El Bahia Palace, Marrakesh

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    Bahia's Palace Favorite's Room

    by diageva Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Favorite's Room

    Each room have ist own incredible work in arcs, ceiling, walls and floors ... One very special room is the favorite's room. She was not the favorite because it was really the favorite for the sultan ... but because she was the first to have given the sultan a boy. This woman was the only to have more than one member at her service, and the windows of her room had grates to protect her of the envies of the other women.

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    Bahia Palace Arcs, Ceilings ...

    by diageva Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Arcs, Ceilings... Bahia's Palace

    Arcs, ceilings, walls, windows everything is extraworked, everything is something to look for hours ... wood, marmol, azulejos, irons...

    The Bahia Palace "favorite palace", is named like that for the favorite of the sultan.

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    Bahia Palace First Patio

    by diageva Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Bahia Palace's Patio

    Builded at the end of XIX of great influence of andalucian art, this superwonderful and incredible beautiful palace is an example of what you can find after a normal wall and normal door ...
    This first patio, with orange trees and a beautiful andalucian floor is a dream.
    20 Dirham.
    8:30 - 11:45, 14:30 - 17:45

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    El Bahia Palace

    by Bigjones Updated Jan 7, 2004

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    Don’t miss this beautiful palace. It’s another good example of Moroccan architecture (decoration with tiles, fountains, carved-ceddar ceilings, gardens).

    Entrance fee : 10 Dh (+/- 1 euro)
    Sat.-Thur. : 8:30-11:15 a.m. and 2:30-5:45 p.m., Fri : 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:45 p.m.

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    El Bahia Palace

    by amsterdam_vallon Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    Inside the El Bahia Palace

    The El Bahia Palace or "the Palace of the Favorite" is the work of two pwerful vizirs: Si Moussa and his son Ba Ahmed. The Palace complex is form of two parts of different time.

    The old part, made by Si Moussa is form with some appartments organize around a paved aera.

    The recent part, made by Ba Ahmed is a huge palace build without plan.

    For more El Bahia Palace pictures go to my El Bahia Palace travelogue.

    The entry fee is 15dh.

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    'LA BAHIA' PALACEStreet Riad...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    'LA BAHIA' PALACE
    Street Riad Zitoun el Kedim. There are no big signals outside, just follow the tourists, you can enter through a big wooden door left from the Bahia Restaurant.It closes early at noon (11:45) and opens again at 14:30.
    One of the nicest palaces, this small building hides wonderful wooden patios and rooms, though the gardens are not impressive.

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    The Bahia Palace is filled...

    by hajin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Bahia Palace is filled with beautiful mosaics, carved plaster, and painted wood. Our guide book called it garish, but we found it pretty impressive and interesting. Here's a detail of the carving...the lower part is part of the Koran I believe.

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    bahia palace

    by crazyman2 Written Jun 4, 2012
    bananas in one of the courtyards
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    A fabulous 19th Century palace which has beautiful rooms, courtyards and so typifies our thoughts on Moroccan architecture/culture.

    Take your camera and get there before the other tourists! 08:45!

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    Ransacked

    by keeweechic Written Feb 16, 2009

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    When Sidi Ahmed died in 1900, he was apparently so hated and despised by his servants and slaves, as well as the women of his harem, that they ransacked all his possessions.

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    Great Courtyard

    by keeweechic Written Feb 16, 2009

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    Sidi Moussa provided a room each to his Concubines. These all opened into a marble paved courtyard. At the end of this 30 x 50 metre patio, was the dining hall.

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    The Ceilings

    by keeweechic Written Feb 16, 2009

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    The ceilings of the Bahia Palace have beautiful cedarwood painted panels. The style of decoration called zouak. Some of the cedarwood wall panelling have inscriptions carved into them.

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    El Bahia Gardens

    by Veroali Written Dec 10, 2008

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    Very well made El Bahia gardens with a lot of plants make pleasant atmosphere of this palace. It has real oriental effect with the moroccan architecture. Some more photos.

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    Palais de la Bahia

    by Sambawalk Written Aug 6, 2006

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    Built in late 19th century, it has garden, living quarters abd elaborate reception hall. Admission DH20.

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