Dar El Bacha

Historic Building in Mouassine & Bab Doukkala

Image by Mandy Sinclair Lonely Planet

This palace was once the home of Pacha Thami El Glaoui, also known as the Lord of the Atlas, who ruled over Marrakesh from 1912 to 1956. The palace has only recently opened to the public, and the colourful, geometric zellige tilework, painted ceilings and carved cedarwood is some of the finest on display in the city. Don’t miss the impressive hammam just off the central courtyard and the orange blossoms in springtime.