Erected in the 16th century, El Badi Palace was crafted from some of the most expensive materials of the period. The sultan Ahmad al-Mansur ordered the palace's construction in gold and onyx, with marble colonnades and crystal embellishments. Sadly, one of the sultan's successors looted the palace, leaving behind a brick skeleton that today provides a home for a population of storks. The scale, the story, and the storks all make this an important and evocative monument to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Badi Palace by using our Marrakech trip site .
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El Badi Palace Reviews
C'est à cet endroit qu'a lieu le festival Marrakech du rire. mais au delà de cet aspect anecdotique, le lieu renferme des trésors de photographies et d'histoire de Marrakech, en particulier un escalie... more »This is where the Marrakech Festival of laughter takes place. But beyond this anecdotal aspect, the place contains treasures of photographs and history of Marrakech, in particular a staircase of preaching, jewel of Islam to be seen at all costs. The place is unique and contains storks nests which gives it an extraordinary and mystical stamp. To visit absolutely! then go to the place of the Tinsmiths to drink a tea at the terrace of the Kosy bar.
Lieu où se déroulent entre autre les Marrakech du rire. Une grande étendue d'architecture. Il fait bon s'y promener dans le calme, profiter de la vue depuis la terrasse, et visiter le rez de chaussée ... more »The place where the Marrakech of laughter is held. A great expanse of architecture. It is good to walk in the quiet, enjoy the view from the terrace, and visit the ground floor for its history.
Easily spent an hour here enjoying palace ruins. Well sign posted and pleasant to walk around with not too many tourists. Go up to the terrace for the best view.
I loved so much the spaciousness and tranquility of this spot. Worth every coin of entrance admission. It is like another city inside Marrakech. Please explore a little bit as there are some hidden amazing photos all around. Great views of the city as well. A super actitivy i wouldn’t forgive if you miss.
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