Morocco: Marrakech, (Bahia Palace) part 3

One of Marrakech's attractions is the Bahia Palace. Why I haven't heard of it before I came was because I didn't know anything about Marrakech at all. However, this is one of the good things about joining a group tour. They will take you to all the mandatory sights.

Reading up on the Bahia Palace it was built with the intent to be the most impressive palace of all times. Authorized by the Grand Vizier Ba Ahmed ben Moussa, the palace took over ten years to complete. The palace sits on 8 hectares and 150 rooms with many gardens and patios. The harem is part of the visit, it used to house Abu Bou Ahmed's four wives and 24 concubines.

Unfortunately, all the rooms are empty. When the vizier died, many including his wives and the sultan took all the artwork and furniture to decorate their houses. Fortunately though, the ceilings and the tiled walls and floors remain unscathed.

The palace is walking distance from the Saadian Tombs.

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  1. Fabulous photos. I love all the colourful flowers and the tile work is exquisite.

  2. Beautifully painted place. Great shots.

  3. Beautiful tiles and mosaics. And I love love those jacaranda trees.

  4. I love the way you "show and tell" things, Maria. I can totally see why you fell in love with Morocco, let alone this palace.

  5. your Morocco tour is soo very fifferent from mind. Could have been a different country :)

  6. Wonderful photos ~ the floral and the palace ~ great tour of what you are seeing or have seen ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Thanks for the tour of this amazing place, that seems like a whole other world!! A magical one.

  8. Exquisite photos, magnificent color, and interesting subject. I enjoyed exploring through your photos- thank you

  9. I love Moroccan architecture! The detail work is simply amazing! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Photo the Singapore did originate at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore...and I was so surprised that it wasn't very good...certainly not like the ones I've had here in the States! It was too sugary sweet which suggested to me they used a lot of simple sugar and not much fresh juice...disappointing to say the least!

  10. Wow! Look at those ceiling and floors. So grand.
    Very palatial even without the furniture and stuff.


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