El Badi Palace, Marrakech

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#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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  • The El Badi Palace is the remarkably preserved ruins of the historic palace of the 16th century Sultan, Ahmad al-Mansur, of the Saadian dynasty. As you walk down the annexes and around the central...  more »
  • This is a 16th century palace, but unfortunately not much remains of its former glory. What you do see today are just ruins and very little else. However it's probably worth a visit just to learn...  more »
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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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