El Badi Palace

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El Badi Palace HISTORY

El Badi Palace was once the magnificent royal palace of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadi Dynasty. Having taken twenty five years to build, El Badi Palace was a lavish, grand sixteenth century complex of buildings with over 350 rooms, courtyards, gardens and a large pool.

Yet, today there is no sign of the gold which once adorned the walls of El Badi Palace. Indeed, the whole complex lies in ruins in the centre of Marrakesh, having been utterly destroyed by the sultan Moulay Ismail. Moulay Ismail is infamous for demolishing many of the buildings in Marrakesh to use their materials in his own creations and El Badi palace was probably one of the most prominent examples of this.

Visitors to the remains of El Badi Palace enter through its gatehouse and can view the remnant of much of this site. Some of the highlights include its sunken gardens, its subterranean passages and the Koubba el Khamsiniyya or “main hall”, which has fifty columns.

For an overview of El Badi Palace, go to a nearby terrace to see it from above.

El Badi Palace TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace is located in Marrakesh in Morocco.

LOCAL AMENITIES

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El Badi Palace OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

El Badi Palace is open daily, 8:30am-5:45pm (closed 12:45am-2:30pm). Entry costs 10 dirham. There is also a 20 dirham combined ticket to also enter the Koutoubia Mosque.

El Badi Palace HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: El Badi Palace
CONTINENT: AFRICA
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Country: Morocco
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Date: 1500AD - 1599AD
City/Town: Marrakech
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Resorts: Marrakech,

CONTACT DETAILS

El Badi Palace ADDRESS

El Badi Palace, Place des Ferblantiers, Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco

El Badi Palace PHONE NUMBER

Contact local tourist office

El Badi Palace EMAIL

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