10 things about El Badi Palace
10 things about el badi palace Marrakech
The construction of the palace took 16 years without interruption, making it one of the finest architectural palaces in Morocco with its architectural and decorative components.
1. The Battle of the Three Kings
2. Built by Saadian Sultan Ahmed Al-Mansour AD Dahbi
Ignition of the building lasted 16 years without interruption, and his rule lasted for about 26 years.
His reign was considered one of the most prosperous times, prosperity, age and strength.
Al Badi Palace was dedicated to holding parties and official receptions
3. Historical designs
Among the many historical texts and designs, one of the Portuguese designs dating back to 1585 m speaks of the fact that the palace was surrounded by high walls in all four corners of the towers and the main doors of the west side of the palace.
4. Ponds and gardens
Around the palace, there is a large square with a large water pond with a fountain.
The floor covered with zellij interspersed with small water pools contribute to the cooling and tempering of the atmosphere of the palace.
5. Palace Suites and Halls
Several wings stretch on the sides of the palace in a rectangle that opens with arches that are now ruined,
The most important halls were: the Gold Hall, the Crystal Hall, and the Bamboo Hall.
It was also called the Khomeinism for the use of 50 columns in its construction.
6. Khizuran Pavilion
The pavilion in the north of the palace, which was in a private pavilion of the palace’s harem (women), has become a gallery for foreign and local artists.
7. Roof terrace
The only sound tower is located in the northeast corner with an internal staircase up to the ceiling, which enables the visitor to learn more about the palace’s vastness.
The most frequent visitors to the palace are the presence of stork nests, which are taken from the palace’s dilapidated walls.
9. The architecture of the palace
In spite of the lack of informed sources in the decoration of the walls, floor, and roofs of the palace, it is mentioned that among the materials used were marble and onyx in different colors, gilt crowns, decorative tiles, and gilded wooden ceilings. The palace also has fountains and water pools.
10. Andalusian architecture
The Budaiya Palace is a living example of the architecture that characterized the Saadi era in the 16th century, just like the school of Moulay Youssef and the tomb of the Saudi monarchs with its Andalusian design.
Workers and artisans who participated in the construction came from all over the country and even from Europe and also brought marble from the Italian city of Fez.
Inspired by the pivotal wings of Granada’s Lions Square and also from the courtyard of the mosque of the villagers in Fez, the system of ponds and aqueducts inside the halls was inspired by the Alhambra of Granada.
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