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El Badi Palace, Marrakech

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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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  • El Badi Palace is a ruined palace in the south side of the medina (close to Place des Ferblantiers), which fell into ruin after the decline of the Saadian dynasty. The entrance was 70DH (about €7... 
    El Badi Palace is a ruined palace in the south side of the medina (close to Place des Ferblantiers), which fell into ruin after the decline of the Saadian dynasty. The entrance was 70DH (about €7...  more »
  • Loved this, just the sheer scale and the space of it compared to the business outside. Well worth the money, would love to have seen it when busy in its heyday. 
    Loved this, just the sheer scale and the space of it compared to the business outside. Well worth the money, would love to have seen it when busy in its heyday.  more »
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  • Great place to spend a few hours exploring. Admission is 70 MAD and you can do a self guided tour. Many descriptions unfortunately lack an English translation. There are also various pieces of French artwork scattered throughout.
  • Beautiful old place where the sultan received his guests. The price of admission was 70Dhs, and totally worth it. It has 4 beautiful garden patches below the ground level so they don't obstruct your view and some water.

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