The El Badi Palace is a large palace, or the remains of one. With orange walls and colorful floors. Water tanks, citrus trees and wooden doors in the courtyard. And storks on the walls.
It was built a few months after its accession in 1578 by order of the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty , and most of his reign was spent building and decorating it. The palace, decorated with materials imported from various countries ranging from Italy toMali , was used for receptions and designed to showcase the wealth and power of the sultan. It was part of a larger Saadian palace complex that occupied the Kasbah district of Marrakesh.
The palace was neglected after the death of al-Mansur in 1603 and eventually fell into disrepair after the decline of the Saadian dynasty. The valuable materials (especially marble ) were removed and reused in other buildings throughout Morocco. Today it is a major tourist attraction in Marrakech
I took the photo during a trip to Morocco, visiting Marrakech and the surrounding desert in February 2022.
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