Pinsteps. Palais Bahia
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Palais Bahia was constructed in the late 19th century, starting around 1866 and continuing for several years. It was commissioned by Grand Vizier Si Moussa, who served under Sultan Hassan I of Morocco. Si Moussa intended the palace to be a symbol of his wealth, power, and prestige.

After Si Moussa's death, his palace passed on to his son, Bou Ahmed, who served as the Grand Vizier to Sultan Moulay Abd al-Aziz. Bou Ahmed further expanded and embellished the palace, adding additional sections and enhancing its architectural elements.

The construction of Palais Bahia involved the work of skilled craftsmen and artisans from various disciplines, including carpenters, masons, plasterers, and tile workers. They painstakingly created the intricate decorations and designs that adorn the palace, showcasing the finest examples of Moroccan craftsmanship.

The palace takes its name, "Bahia," from the Arabic word for "brilliance" or "beautiful." It was intended to be a palace of splendor and elegance, reflecting the taste and opulence of the Moroccan elite during the late 19th century.

Throughout its history, Palais Bahia has served as a residence for influential figures, a center for hosting official receptions and ceremonies, and a symbol of the wealth and power of the ruling elite.

Today, Palais Bahia stands as a testament to Morocco's architectural heritage and provides visitors with a glimpse into the grandeur of the past. Its stunning interiors, serene courtyards, and meticulously crafted details continue to captivate visitors, showcasing the rich history and cultural legacy of Marrakech. Photo

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