A Travellerspoint blog

October 2017

Arcos de la Frontera - gateway to Andalucia's white villages

The old town sits atop a limestone ridge while the newer part of town lies down in the valley

The old town sits atop a limestone ridge while the newer part of town lies down in the valley

15th century Arcos Castle is a medieval fortress of Moorish origin; like many of the sights, it is not open to the public

15th century Arcos Castle is a medieval fortress of Moorish origin; like many of the sights, it is not open to the public

St. Mary's Minor Basilica from the 18th century; the tower was left unfinished after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake interrupted construction

St. Mary's Minor Basilica from the 18th century; the tower was left unfinished after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake interrupted construction

Arcos is only 30 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera which is the heart of sherry production in Spain

Arcos is only 30 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera which is the heart of sherry production in Spain

Ducal Castle was a military fortress during the Muslim period; today it's a private residence but I couldn't identify the owner

Ducal Castle was a military fortress during the Muslim period; today it's a private residence but I couldn't identify the owner

16th century church; in the historic part of Arcos little has changed in hundreds of years

16th century church; in the historic part of Arcos little has changed in hundreds of years

The town gained its name by being the frontier of Spain's 13th century battle with the Moors

The town gained its name by being the frontier of Spain's 13th century battle with the Moors

If you're looking for a quiet spot away from the crowds of Andalucia then Arcos would make a nice base

If you're looking for a quiet spot away from the crowds of Andalucia then Arcos would make a nice base

The steep, narrow streets and lack of any must-see sights have probably saved the town from mass market tour groups

The steep, narrow streets and lack of any must-see sights have probably saved the town from mass market tour groups

The Guadalete River provides a reliable source of water to the fertile lands surrounding Arcos

The Guadalete River provides a reliable source of water to the fertile lands surrounding Arcos

The 15th and 16th century palaces are now small hotels, government buildings, restaurants and schools

The 15th and 16th century palaces are now small hotels, government buildings, restaurants and schools

It seemed like I was the only person in town on my walking tour (OK, it was very hot and right during siesta)

It seemed like I was the only person in town on my walking tour (OK, it was very hot and right during siesta)

Arcos is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain but can easily be seen in a couple of hours

Arcos is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain but can easily be seen in a couple of hours

We took a nice (for some) day trip to Gibraltar from Arcos

We took a nice (for some) day trip to Gibraltar from Arcos

16th century St. Pedro's Church; 18th century main facade is Baroque

16th century St. Pedro's Church; 18th century main facade is Baroque

Old Arab wall remains; town population currently 31,000

Old Arab wall remains; town population currently 31,000

Arcos, set on high cliffs,  is surrounded on 3 sides by the Guadalete River making it an ideal strategic location

Arcos, set on high cliffs, is surrounded on 3 sides by the Guadalete River making it an ideal strategic location

The narrow streets maximize shade while their maze-like design protects against invaders

The narrow streets maximize shade while their maze-like design protects against invaders

Like a scene from The Birds; Arcos is one of the most famous of Andalucia's pueblos blancos or white villages

Like a scene from The Birds; Arcos is one of the most famous of Andalucia's pueblos blancos or white villages

Town Hall on Cabildo Plaza; doorway crowned by Archangel Saint Michael, patron saint of the city

Town Hall on Cabildo Plaza; doorway crowned by Archangel Saint Michael, patron saint of the city

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Alhambra - incredible relic of Moorish dominance in Spain

The majority of buildings here were built in the 1200s and 1300s as each successive ruler wanted to outdo what his predecessor had done

The majority of buildings here were built in the 1200s and 1300s as each successive ruler wanted to outdo what his predecessor had done

The Court of the Acequia is probably the most photographed scene at the Generalife

The Court of the Acequia is probably the most photographed scene at the Generalife

The Renaissance Palace of Carlos V was added to the Alhambra in 1527; parts of the Moorish complex were torn down to make room for this Christian addition

The Renaissance Palace of Carlos V was added to the Alhambra in 1527; parts of the Moorish complex were torn down to make room for this Christian addition

View of the Alhambra from our apartment; special tours of the Alhambra at night are available

View of the Alhambra from our apartment; special tours of the Alhambra at night are available

Puerta de las Granadas; tons of tourists including the occasional obnoxious one that has to photobomb my shot

Puerta de las Granadas; tons of tourists including the occasional obnoxious one that has to photobomb my shot

Puerta de la Justicia; main entrance to this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Puerta de la Justicia; main entrance to this UNESCO World Heritage Site

View from the Alhambra of the Albaicin, the historic Moorish district of Granada; the Albaicin is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

View from the Alhambra of the Albaicin, the historic Moorish district of Granada; the Albaicin is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Courtyard of the Lions; the fountain featuring water pouring from the mouths of 12 lions actually dates from the 11th century

Courtyard of the Lions; the fountain featuring water pouring from the mouths of 12 lions actually dates from the 11th century

I gave Ben Tales of the Alhambra which he said he enjoyed reading; this is the room (pretty run down at the time) where Washington Irving wrote the book

I gave Ben Tales of the Alhambra which he said he enjoyed reading; this is the room (pretty run down at the time) where Washington Irving wrote the book

The Alhambra was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada

The Alhambra was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada

The Alhambra covers 35 acres or about 1.5 million square feet; Moorish poets described it as a pearl set among emeralds

The Alhambra covers 35 acres or about 1.5 million square feet; Moorish poets described it as a pearl set among emeralds

Tall, centuries-old cypress trees accentuate the buildings; my parents enjoyed visiting the Alhambra several years ago

Tall, centuries-old cypress trees accentuate the buildings; my parents enjoyed visiting the Alhambra several years ago

The Alhambra exhibits Spain's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture; it's one of the most visited palaces in the world with 2.4 million annual visitors

The Alhambra exhibits Spain's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture; it's one of the most visited palaces in the world with 2.4 million annual visitors

Generalife; it was easy to buy tickets online and avoid the long queues; best not to visit in the summer since it gets extremely hot here

Generalife; it was easy to buy tickets online and avoid the long queues; best not to visit in the summer since it gets extremely hot here

I found the intricate interiors of the buildings fascinating; under Islamic law no depictions of living beings are allowed so the walls and ceilings are covered with symbolic, geometric patterns as well as verses from the Koran

I found the intricate interiors of the buildings fascinating; under Islamic law no depictions of living beings are allowed so the walls and ceilings are covered with symbolic, geometric patterns as well as verses from the Koran

The Royal Complex or Nazrid Palace features highly decorative ceilings, intricate stucco work and beautiful tiled floors

The Royal Complex or Nazrid Palace features highly decorative ceilings, intricate stucco work and beautiful tiled floors

Palace of Carlos V features a circular courtyard inside a 56 foot high, 217 foot long square; with no precedent in Renaissance architecture it was considered very avant-garde

Palace of Carlos V features a circular courtyard inside a 56 foot high, 217 foot long square; with no precedent in Renaissance architecture it was considered very avant-garde

Puerta del Vino is one of the oldest constructions at the Alhambra dating from the time of Mohammed II

Puerta del Vino is one of the oldest constructions at the Alhambra dating from the time of Mohammed II

View of old Granada; part of Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist is set at the Alhambra

View of old Granada; part of Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist is set at the Alhambra

Patio de los Arrayanes; center of palace built in the mid 14th century for an emir

Patio de los Arrayanes; center of palace built in the mid 14th century for an emir

At the Alhambra the flag of Ferdinand and Isabella was first raised as a symbol of the conquest of Granada on January 2, 1492

At the Alhambra the flag of Ferdinand and Isabella was first raised as a symbol of the conquest of Granada on January 2, 1492

A small fortress was built on the site in 889AD but the current palace and walls weren't built until the mid 13th century

A small fortress was built on the site in 889AD but the current palace and walls weren't built until the mid 13th century

1832 Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving sparked the interest of tourists and visits to the Alhambra spiked

1832 Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving sparked the interest of tourists and visits to the Alhambra spiked

The Alcazaba, on the west end of the Alhambra, was the original citadel with watch towers and has the best views of Granada

The Alcazaba, on the west end of the Alhambra, was the original citadel with watch towers and has the best views of Granada

Courtyard of the Lions (35m by 20m) was built at the height of Granada's power in the second half of the 14th century; the courtyard is surrounded by 124 white marble columns

Courtyard of the Lions (35m by 20m) was built at the height of Granada's power in the second half of the 14th century; the courtyard is surrounded by 124 white marble columns

Water from the Darro River was piped from 5 miles away to power the many fountains like this one at the Generalife

Water from the Darro River was piped from 5 miles away to power the many fountains like this one at the Generalife

Pomegranate tree loaded with fruit; Granada was named for the pomegranate; Generalife Gardens designed to showcase sustainable agriculture

Pomegranate tree loaded with fruit; Granada was named for the pomegranate; Generalife Gardens designed to showcase sustainable agriculture

Barrio Castrense was a military garrison within the Alcazaba; could easily spend an entire day exploring the Alhambra

Barrio Castrense was a military garrison within the Alcazaba; could easily spend an entire day exploring the Alhambra

The buildings of the Alhambra were originally whitewashed; today the buildings seen are reddish reflecting the red hue from the local clay; Alhambra translate as the red one in Arabic

The buildings of the Alhambra were originally whitewashed; today the buildings seen are reddish reflecting the red hue from the local clay; Alhambra translate as the red one in Arabic

Court of the Water Channel is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval Persian garden

Court of the Water Channel is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval Persian garden

The Granada Cathedral (1561) wasn't built until after the Catholics acquired the Nasrid Kingdom from its Moorish rulers in 1492

The Granada Cathedral (1561) wasn't built until after the Catholics acquired the Nasrid Kingdom from its Moorish rulers in 1492

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Cordoba fascinates with Mezquita but lots more to see

The mosque in the Mezquita was enlarged for the last time in AD 979 (Alhambra wasn't even started until 1237) bringing the whole complex to its current dimensions

The mosque in the Mezquita was enlarged for the last time in AD 979 (Alhambra wasn't even started until 1237) bringing the whole complex to its current dimensions

Puerta de San Estaban at the Mezquita; one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings

Puerta de San Estaban at the Mezquita; one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings

17th century Mezquita belltower reopened to visitors in 2014 after a 24 year restoration

17th century Mezquita belltower reopened to visitors in 2014 after a 24 year restoration

From the belltower it's easy to see the Christian church that was built right inside the world's third largest mosque

From the belltower it's easy to see the Christian church that was built right inside the world's third largest mosque

Enjoyed sharing one of my favorite buildings in the world with these three!

Enjoyed sharing one of my favorite buildings in the world with these three!

Lee and I had visited the Mezquita before but it's truly awe-inspiring even a second time

Lee and I had visited the Mezquita before but it's truly awe-inspiring even a second time

16th century high chapel in the Mezquita; the cathedral took nearly 250 years to complete (1523-1766)

16th century high chapel in the Mezquita; the cathedral took nearly 250 years to complete (1523-1766)

In 1271, instead of destroying the mosque, Christians modified it by building a church inside

In 1271, instead of destroying the mosque, Christians modified it by building a church inside

The Mezquita hints at a refined age when Christians, Muslims and Jews lived side by side and enriched their city with vibrant, diverse cultures

The Mezquita hints at a refined age when Christians, Muslims and Jews lived side by side and enriched their city with vibrant, diverse cultures

The Patio de la Naranjas of the Mezquita was the ablutions area of the former mosque

The Patio de la Naranjas of the Mezquita was the ablutions area of the former mosque

The Mezquita's greatest treasure is the 10th century mihrab (prayer niche) with gold mosaic cubes imported from Byzantium

The Mezquita's greatest treasure is the 10th century mihrab (prayer niche) with gold mosaic cubes imported from Byzantium

The Mezquita's maksura is a former royal enclosure where the caliphs and their retinues prayed

The Mezquita's maksura is a former royal enclosure where the caliphs and their retinues prayed

Nice to visit with pleasant weather since July and August are sizzling here

Nice to visit with pleasant weather since July and August are sizzling here

Mezquita choir was built in 16th and 17th centuries with carved mahogany choir stalls depicting scenes from the Bible

Mezquita choir was built in 16th and 17th centuries with carved mahogany choir stalls depicting scenes from the Bible

The Mezquita's most defining characteristic is its unique terracotta- and white-striped arches; since 1236, without missing a single day, mass has been held here

The Mezquita's most defining characteristic is its unique terracotta- and white-striped arches; since 1236, without missing a single day, mass has been held here

More than 1000 years ago Cordoba was Western Europe's largest and most cultured city

More than 1000 years ago Cordoba was Western Europe's largest and most cultured city

1377 Puerta del Perdon at Mezquita; Christian church was founded on this site in AD 600

1377 Puerta del Perdon at Mezquita; Christian church was founded on this site in AD 600

16 arched Roman Bridge spans the Rio Guadalquivir and formed part of the Via Augusta which ran from Girona in Catalonia to Cadiz

16 arched Roman Bridge spans the Rio Guadalquivir and formed part of the Via Augusta which ran from Girona in Catalonia to Cadiz

Cordoba flourished more than 1000 years ago when it was the capital of Islamic Spain

Cordoba flourished more than 1000 years ago when it was the capital of Islamic Spain

14th century Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is where Ferdinand and Isabella first met Christopher Columbus in 1486

14th century Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is where Ferdinand and Isabella first met Christopher Columbus in 1486

The Alcazar's terraced gardens and fountains; Cordoba is only an hour by train from Seville

The Alcazar's terraced gardens and fountains; Cordoba is only an hour by train from Seville

In the mid-900s Cordoba had a flourishing economy based on agricultural and skilled artisan products; famed city of the three cultures

In the mid-900s Cordoba had a flourishing economy based on agricultural and skilled artisan products; famed city of the three cultures

Cordoba is a very beautiful city and it's a shame that most tourists just see it as a day trip from Seville or Granada

Cordoba is a very beautiful city and it's a shame that most tourists just see it as a day trip from Seville or Granada

The world's largest olive plantations lie just outside Cordoba helping to make it a scenic destination

The world's largest olive plantations lie just outside Cordoba helping to make it a scenic destination

Cordoba historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; city has the highest average high temperatures in July and August for all of Europe at 99 degrees

Cordoba historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; city has the highest average high temperatures in July and August for all of Europe at 99 degrees

Rubbing the toe of Jewish-scholar Maimonides is supposed to bring good luck; Lee tried it last time too

Rubbing the toe of Jewish-scholar Maimonides is supposed to bring good luck; Lee tried it last time too

I was able to enjoy a walk through the old Jewish and Muslim quarters while my amigos had a leisurely lunch

I was able to enjoy a walk through the old Jewish and Muslim quarters while my amigos had a leisurely lunch

Hard to get adjusted to the time in Spain; when we were in Cordoba sunrise was at 8:34 am!

Hard to get adjusted to the time in Spain; when we were in Cordoba sunrise was at 8:34 am!

The 54 meter tall belltower of the Mezquita required a separate ticket to climb but offers the best views of the city

The 54 meter tall belltower of the Mezquita required a separate ticket to climb but offers the best views of the city

Roman Bridge makes for a nice, traffic-free stroll leading up to the Mezquita

Roman Bridge makes for a nice, traffic-free stroll leading up to the Mezquita

Ancient city walls surrounded by Jardines de la Victoria; much easier to navigate outside the walls than in the maze of interior streets

Ancient city walls surrounded by Jardines de la Victoria; much easier to navigate outside the walls than in the maze of interior streets

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Ronda - very scenic and historic Andalucian village

1793 New Bridge over the Tajo Canyon is the main attraction in town

1793 New Bridge over the Tajo Canyon is the main attraction in town

Fun traveling with these 3 in Spain; Ben does get to be a little much after about 5 minutes though :-)

Fun traveling with these 3 in Spain; Ben does get to be a little much after about 5 minutes though :-)

Plaza de Espana; Ronda is considered the most spectacular town in Malaga province

Plaza de Espana; Ronda is considered the most spectacular town in Malaga province

13th century Puerta del Almocabar was the main gateway to the castle

13th century Puerta del Almocabar was the main gateway to the castle

Ronda is an atmospheric town, crowded with tourists, with an evocative, still-tangible history

Ronda is an atmospheric town, crowded with tourists, with an evocative, still-tangible history

Plaza del Socorro is the modern political center of Ronda, it was here that Blas Infante showed off the Andalusian flag and coat of arms for the first time in 1918

Plaza del Socorro is the modern political center of Ronda, it was here that Blas Infante showed off the Andalusian flag and coat of arms for the first time in 1918

1794 Neoclassical bullring is the oldest in Spain; Ronda has storied bullfighting history

1794 Neoclassical bullring is the oldest in Spain; Ronda has storied bullfighting history

Great views from the nice public gardens; it was hot so people flocked to the park benches in the shade

Great views from the nice public gardens; it was hot so people flocked to the park benches in the shade

Great name for a Chinese restaurant in Spain!; Ronda is one of Spain's oldest towns having been established in the 9th century BC

Great name for a Chinese restaurant in Spain!; Ronda is one of Spain's oldest towns having been established in the 9th century BC

Old city walls and castle remains; Alexander Dumas, Orson Welles and Hemingway all spent time writing in Ronda

Old city walls and castle remains; Alexander Dumas, Orson Welles and Hemingway all spent time writing in Ronda

Ceramic tilework does a nice job of showing the town; Lee and I had visited before

Ceramic tilework does a nice job of showing the town; Lee and I had visited before

The 100 meter deep Tajo Canyon divides Ronda in two; part of For Whom the Bell Tolls was supposedly set here

The 100 meter deep Tajo Canyon divides Ronda in two; part of For Whom the Bell Tolls was supposedly set here

Ronda is 100km west of Malaga and has 35,000 residents

Ronda is 100km west of Malaga and has 35,000 residents

Ronda's Romero family (with descendants in Texas perhaps?) played a key role in development of modern Spanish bullfighting.

Ronda's Romero family (with descendants in Texas perhaps?) played a key role in development of modern Spanish bullfighting.

In Islamic times Ronda was filled with mosques and palaces; as a wealthy trading center it was an attractive target for bandits

In Islamic times Ronda was filled with mosques and palaces; as a wealthy trading center it was an attractive target for bandits

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Marrakech-Vibrant city is best choice to experience Morocco

Ben-Youssef Mosque; Marrakech was founded in 1092; the old city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ben-Youssef Mosque; Marrakech was founded in 1092; the old city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Majorelle Gardens provided an oasis of shade; open since 1947, they also house a Museum of Islamic Art

Majorelle Gardens provided an oasis of shade; open since 1947, they also house a Museum of Islamic Art

Marrakech is the 4th largest city in Morocco and one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco as well

Marrakech is the 4th largest city in Morocco and one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco as well

Farewell group dinner at Jemaa el-Fnaa, the world-famous square that is the heart of the city

Farewell group dinner at Jemaa el-Fnaa, the world-famous square that is the heart of the city

The minaret from the Koutoubia Mosque (1199) went on to inspire the Giralda in Seville

The minaret from the Koutoubia Mosque (1199) went on to inspire the Giralda in Seville

Marrakech seemed like a very Western city and even has a female mayor; at times though you were reminded that this is still Africa

Marrakech seemed like a very Western city and even has a female mayor; at times though you were reminded that this is still Africa

12th century Bab Agnaou gate is one of 20 entrances to the old town; the ramparts of the city have a length of almost 20 miles

12th century Bab Agnaou gate is one of 20 entrances to the old town; the ramparts of the city have a length of almost 20 miles

The Berber pharmacies had treatments for everything as well as every spice imaginable; we sat through a presentation since Linda wanted to buy spices to take home

The Berber pharmacies had treatments for everything as well as every spice imaginable; we sat through a presentation since Linda wanted to buy spices to take home

The Room of the 12 Columns at the Saadian Tombs; the monuments are made of Carrara marble

The Room of the 12 Columns at the Saadian Tombs; the monuments are made of Carrara marble

Ceiling in 19th century Bahia Palace; palace was built by the Grand Vizier of Marrakech for his 4 wives and 24 concubines plus all the kids

Ceiling in 19th century Bahia Palace; palace was built by the Grand Vizier of Marrakech for his 4 wives and 24 concubines plus all the kids

The El Badi Palace was built around 1600 and is a larger version of the Alhambra's Court of the Lions

The El Badi Palace was built around 1600 and is a larger version of the Alhambra's Court of the Lions

Saadian Tombs; the tourist sights in Marrakech are very spread out; since cars are prohibited from much of the old town it means you do a lot of walking

Saadian Tombs; the tourist sights in Marrakech are very spread out; since cars are prohibited from much of the old town it means you do a lot of walking

In 2011 a bomb attack in Jemaa el-Fnaa square killed 15 people, mainly foreigners; the attack was attributed to al-Qaeda

In 2011 a bomb attack in Jemaa el-Fnaa square killed 15 people, mainly foreigners; the attack was attributed to al-Qaeda

Linda wanted her photo taken with one of the Barbary macaques in the main square; there are no set prices and the money she gave the macaques owner was considered inadequate and he gave us some words

Linda wanted her photo taken with one of the Barbary macaques in the main square; there are no set prices and the money she gave the macaques owner was considered inadequate and he gave us some words

Ben-Youssef Mosque; I think I was most impressed by the ceilings in Moroccan landmarks; always detailed craftsmanship and beautiful

Ben-Youssef Mosque; I think I was most impressed by the ceilings in Moroccan landmarks; always detailed craftsmanship and beautiful

12th century Ben Youssef Mosque is the oldest in Marrakech; today it is only half the size of the original

12th century Ben Youssef Mosque is the oldest in Marrakech; today it is only half the size of the original

The reigning Moroccan monarch Mohammed VI is very pro-tourist and wants to draw 20 million tourists per year to Morocco by 2020

The reigning Moroccan monarch Mohammed VI is very pro-tourist and wants to draw 20 million tourists per year to Morocco by 2020

Men were constantly trying to give us directions and take us places; the directions were often wrong since they were trying to get us to shops where they would get a commission if we bought anything

Men were constantly trying to give us directions and take us places; the directions were often wrong since they were trying to get us to shops where they would get a commission if we bought anything

The Majorelle Garden was bought and restored by Yves St Laurent

The Majorelle Garden was bought and restored by Yves St Laurent

Ceiling in Bahia Palace; hundreds of craftsmen were brought in from Fes to work on the tile, stucco and wood

Ceiling in Bahia Palace; hundreds of craftsmen were brought in from Fes to work on the tile, stucco and wood

Bahia Palace; when completed it was considered the finest in Morocco; there are certain colors you would always see in Islamic tilework

Bahia Palace; when completed it was considered the finest in Morocco; there are certain colors you would always see in Islamic tilework

The El Badi Palace is now mainly ruins except for the outer walls but you do get a sense of the enormity of the palace

The El Badi Palace is now mainly ruins except for the outer walls but you do get a sense of the enormity of the palace

The Saadian tombs were built in the 16th century; they were lost for many years until the French rediscovered them in 1917 using aerial photography

The Saadian tombs were built in the 16th century; they were lost for many years until the French rediscovered them in 1917 using aerial photography

Bahia Palace ceiling; Marrakech is the French spelling but in English the city is usually Marrakesh

Bahia Palace ceiling; Marrakech is the French spelling but in English the city is usually Marrakesh

Rooms in the Bahia Palace often had double doorways to protect occupants from being seen from the outside

Rooms in the Bahia Palace often had double doorways to protect occupants from being seen from the outside

Ornate Bahia Palace was setting for several scenes from Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much

Ornate Bahia Palace was setting for several scenes from Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much

Bahia Palace is set on 2 acres of gardens with many of the rooms opening onto large courtyards

Bahia Palace is set on 2 acres of gardens with many of the rooms opening onto large courtyards

Bahia Palace; so many unique ceiling designs here; did the wives each pick out the ceilings they wanted?

Bahia Palace; so many unique ceiling designs here; did the wives each pick out the ceilings they wanted?

Bahia Palace ceiling; Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco

Bahia Palace ceiling; Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco

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