" The badia palace" El Badi Palace Tip by belgianchocolate

El Badi Palace, Marrakesh: 32 reviews and 82 photos


The Badia palace is in fact the royal palace
constructed by the most powerful ruler of the
Saadian dynasty'Ahmed Al-Mansour Ad-dahbi'.

1578 is when the buildings works took a start
and they would not get finished before 1594.
Now the palace is little more then a ruin.
But if you visit the Saadian tombs first you
can imagine what a rich and amazing palace
it was.

It must have been impressive only for it's size.
The inner court measured 135 by 110 meters
with a swimming pool in the middle 90 by 20 meters.

The picture shows the 'Koubba al Khamssiniyya' ,
-the pavilion of fity cubits. (referring to it's size).
The pavilion used to have a pyramid shaped
roof resting on twelve columns and was used
by the sultan for state audiences.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2005
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