(Palais de la Bahia)
This late 19th century Palace is the former residence of a Grand Vizier, his four wives and two dozen concubines. There are numerous courtyards covered in marble zellij tile work. The various salons and ampartments feature finely sculptured stucco and intricately painted cedar ceilings. Only the best craftsmen in the country were hired to create the Palace with the finest materials available. The ruling Sultan was so jealous of the Viziers wealth that upon his death, the Sultan ordered the Palace to be stripped and looted of its contents.
Open daily. Admission 10 Dh (about $1.50). Photos by Luc Viatour.