Explore the ruins of El Badi Palace
Visit the ancient ruins of the 16th century El Badi Palace, to see the wide courtyard and rock formations. The palace was once Marakech’s grandest structure with gold and blue tiled flooring of lavish design. Visit today for atmospheric ruins and a chance to see the carved detailing of the restored, wooden 12th century marquetry minbar (prayer pulpit) in the quaint museum.
Enter to the vast central court that is over 130m long and home two four sunken gardens and pools. Stroll through the foundations of the summer pavilions and down into the stables and dungeons, which were once used as a state prison. Summer events often take place in the dramatic courtyard like the Festival of Popular Art, which takes place in July.