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El Badi Palace in Marrakech consists of the remains of a huge palace commissioned by the Saadian Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1578.

In its time, the building had 360 rooms, a courtyard of 135m x 110m and a pool of 90m x 20m. It was lavishly decorated with marble and gold. It also has an underground, tunnel-like jail where the king kept his prisoners, and where this photo was taken.

It took 25 years to construct the palace. It was then demolished in the 17th century by the Alaouite Sultan Moulay Ismail, who used its construction material to decorate his own palace in Meknes.

There is a restoration work ongoing at the palace including rebuilding the walls and restoring the pools.

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