EL BADII PALACE

Dar el Badii, the unrivalled palace was built between 1578 and 1603 by Yacoub el Mansour, an almohade ruler. The richest raw materials, some of which came from india were chosen for its construction: gold, onyx, italian marble…The andalusian influence in the plans of the palace is undeniable and one may think that the unknown architect must have come from granada. an almost absolute symetry was imposed in the plan of this magnificent residence completely built on arches with extremely solid bricks. The interior gardens, called gardens of desire, of which only an immense esplanade remains today with artificial lakes and orange trees, are surrounded by the ruins of the palace and high walls on which a multitude of storks is nestled.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Opening hours: open daily from 9h to 16h45
  • Location: Ksibat Nhass. Place Tinsmiths. Cross Bab Berrima and turn right between the high walls.
  • Price: 10 dhs. 10 extra dhs to see the Koutoubia minbar.
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