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El Badi Palace, Marrakech

#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Loved visiting here. Even in its current condition, the descriptions and depictions of what it used to be like really make this beautiful former palace come alive. We especially enjoyed the unique...  more »
  • Amazing place in the middle of the hectic city, we loved exploring the history of the palace and to spend time looking around and relaxing  more »
  • 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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