Dar Batha Museum, Fes

Dar Batha Museum, Fes (must see)

Dar Batha is a prominent city landmark and one of the main tourist attractions in the region, consisting of a luxurious palace, gorgeous gardens, and a museum dedicated to Moroccan arts and traditions. Housed in the palace, the museum displays various valuable artifacts taken from the decaying or ruined historic buildings in the medina of Fez such as madrasas, as well as traditional Fassie art works such as embroideries, zellij, sculpted works, jewelry, iron works, Korans, carpets and ceramics. Created for the recreational use of the distinguished guests of Sultan Hassan I, the Andalusian-style garden makes up around 58% of the entire palace area.

Why You Should Visit:
While the museum doesn't have a huge collection on display, the palace itself is majestic and the Andalusian gardens are a tranquil haven if you want to get out from the bustle of the medina.

Tip:
As you go around the museum's exhibitions, don't forget to look up because the ceilings are amazing.
Bags must be given to security on entry – though you can take your camera/valuables out.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Mon: 9am-5pm

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Dar Batha Museum on Map

Sight Name: Dar Batha Museum
Sight Location: Fes, Morocco (See walking tours in Fes)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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