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Dar El Bacha Palace & Museum of Confluences in Marrakech

Dar El Bacha

Dar El Bacha is an awe-inspiring palace located in the heart of Marrakech. Built in 1910, the palace is a testament to traditional Moroccan architecture and design. The palace is known for its beautiful inner courtyards, intricate Zellij mosaic tilework, and decorative woodwork.

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Overview of Dar El Bacha

Dar El Bacha Palace

The palace was built by Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakesh, who controlled Marrakesh and Morocco during the French colonial period. Thami El Glaoui's palace hosted Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and other renowned people.

Decorative patterns on the columns of the Dar el Bacha Palace

The palace is a classic example of a riad, consisting of a garden surrounded by rooms on all four sides.

Visitors can view the numerous courtyards, gardens, and palace rooms, as well as learn about the history of the palace.

Musée des Confluences

Despite the Dar el Bacha Palace itself being an architectural masterpiece, the Museum of Confluences has been open on its territory since 2017.

The Museum of Confluences Exhibition

The palace houses a multitude of antiques, including traditional Moroccan furniture, jewelry, books, outfits, ornaments and ceramics, collected by philanthropist Patti Birch and other private collectors.

Cafe Dar el Bacha

Cafe Dar el Bacha

On the territory of the palace there is a famous cafe where traditional Moroccan tea and all types of coffee are prepared. A visit to the cafe is considered an integral part of a walk through the palace and museum.

Cost of visiting

Entry to the palace and museum - 60 MAD

Opening hours

Every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, except Tuesday – which is a day off. It is important to note that entry for local residents is free on Fridays, so there may be queues at the entrance.

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May 12, 2023

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