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Bahia Palace

Listed under Palaces in Marrakech, Morocco.

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The name of this palace translates to ‘Palace of the Beautiful’, and a lot of design work and craftsmanship hours have been put into fulfilling the destiny of that name. Its 160 rooms were the gilded cage of one of the sultan’s official concubines, and if ever there was a lap of luxury, the sultan could come home to one here.

As well as the ceramic tile designs this part of the world is famous for, the palace has also been beautified with stucco designs and cornices, luxuriously tiled floors, and artistically painted woodwork – it is known for being one of the most elaborately designed palaces in Morocco.

An equally elaborately decorated mosque is attached to the palace complex, and the eight hectare gardens it’s set in are also know for their loveliness. The whole complex was built over a 15 year period during the 19th Century.

Rue de la Bahia, Zitoun el–Jedid, Medina

Open every day from 8:30 to midday and 14:30 to 18:00

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Bahia Palace”

The Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time, to capture the convergence of the Islamic and Moroccan styles at its most beautiful, however in reality the palace suffered from poor planning, so never became as great or beautiful as it … Read more...

Written by  Esther Blume.

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The detailing is nice, but not mind blowing compared to some of Marrakech's other palaces. This is where the 'lack of planning' and inspiration shows most. That's what you got from the nouveau riche in that period...

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