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“A Bit Ramshackle”
Review of Dar Si Said Museum

Dar Si Said Museum
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$79.85*
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Marrakech Guided Day Tour from Agadir
Ranked #32 of 160 things to do in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Bit Ramshackle”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is so tucked away in a back street we struggled to find it. There are some interesting artefacts but the displays are dated. It is incredibly cheap to get in so is worth a look but the best bit was as we were leaving someone took us aside to show us the harem area which was closed to the public (yes, we had to pay him for his generosity!) It was beautifully tiled (as most buildings are in Marrakech) and really should be open to all visitors.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Great museum, spoilt by leech who wouldn't go away”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a lovely museum full of interesting artefacts of Moroccan arts... the building itself is nice too with nice courtyards, gardens, furniture, etc.

However our visit was spoilt by the leech who attached himself to us. We had become pretty adept at telling unwanted guides to go away but this guy wouldn't take no for an answer... he asked us (in French) if we spoke French and we answered NON, that we were English, we didn't speak French but he continued to jabber at us in French.

We said NON, AU REVOIR, ALLEZ VITE, etc but every which way we turned he jumped in front of us and jabbered in French at us something that we couldn't understand. We turned away and took a different direction and yet again he'd jump in front of us with something else we couldn't understand.

We were quite happy making our own way round and enjoying the atmosphere but this guy spoilt it.

Obviously you get these sort of people on the street but finding one inside the museum was bad. This was the only place in our entire time in Marrakech where we came across this problem.

Why do they allow it ? Don't the museum management spot and get rid of these leeches ?

So hopefully you won't be pestered on your visit if so you might get to enjoy the museum more than we did.

Visited October 2013
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Brighton
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“Beautiful, well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a lovely museum and well worth a visit. The building itself is beautiful and the garden courtyard is really pretty and filled with the most delicious scents.

It is really interesting to see the jewellery and traditional costumes that they wore, weapons and old photographs. There are also several items of pottery and fabrics.

Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Put it on your checklist”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a fantastic museum of Moroccan arts. You'll see everything from pottery and ceramics, trough leather and fabric crafts to the fantastic stone walls and wooden ceilings which has been patiently sculptured and painted.

Visited October 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“History and an amazing building...”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Loads to see here and dont miss the beautiful garden courtyard in the middle....This building was interesting in itself with all the exhibits of traditional dress, jewellery and weapons there is something for everyone.

Visited October 2013
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