Bahia Palace, Marrakech

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#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
A royal complex of buildings and gardens, Bahia Palace dates back to the 1860s. The sprawling ensemble of courtyards and rooms boast ornamental flourishes all around, with intricate woodwork, stained glass, and gold decorations throughout. The harem stands as the most lavishly appointed area, in which the many wives and concubines of the resident grand vizier were once housed. Put Bahia Palace into our Marrakech online itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Marrakech.
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  • Strikingly beautiful and ornate interior. We happened to go with a guide that helped us understand the palace structure, design and history.  more »
  • We went to the Bahia Palace on a tour, and it was very pretty. Understanded from the outside but a lot of really pretty designs and colors inside. We initially booked a tour, but it can honestly be do...  more »
  • Interesting building magnificently conserved and essential visit. Luxurious decorations. Advised the company of a guide to be able to take advantage of the details hidden.
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  • 70dh to for admission fee per adult. You will spend around 45-60 minutes inside. Lots of different types and styles of tiles and fun shapes! Cool doors and arches all over the palace. Sad part is that the wall are quite dirty some sort of yellowish color that kinda ruins the photos... There in one part where is the cool garden, probably the coolest area of the whole palace, is very well maintained and lots of natural light. Worth the visit and good to get out of the crowds and heat!
  • Block off at least an hour (more is better). You will spend time looking at the architecture, going from room to room, and finding your way out. It is like an escape room without the riddles. After a while the rooms seem to repeat with slight differences. Look for the blue arrows with the visitation directions.
  • It is amazing how much decorative work a person can place on every wall and ceiling and door. Room after room of spaces but with little information on what the rooms were once used for. The outdoor courtyards were splendid with lovely gardens. These palaces seemed to be like little worlds living within the City but separated by surrounding walls.
  • Perfect example of how tourism transformed from a culturally enriching experience into a hunt for a nice soc. media photo background. Probably the nicest out of accessible palaces in Marrakesh. But for an exaggerated price of 70 Dh Per entrance, I would expect to see at least some attempt to tell the story of the palace or its inhabitants and a free restroom. The above is relevant for almost all main Moroccan tourist attractions.
  • Bahia Palace is an absolutely astonishing, awe-inspiring place you have got to see when you're visiting Marrakech. The entry is 70 Dirham per person and you will spend about an hour/hour and a half here. The beautiful architecture and the quiet gardens are a nice relief from the crowded streets outside.
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