El Badi Palace

Local namePalais El Badi قصر البديع
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco

El Badi Palace or Badi' Palace is a ruined palace located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty a few months after his accession in 1578, with construction and embellishment continuing throughout most of his reign. The palace, decorated with materials imported from numerous countries ranging from Italy to Mali, was used for receptions and designed to showcase the Sultan's wealth and power. It was one part of a larger Saadian palace complex occupying the Kasbah district of Marrakesh.

The palace was neglected after al-Mansur's death in 1603 and eventually fell into ruin after the decline of the Saadian dynasty. Its valuable materials were stripped away and reused in other buildings across Morocco. Today it is a major tourist attraction in Marrakesh as well as an exhibition space; notably, the Minbar of the Kutubiyya Mosque is displayed here.

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Admission

General admission: 70 MAD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Badi_Palace

Official Website https://www.palais-el-badi.com/

Address Méchouar Kasba 40000, Morocco

Coordinates 31°37'5.458" N -7°59'7.936" E

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