The El Badi Palace in Marrakech

El Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace (or Badia Palace) – one of the most impressive and beautiful palaces of Morocco in the past. Located in the heart of the old city, it was a stunning example of Islamic architecture and design. The palace was constructed in the 16th century by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and currently is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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El Badi Palace on map

Overview of El Badi Palace

Orange Groves in the El Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace was a place of receptions, where Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur welcomed guests, demonstrating the luxury and mastery of the architects of the Saadian dynasty.

Ruins of the El Badi Palace

The palace was built with the most expensive materials of that time, including gold and onyx. The walls were adorned with intricate tiles and the ceilings were decorated with unique patterns. There are several gardens, fountains and pools inside the palace, including the largest one, measuring 90 by 20 meters.

The El Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Marrakech. Visitors can explore the palace and its gardens, and take in the stunning view of the city from its terrace.

The El Badi Palace History Museum

Several art galleries and a museum of palace history are located in the palace.

The inner space between the buildings of the El Badi Palace complex

How to get there

The palace is located a few minutes walk from the Bahia Palace.

The cost of the ticket

The entrance fee to the palace grounds is 70 MAD, for children under 12 years old - 30 MAD

Opening hours

Every day from 8am to 5pm


May 15, 2023

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