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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
Dar Si Said


Dar Si Said, Marrakech, Morocco

Dar Si Said, Marrakech, Morocco


The Dar Si Said is a smaller version of the El-Bahia palace, built for Said, the brother of the Grand Vizier Abu Ahmad, in the late 19th century.
The palace is a nice structure, complete with courtyards with pools and gardens.
There is also the Museum of Morccan Arts here, which is very much worth the visit. It houses mainly woodwork from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among the main attractions here is a marble basin from the Ben Youssef madrasa. It appears originally to come from Cordoba (Spain). It is especially interesting because it has imagery of animals. Although the Ummayads, its original builders, were open to this form of artistry, it is quite interesting that the conservative Almoravids, who brought it to Morocco, did not touch its representations. As it is known, animal representation was at some point in early Islam deemed illegal.
Entrance is 20dh, open every day except Thursday 9.00-12.15 and 15.00-18.15.





By Tore Kjeilen