretty garden. And its never crowded. Highly recommended.

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