El Badi Palace, Marrakesh
El Badi Palace, Marrakesh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
Ticket Price: 10 MAD
Timings: 08:45 am - 04:30 pm Details
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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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El Badi Palace, Marrakesh Reviews - Write a Review
Si te gusta la arquitectura este es un gran sitio para visitar, además de que queda muy cerca del palacio bahía. El precio es bueno, sin embargo, recomiendo no pagar el extra por lo del trono. Es un palacio muy interesante que muestra la opulencia del pasado, un gran contraste con las calles. El palacio tiene un mirador que ofrece buenas vistas de la ciudad. El palacio se encuentra un poco deteriorado en comparación a otros pero es una gran muestra arquitectónica.
Large area of ruined palace with lots to see. I was disappointed that all the beautiful reflecting ponds are bone dry. Stork nest on the walls now which is pretty cool to see. Don't miss the minbar of the mosque which is on display near the far end of the complex. Also there are two poorly marked entrances to extensive underground tunnels that one could easily miss. They're well worth finding and explain a lot about the complex usually in French, English, and Arabic. Sometimes just French and Arabic.
The key word here is "ruins". So take a note of it. There is no palace. About the only thing standing is the exterior wall. With that said, it not unworthy of a visit if you are in the vicinity. The cost is 10 dirahms.
Nice place. I liked to be here for our short visit (less than 1 hour). It’s a must-see a big piece of history. The 3D video tell all about the place. Many storks above the walls and the restoration workshop is still going on. I must be back after the end of the workshop. Cheers
This site has potential but as it stands now is a bit of a disappointment. First, the languages of the exhibits are not constant. Some are in English, French, and Arabic while others are in Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. Second, the flow needs work. Many facets of the complex are not explained. More informational signs and plaques are needed to explain the significance of the various structures as well as what life may have been like in the palace. Additionally, more preservation and restoration work is needed. Highlights of the site include the view of the mellah and medina from the terrace of one of the corners of the palace and the green tiling in the guesthouses. The complex can be toured in about an hour and requires a small fee payable only in local currency.