The Bahia Palace, within the walls of the kasbah, was built-in the late 19th century. Meaning “brilliance”, it was intended to be the greatest palace of its time. It was designed to infuse the Islamic and Moroccan architectural styles. Attention to the privacy of the palace was employed during the architectural construction which features multiple doors preventing passers-by from seeing the interior of the palace. The construction took seven years to complete and the palace is set in a two-acre garden with rooms opening onto courtyards.
Walking towards the entrance of Bahia Palace.
No doubt, we are at the right Palace.
Interior of Bahia Palace.
The intricate design of the ceiling.
Another view of the beautiful ceiling.
Entrance to one of the rooms in the Palace.
The entrance from across another room in the Palace with a small fountain in the courtyard.
Carved wooden doors and typical Moroccan designed mosaic.
Entrance to another room with a door leading to the garden courtyard the other side.
A rather ‘modern’ looking door.
Wooden carving as seen from the garden courtyard.
Garden courtyard with orange trees and other vegetation.