El Badi Palace, Marrakech

3.8
#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
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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  • The El Badi Palace was designed to match the Alhambra in splendor. Unfortunately, it fell victim to decay and to the ransacking by Sultan Moulay Ismail and has little to offer other than a stimulus to...  more »
  • It's nice to discover a place that was built during the same period as the Alhambra, some photos in the basement, a nice terrace that allows to see the palace and the surroundings (Jewish quarter) but a pity that there is no water in the pools!
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  • 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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