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EL BADI PALACE

one of the most attractive sightseeing in Marrakech

 

THE HISTORY OF EL BADI PALACE MARRAKECH

El Badi Palace in Marrakech is a masterpiece of architecture in Morocco, built by Sultan al-Saadi Ahmad al-Mansur al-Dahabi (1603-1578) a few months after he took power when he wins one of the biggest battle in 1578 in the Moroccan city of Laksar Lakbir ‘Big Palace’ between Morocco and Portugal in that age called the battle of Three kings ” Mohammed al-Mutawakkil | Sultan Abdul Malik al-Saadi | Portuguese King Sebastian”

it was in the beginning about a power struggle between Sultan Abdul Malik As Saadi and Al-Mutawakkil who allied with King Sebastian.

The battle ended with the death of the three kings, which made Sultan Ahmed Al-Mansour Al-Dhahabi win the battle and thus stand alone to obtain all the spoils of war

Ahmed Al Mansour chose the north-eastern corner to build this palace, which is dedicated to organizing concerts and organizing official receptions, and the building lasted about 16 years and his rule lived about 26 years.

 

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BADI PALACE MARRAKECH

El Badi Palace Marrakech is arranged around a large central square with a large water fountain, its terraces are lined with trees, flowers, and smaller-sized water tanks.

In the middle of the two small ribs of the courtyard, two wings, with only one vestige left, are squarely decorated and covered with a dome with 12 massive columns reminiscent of those currently raising the dome of the Grand Hall of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech. and other halls like Crystal Hall, Gold Hall and Bamboo Hall that has 50 columns.

The North Pavilion in the Palace was private for women “Harem of the Sultan” and became today an art gallery.

Their carpeted floor was filled with small pools of water fed by buckets, which contributed to the cooling of the atmosphere inside.

One of the ancient Portuguese manuscripts states that the palace was characterized by high walls in all the corners of the main towers and doors of the palace.

the workers and artisans of the Palace came from all the Moroccan country and from Europ

In El Badi Palace, there are water pools with fountains its design is inspired by Alhambra of Granada fountains, decorative tiles, gilt crowns, gilded wooden ceiling, as mentioned that among used materials there is colored onyx, marble that brought from Fez and Italy too,

in the 16th century, the Saadi’s era characterized of Andalusian architecture design, you will explore more when you visit in Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian tombs.

 

 

THE LOCATION OF THE BADI PALACE MARRAKECH

El Badi Palace is one of the most attractions places in Marrakech locate in Ksibat Nhass in Marrakech.

    from El Badi Palace   to         Distance    
    el Bahia Palace     500m
    Dar Si Said Museum     580m
   Marrakech Menara Airport    15km
    Guéliz     10km

EL BADI PALACE OPENING TIMES AND PRICE

El Badi Palace is opening all week from 10h00 to 18h00 and for the price, you will need to pay 70 dirhams.

 

LOCATION FEATURES

A vast space drenched in the fragrance of history, good for group and kids.

A tourist, cultural and historical place, you can spend long times discovering the place

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Amenities

  • bus station
  • Gardens
  • Nearby cafes and restaurants
  • Nearby markets
  • Taxis

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