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Dar Batha Museum

Listed under Museums in Fes, Morocco.

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The Dar Batha Museum is housed in a 19th Century summer palace built by Sultan Moulay al-Hassan I, and is worth visiting both for the palace and palace gardens and for the museum's collection, which is made up mostly of 18th Century Fassi pieces, including intricately decorated furniture in wood and wrought iron, embroidered clothing and textiles, musical instruments and jewellery, as well as some fine examples of carpets made by the Berber tribes. The museum also has a large collection of ancient coins.

One of the museum's slight flaws, as far as English speaking visitors go, is that there's no English descriptions.

The rest of the palace is closed but the garden has been restored and is used for afternoon concerts during the Fes Festival of Sacred Music.

Written by  Esther Blume.

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