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El Badi Palace 'Palace of Wonder/Brilliance', also frequently translated as the "Incomparable Palace" or Badi' Palace is a ruined palace located in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The palace, decorated with materials imported from numerous countries ranging from Italy to Mali, was used for receptions and designed to showcase the Sultan's wealth and power. It was one part of a larger Saadian palace complex occupying the Kasbah district of Marrakesh.

The palace today is a well-known tourist attraction. The complex contains an exhibition space where the 12th-century Almoravid minbar that once stood in the Kutubiyya Mosque is on display, in addition to other exhibition spaces opened in 2018. For a number of years the Marrakesh Folklore Festival has taken place within the palace.

- Wikipedia

Image by Mesut Kaya

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