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El Badi Palace

Discover the captivating history and architectural splendor of El Badi Palace, a 16th-century treasure in Marrakech that invites visitors to explore its intricate passages, serene water features, and lavishly adorned halls, embodying the grandeur of Morocco's Saadian Dynasty and offering a mesmerizing journey through time.

One of the great monuments of the Islamic world, El Badi Palace is a majestic example of 16th-century architecture in the southern part of Marrakech’s ancient medina, inspired by the Alhambra in Granada. Built by Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour in 1578 to commemorate Morocco’s victory over the Portuguese, the term “el badi” translates to “the incomparable”, a testament to the grandeur of the Saadian Dynasty. Accompanied by your expert private guide, explore the preserved remnants of this prestigious monument, meander through its vast courtyard and underground passageways, learn about the Saadian Dynasty and take in the views of the sunken gardens and beyond from the palace’s ramparts. One of the highlights is the beautifully carved minbar of the Koutoubia mosque, which once belonged to the notorious Koutoubia Mosque.

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