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Private Guided City Tour: Discover the Authentic Marrakech
"The Marrakech City Tour is arranged with a local English-speaking tour guide who will meet you at your hotel/riad accommodation at 9am when your exploration of Marrakech begins!Your first stop is the Medersa ben Youssef a magnificent example of Moorish architecture and the largest Koranic school in all of Morocco. Continuing through the labyrinth of the medina you will arrive Bahia Palace - with its beautiful ceilings and patios and the Saadian tombs - famous for beautiful and intricate decoration. You will then head to discover the Kasbah district including its popular square of tinsmiths. Following the Kasbah district a delightful Moroccan lunch will be served in a medina restaurant.After lunch
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Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour
"See the famous Koutoubia Tower the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70 meter high minaret. The tower is a great example of Hispano-Moorish art. Continue to Bahia Palace which is surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet smelling flowers. Built in the 19th cen the palace was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time.Leaving Bahia Palace you will continue to the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) the tombs were only discovered in 1917 and their subsequent restoration have made them one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Marrakech.Your last stop will be the Tiskiwin Museum a beautiful double riad containing the private collection of folk arts belonging to Dutch collector Bert Flint. You will also see examples of Moroccan handicrafts at Dar Nejjarine before returning to your Marrakech hotel.""""See amazing Palaces and Monuments on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet smelling gardens of Bahia Palace
From EUR19.00
 
3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour in Marrakech
"The tallest monument (225 ft) in Marrakech is the minaret of Koutoubia Mosque one of the most famous landmarks in Marrakech the red city with a unique architecture compared to the Giralda of Seville.El Bahia Palace built over a period of 14 years as a residence of the Grand Vizier of Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I. Among fountains living quarters pleasure gardens and numerous secluded shady courtyards
From EUR43.00

El Bahia Palace Tips (45)

El Bahia Palace: the palace of Ba Ahmed

My first thought on visiting the El Pahia Palace was that the one-time slave and his son who built it, Si Moussa and Ba Ahmed, did all right for themselves! This is an impressive and beautiful...
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toonsarah
Sep 25, 2016

El Bahia Palace: Dar Si Moussa

From the succession of fairly intimate rooms and courtyards that constitute the newer part of the El Bahia Palace, built by Ba Ahmed, you proceed to the stunning (and definitely not intimate!)...
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toonsarah
Sep 25, 2016

El Bahia Palace

This 19th century palace has over 160 rooms, but only about two dozen are open to the public. A part of it is still used by the Royal family and their staff. It was the residence of Abou Ahmed, a...
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Airpunk
May 03, 2015

Bahia Palace

The royal Bahia Palace was built to impress. It was intended to be the finest building in the world, and took a legion of master craftsmen shipped in from Fez 15 years to complete. It consists of 160...
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antistar
Jan 19, 2014

Moorish architecture

The El Bahia palace is situated in the south of the Medina and is approached by a long garden driveway.Once inside you are directed by arrows on the wall which take you through a succession of rooms...
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CDM7
Dec 09, 2013

Palais de la Bahia

Exquisitely beautiful with courtyards, grand doorways, colourful, patterned tiles and elaborate rooms. The palace was built at the end of the 19th century and has been restored after it was ransacked...
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smirnofforiginal
Jan 03, 2013

The Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is located in the medina of Marrakesh near the Jewish quarter. The exact dates of the construction of the palace ae not known but it was completed by 1900. The palace complex was...
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al2401
Aug 22, 2011

Nice Palace but needs restoration

This palace is quite close to the Jemma el Fna square. It has some amazing decorations inside, on the floors, walls and ceilings. Some of the tiling done in the palace looks really nice. There are...
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AnthonyMason
Jul 02, 2010

Beautiful Palace

Palais De La Bahia is a private palace dating to the 19th century. With decorated rooms and ceilings, mosaic fireplaces, beautiful gardens and patios, Palais De La Bahia was the prettiest place we saw...
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Donna_in_India
Jul 15, 2009

Enjoy the artistry of the beautiful Palais Bahia

Palais Bahia translates as Palace of the Favourite.Built in two stages or parts at the end of the 19th century by two powerful grand viziers - the older part built by Si Moussa, the vizier of Sultan...
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angiebabe
Jun 24, 2009

Inside Courtyard

There are two other courtyards with jasmine, cypress, lemon and orange trees. It is believed that Ba Hmad, Sdid Moussa’s son, received government representatives in these areas. Zellij tile work is...
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keeweechic
Feb 16, 2009

French Occupation

During the 1900’s, the French conquered Marrakesh and Marshal Lyautey used the Palace as his residence. During this time he chose to update and modernise the complex. Decorations take the form of...
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Feb 16, 2009
 
 
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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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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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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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Getting to Marrakesh

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5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco, 400

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Monday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Thursday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Friday 09:00 to 16:30
  • Saturday 09:00 to 16:30

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