Palacio da Bahia

marrakesh, morocco


Palacio da Bahia

marrakesh, morocco

Famous for: Architecture, History and Culture, Iconic Sites, Palaces and Forts
Palacio da Bahia is a centuries old royal complex of buildings and gardens and considered to be the most impressive palace of all times. Although there is lack of decorations in the palace but the grand and imposing islamic and Moroccan style architecture makes up for it.
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event_available When to visit: january - december
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09:00 - 17:00 Everyday
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Palacio da Bahia, also referred as the palace of Bahia which means the palace of the beautiful and intelligent. Palace of Bahia has significance in the Moroccon cultural heritage and one of the main places of tourism in Morocco. The Moroccan royal family of King Mohammed VI of Morocco stays here sometimes in an important private part not open to the public.



  • The harem, which includes a vast court decorated with a central basin and surrounded by rooms intended for the concubines.
  • 150 richly decorated pieces of moucharabiehs, marble, carvings and paintings on beech.
  • The 4 rooms for his wives which are equal in size, meaning all 4 wives are equal in status; the quarter for his 24 concubines, with 12 rooms to share (2 concubines in 1 room) and a dining room.
  • The School, where Abu’s sons and daughters are taught by their teachers and turned into a mosque 5 times a day for praying.
  • Summer room with windows and a smaller one for winter without any windows.


Source: Arnaud


Located 900 metres from Jemaa el-fnaa. To reach the palace from Jemaa el-Fnaa, take the street Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid (on the corner of the restaurant Marrakchi).


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Avenue Imam El Ghazali Médina Marrakech Marrakech Marrakech-Safi Morocco 40000
City center: Marrakesh
Nearest airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport

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