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Not Your Average Jane is a blog set up to give you ideas on not your average places to see, things to do, drink and eat all over the world. 

PALACES OF MARRAKECH

PALACES OF MARRAKECH

(10 dirham, approx 79p entry to either palace)

Of the two palaces we visited, we preferred El Badi Palace built in the late 16th Century as it was like nothing we had seen before. We found the vast grounds of the ruined palace great for exploring. Surrounded by red pisé walls the large central court is decorated with sunken gardens and pools, you can climb up the tower in the far corner to check out the view over the ramparts, or get a closer look at the storks nesting. The sheer size of the grounds meant that it didn’t feel crowded at all, with very few people clambering over the ruins in the various sections of the palace, at the same time as us.

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Surrounded by red pisé walls the large central court is decorated with sunken gardens and pools, you can climb up the tower in the far corner to check out the view over the ramparts, or get a closer look at the storks nesting. The sheer size of the grounds meant that it didn’t feel crowded at all, with very few people clambering over the ruins in the various sections of the palace, at the same time as us.

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About a 10 minute walk from here is Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th Century. It captures the essence of Moroccan-style architecture perfectly. A large courtyard with central basin is surrounded by rooms with the most beautifully decorated ceilings. The traditional architecture still intact and interiors in great condition, this is an impressive site to see.

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GARDENS OF MARRAKECH

GARDENS OF MARRAKECH

WANDERING AROUND COPENHAGEN

WANDERING AROUND COPENHAGEN