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“A beautiful building”
Review of Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace
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$113.70*
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Marrakech Day Tour from Essaouira
Ranked #12 of 161 things to do in Marrakech
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: After your hammam at Mythic Oriental, come for a stroll in this extravagant 19th century palace. You’ll be able to prolong your relaxation with the beauty and quiet offered here.
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A beautiful building”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

For those who have been to Seville or Toledo in Spain this place illustrates how Spain and the North African countries were once connected. A bit busy to really enjoy throroughly but well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Pleasanton, California
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“A Bit Overrated.”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I would skip this in favor of the Madrasa if you are short of time. Large place to wander through but not much character.

Visited May 2013
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Hove, UK
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“Pick one”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This place is lovely, and is historical. Like a few other palaces or large public places like Ben Youssef Medersea and the Saadian Tombs, the ornate tile and woodwork craftsmanship is exemplary and has a story to tell about the history of Morocco and Marrakech. However, if you have limited time and/or interest, pick one and visit it. At a surface level, you see pretty much the same thing. In this case, it is entirely empty of any furniture, as when its last inhabitant died, his slaves and others stole everything. Best value is Thessalian Tombs - only 10 dirham.

Visited May 2013
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kent
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“Not inspiring but worth the 75p entrance fee.”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stumbled upon this by chance whist wandering the souks off Jamma El Fna ( main square).
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As the title states not awe inspiring but for 75p you are most certainly not being robbed.
Small gardens / path, leads to a small palace with mainly mediocre mosaics on walls floors and ceilings.

Some rooms are pretty average in design and call me a moron if you like, but some reminded me a bit of old fashioned UK public swimming baths.
Some are more intricate, but nothing as facy as the Sistine Chapel here I'm afraid, but there again, what do you expect for 75p.

Verdict ?
Defenitely worth a visit and it at least provides some shade and half hour respite from being dragged around the souks by my wife, yet again.

Do please visit.

Visited May 2013
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“not much to see here”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

we made a detour to see the palace while visiting the souks on marrakech.

the road to the palace is more beautiful and interesting than the palace itself with the orange and banana trees (which happened to be fruit laden in spring).

the palace is more like a collection of villas joint together most of which seem like large empty rooms with very little in the way of dramatic architecture or decorations which one might expect from a "palace". Most of the rooms (if not all?) are just empty with no furniture or other objects on display.

The entry fee is small, so doesnt hurt to go here .... but apart from the shade of the orange trees, not much to see here or do here

Visited May 2013
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