El Badi Palace


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One of the best things about Marrakech is that you don’t need weeks to explore it – a lot of the main cultural attractions are within easy walking distance to each other. Even lazy souls like myself who can get easily attached to a new comfy bed can manage to do at least 3 of the main sights in one afternoon. The El Badi Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia palace are all grouped together, about a 5-10 minute walk away from each other in the south western corner of the Medina.

The El Badi Palace is now mainly in ruins, although it is not hard to imagine the decadence of the palace when you’re standing in the huge central welcoming hall, flanked on each side by huge pools of water. It’s easy to understand why Sultan Ahmed el Mansour’s sixteenth-century palace was named ‘The Incomparable’.

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