El Badi Palace, Marrakech

3.8
#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
Erected in the 16th century, El Badi Palace was crafted from some of the most expensive materials of the period. The sultan Ahmad al-Mansur ordered the palace's construction in gold and onyx, with marble colonnades and crystal embellishments. Sadly, one of the sultan's successors looted the palace, leaving behind a brick skeleton that today provides a home for a population of storks. The scale, the story, and the storks all make this an important and evocative monument to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Badi Palace by using our Marrakech trip site .
Create an itinerary including El Badi Palace
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
El Badi Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
2,928 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • We went in here expecting so much more, the place itself was okay - there are much nicer things to see in Marrakech. However there was building work happening inside the palace for a wedding, and they...  more »
  • It's nice but it's too expensive for what it is. 7, it's not worth them. Too bad the pools and water are dirty.
    View original
Google
  • Easily spent an hour here enjoying palace ruins. Well sign posted and pleasant to walk around with not too many tourists. Go up to the terrace for the best view.
  • I loved so much the spaciousness and tranquility of this spot. Worth every coin of entrance admission. It is like another city inside Marrakech. Please explore a little bit as there are some hidden amazing photos all around. Great views of the city as well. A super actitivy i wouldn’t forgive if you miss.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Marrakech

View all >
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.1
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min
2.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Marrakech

4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Museums in Marrakech

View all >
2.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Tours in Marrakech

View all >
4.9
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h

Shopping in Marrakech

View all >
2.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
1.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Marrakech

4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 6​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h