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Marrakech



Marrakech
Introduction

1. Jemaa al-Fna

2. Artists

3. Juice and barbecue

4. The great suuqs

5. Crafts

6. Shopping

7. Mosque of Koutoubia

8. Ben Youssef

9. El-Bahia palace

10. Almoravid koubba

11. Saadian Tombs

12. El-Badi Palace

13. Dar Si Said

14. Menara gardens

15. Majorelle gardens

16. Agdal garden

17. Mellah and Mi‚ara

18. City ramparts

19. Palm gardens

20. Modern streets

Practicalities




















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MARRAKECH
El-Bahia palace


Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco


As the black slave Abu Ahmed rose to power and wealth towards the end of the 19th century, he had the El- Bahia palace built by bringing in craftsmen from Fez.
The structures tell a lot about the taste of the nouveau-riche of its time, and can appear vulgar to modern tastes. It was intended to become the greatest palace of any time, but it is really dominated by hasty planning as well as uninspired detail work.
This doesn't make the palace less worth visiting, it is a great illustration of its time, and wasn't worse than becoming the residence of the French resident general, Lyautey.


Marrakech, Morocco




By Tore Kjeilen