El Badi PalaceCurrently Closed
- Address: Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech 40000, Morocco., Marrakesh
- Timings: 08:45 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: 0524-378163
- Ticket Price: 10 MAD
- Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids
El Badi Palace - Review
What takes a visitor by surprise about this 16th Century Saadian palace is how beautiful just the ruins of the fort are. A fascinating historical background and stunning views of Morocco have made this place a must-visit for every traveler.
A good example of Saadian opulence, it’s amazing to imagine how lavish this palace must have been in its glory days. A glimpse of the beautiful storks that have made this palace their home is a bonus gift for every tourist. The palace is now surrounded by enchanted orange trees and plush gardens.
El Badi Palace Information
- Don’t forget to carry your camera with you.
- Carry water with you.
- A combination ticket of 20 Dirhams allows a visit to the Koutoubian mosque minibar.
How To reach El Badi Palace by Public Transport
- Alight at any of the bus stops near Jemma El Fna, this is just a small walk from there.
- Or you can opt for the sight-seeing bus that stops just near the palace.
Restaurants Near El Badi Palace
- Earth Cafe
- Marocain Al Baraka
- Le Borjs De La Kasbah
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Things to Know Before Visiting El Badi Palace
92.51% of people who visit Marrakesh include El Badi Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
33.33% of people start their El Badi Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see El Badi Palace
59.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Badi Palace
El Badi Palace Trips
El Badi Palace, Marrakesh Reviews
I love places like this! This palace was built in the 1500s and is now basically a well preserved ruin. Many ruins are either gated off or completely missing, not this place! You're free to explore nearly every crevice of the palace. You can follow the paths the king would have followed, or you can go to the slave quarters and snoop around. The only place sealed off are some parts of the dungeon. You can still look in but some parts you can't physically go. After this, I would highly recommend going to Bahia palace to see where they took all the decorations.
A huge palace pretty close to the centre of the city. The ticket for foreigners is 70 DH (around 7€). The ruins are impressive and there are explanations so you can imagine how it was when it was built (since it was looted, there's few proof of its past wealth). It has a terrace from where you can see a good panoramic view of the palace and part of the city.
Absolutely loved this place! For me, the best historical monument in the city. These are the ruins of a monumental palace built in the 16th century in commemorating of a battle victory against the Portuguese. And how do I know it? Because, contrary to other Marrakech monuments, this palace has complete information throughout the visit, in English and even has a video description of the history and the original look of the place. The palace ruins are beautiful, dramatic, and monumental... It's a delight to explore almost in absolute peace and quiet the different areas, the prison and the different exhibitions. Overall, very well kept and curated. Highly recommend a visit!
The Badii palace is one of the few palaces around Marrakech. The entrance fee is 70 dirhams (which I think it is way too much). You can get to see some of the old ruins of the palace and part of the old jail. The indications for following the tour you are proposed can be hard to find at some points but overall it is nice. Do not forget to go up into the terrace, it is for sure the best view of the palace.
Really beautiful old palace. The entry fee is 10 Dirham per person which is fairly cheap. It is nice to walk around the palace and see some of the history.