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El Badi Palace

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El Badi Palace

3,068 Reviews
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HINA W wrote a review 20 Jan
Islamabad, Pakistan6,290 contributions905 helpful votes
This palace was built by the Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Mansour in 1578. It was constructed on the occasion of Moroccan victory over the Portuguese at the Battle of the Three Kings in the town of Ksar el-Kbeer near Tangier. This palace lost it’s glory after it was looted and stripped of the marble and building material after the fall of the Saadian Dynasty . Most of it was taken to Meknes by Moulay Ismail. Now the palace stands in ruins. A tiny little area has been renovated and turned into a museum. You can see stables, dungeons, four sunken garden with huge pools and summer pavilions here. All this gives us a glimpse into the past and shows us how glorious the palace must have looked in it’s heydays.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Samuel B-M wrote a review Jul 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom10 contributions12 helpful votes
The El Badi Palace is the remarkably preserved ruins of the historic palace of the 16th century Sultan, Ahmad al-Mansur, of the Saadian dynasty. As you walk down the annexes and around the central courtyard, try to envision a thriving court filled with banquets and entertainment for an immersive experience. Be certain to see the Minbar of the Kutubiyya Mosque, presently housed within the Palace.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dimitris L wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia19,650 contributions60,017 helpful votes
This is a 16th century palace, but unfortunately not much remains of its former glory. What you do see today are just ruins and very little else. However it's probably worth a visit just to learn something of the history of the country and to satisfy your curiosity.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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elaishaley wrote a review Apr 2020
Vienna, Austria539 contributions55 helpful votes
Going here is interesting. It’s mostly ruins now but nice all the same. Admission fee is 7€ as far as i remember.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Ben V wrote a review Apr 2020
North Shields, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Now the best way to describe this experience is to say think of a ruined Buckingham Palace or a ruined castle, then try to picture it when it was in its heyday when it hoasted Royalty, when it was home to opulent people and banquets, flags flying proud etc. That is the best way I can describe this.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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