El Badi Palace, Marrakesh

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  • 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
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About El Badi Palace, Marrakesh

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

  • 95% of people who visit Marrakesh include El Badi Palace in their plan

  • 32.19% of people start their El Badi Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see El Badi Palace

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

62.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Badi Palace

People normally club together La Bahia Palace and Mellah while planning their visit to El Badi Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

El Badi Palace, Marrakesh Reviews

  • Our family of four spent a couple of hours here. Don't miss the view from the terrace, take time to notice the storks on top of the wall, and stroll through both underground caves (one right near the entrance and the other near the crumbled rock ruins). There is a short video in a cool, covered room opposite the entrance that is worth a few minutes on a hot day.

  • Good value and nice garden/ruins visit. Storks nesting may be available as a welcome extra. The minbar is extra and probably not worth it unless you are a wood carving specialist. Do not miss the little rooms by the guesthouses, lots of interesting things in here.

  • Beautiful Palace, wonderful architecture unlike any in my country of England. The gardens are beautiful and the designs on all the surfaces are encapsulating. This place is a true gem and I would recommend. I'd also recommend bringing water with you :).

  • Great ruins with detailed insight of how life was back in 1578. There could be more information about the grounds but what’s provided can give tou a great idea of its history. As all other monuments, I would recommend getting there really early before it is flooded with tourists.

  • It's a nice place and quite large, but unfortunately most of it is destroyed. The centre with the pool is quite nice and you can picture how things used to look, but otherwise, it's just ruins of flat rock everywhere. The extra to see the mosque is also not worth it, it's just a tiny room with a wooden staircase. Would skip this and just walk around ruins if you're going to go. It is a shame though, with a bit more resources dedicated to its restoration, it could become a real treasure for Marrakech with interesting history to read about.

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