This former palace of the Grand Vizier Bou Ahmed was constructed over 14 years at the end of the 19th century. Some times later, El Glaoui and the French administration resided in this palace.
The ample decorated interior demonstrated the oriental architecture of this period. Make time to discover this palace; to admire the fine work of the carvers made out cedar wood and the luxuriantly planted patios. It is impossible to orientate in the 160 rooms, patios and Riads without a guide. Guided tours in every language are offered. Some scenes of the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" were filmed in this palace.
By DonMartini @ 2006-11-18 04:00:08