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Half-Day Guided City Walk of Marrakech
"This tour is arranged with a local English speaking guide who will meet you at your accommodation around 10 a.m he will take you to discover Marrakech. This Marrakech sightseeing tour includes a visit to some historical monuments such as Saadian Tombs Bahia Palace & Badi Palace. Afterwards you will walk through Souks & Medina Alleyways; you will wander with your guide to explore how talent Marrakechi handcrafters are. See how hard and proud they work to make objects as they their ancestors have from metal such as lamps from wool skin such as leather bags...EtcIn addition to that you will finish by visiting the famous place which is Jemaa Fna square; It is a UNESCO site and one of the famous squares in the world. Wandering with your guide
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Full-Day Small-Group Marrakech Bike Tour with Lunch
"You will be picked up in the morning from your Hotel/Riad and taken to the bike shop. After a bike fitting you will first visit the Medina: Medersa Ben Youssef Bahía Palace El Badi Palace Koutoubia mosque and Saadien Tombs in the morning.Then you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal for lunch in a charming Riad in the Medina.After lunch you will head to the New City
From EUR70.00
 
3-Day Private Trip to the Draa Valley from Marrakech
"Day 1: Marrakech – Aït benhaddou - Oasis Fint (D)At approximately 8:00am your driver will pick you up at your hotel or on the nearest parking area if you are in a riad. Depart from Marrakech by the Tizi N’Tichka pass and Berber villages on the side of the mountain. The driver will make various stops so you may attain beautifu for a visit to the Kasbah which dates back to the 11th century and is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Proceed to Ouarzazate then directly to Oasis Fint a lost magnificent greenery case in the middle of nowhere. Walk alone into the Oasis if you like as the driver gives you general information about it. Head to your guesthouse where you will enjoy a late dinner. Overnight: Oasis Flint guesthouse Depart towards the Tizi Tiniffift pass comprised of lunar landscapes and head in the direction of Agdz. Visit Tamnougalt Kasbah and the palm grove alone. Continue along Draa valley in edge of Oued
From EUR154.00

El Badi Palace Tips (32)

Storks on the El Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace is one of the oldest monuments in Marrakech, dating from the late 16th century. The name means “Incomparable”, reflecting its original grandeur – materials such as Italian marble,...
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toonsarah
Sep 25, 2016

Shadows of a glorious past

Apparently El Badi Palace means The Incomparable Palace. With a good reason, as this palace must have been spectacular in its heyday. The palace took twenty five years to build, with construction...
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Belsaita
Jan 28, 2016

El Badi Palace

The “Incomparable Palace” is a huge palace complex from which only ruins are preserved. The Saadians ordered its construction in 1578. It was only in use for about 75 years until it was demolished in...
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Airpunk
May 17, 2015

Badii Palace

At 10 dirhams for entry this is a must place for a visit.Once inside the palace you enter a peaceful retreat from the way of life outside.The only sound that we heard was the click click from the many...
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CDM7
Dec 09, 2013

imagine the bygone glory days of El Badi Palais

Ive read reviews by visitors to El Badi saying theres nothing to see - the thing is, this is a historic site that was once a wonder of the Muslim world. and the meaning of El-BAdi is the 'Incomparable...
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angiebabe
Aug 07, 2013

No much to see here .....

The old Royal Palace is only a shell now .... not much to see or do here ....towards the back there is a very interesting Muslim Staircase from the mid 1300's ... other than that the view from one of...
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jlanza29
Mar 07, 2013

Palais Badia

This palace was reputed to be the most beautiful in the world - difficult to imagine as you wander around the ruins. It was constructed between 1578 and 1602 and there was apparently there was marble...
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smirnofforiginal
Jan 03, 2013

El Badi Palace

This palace was built in the 16th century. It was one extremely grand but was looted and left as a ruin by Moulay Ismail the following century.There are four huge, rectangular sunken gardens and two...
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crazyman2
Jun 04, 2012

Palace El Badi (2) Koutoubia Minbar.

The minbar is in a restored pavillion in the Palace El Badi, with exhibits of the minbar and its restoration. A minbar or Mimbar is the platform/pulpit where the Imam recites the Koran. Often they're...
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suvanki
Sep 12, 2009

Palace El Badi

2 failed attempts to find the El Badi on my previous trip, I found it quite easily on my second trip.The Palace of "The Incomparable" or "The Marvel" its name isn't easily translated, was built on the...
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suvanki
Sep 12, 2009

Al Badi - Palace

This palace was built for Sultan Ahmed Al-Mansour in 1603. The name - roughly translated - means "the incomparable". The palace is now in ruins due to the fact that the later Sultan Moulay Ismail...
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MichaelFalk1969
May 28, 2008

El Badi palace

I found El Badi Palace quite interesting, although there's not much of it left - only the outer walls, in fact. But - because of its vast size, it can still igve you an idea of how magnificent the...
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call_me_rhia
Jan 13, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Marrakesh

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Ensemble Artisanal

In the Ensemble Artisanal there are carpet weavers, musical instrument makers, leather workers, wood workers and many more crafts people. The centre has government controlled prices, and although not...
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Jardin Majorelle

The Jardin Majorelle is a very nice garden, made by the French artist Jaques Majorelle who decided in 1923 to live Marrakesh and purchased same land, and commissioned the architect Paus Sinoir to...
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The Mellah

The Mellah, or Jewish quarter, of Marrakech is famous for its spice market and so we headed there to see if we could get some of the colourful photos that markets usually provide – and nowhere more...
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Dyers District

Here you will find the activities involved in dyeing wool and silk - so you will find here skeins of wool and silk freshly dyed and still wet hanging out to dry in the sun and warm air. And then of...
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Ali ben Youssef Mosque

This is the oldest surviving mosque in Marrakesh, and the largest of the mosques in the medina. It dates from the Almoravid era ( mid- late 12th century), but has been rebuilt several times, most...
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La Palmeraie

I visited this area of Marrakesh by the Hop on - Hop off Marrakech tour bus (see my transport tip for more details) It's also a short taxi ride from the city centre if you don't want to use this...
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