About El Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace took 15 years to build and was finally completed around 1593. It boasts of a lavish display of some of the best craftsmanship of that era. Originally, the structure is thought to have consisted of 360 rooms, a courtyard, and a central pool. Walk through the several large pavilions on the site, believed to have been used as summer houses. The largest pavilion in the palace is called as Koubba el Khamsiniya, that translates to "The Fifty Pavilion", named for its area of 50 cubits or for the 50 columns that it once contained. The palace also is home to several stables and dungeons.

Must See

  • The beautifully created palace was constructed using some of the most expensive materials of the time that included gold and onyx.
  • Marvel at its colonnades that are rumored to be constructed from marble exchanged with Italian merchants for their equivalent weight in sugar.

How to reach

This ancient palace lies within the city limits. You could take a taxi from the city center that would take you through Rue Ouadi Naffis and Rue Oum Errabia to Avenue Khalid Ibn El Oualid. Take the Avenue Hommane Al Fatouaki to Rue de Berrima and continue towards the palace.

Tips

  • Have a look at the complex that consists of a museum with exhibits such as a restored 12th-century minbar that once stood in the Koutoubia Mosque
  • Beautifully preserved ruins and a great view from the towers overlooking the grounds
  • The palace is the site for ongoing archeology work
  • Don't forget to bring along food and water

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Entrance fees is 10 Dhs

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1 to 2 hours

 

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Clear Sky 22°C

 

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