Dar Batḥa (Arabic: دار البطحاء, pronounced Bat-ḥaa), or Qasr al-Batḥa (Arabic: قصر البطحاء), is a former royal palace in the city of Fez, Morocco. The palace was commissioned by the Alaouite Sultan Hassan I in the late 19th century and finished under his successor Abdelaziz. It was converted into a museum of historical arts and crafts in 1915 with a collection that now comprises over 6,500 objects. The palace is located near Bab Bou Jeloud at the western edge of Fes el-Bali, the old medina quarter of the city, and close to Fes el-Jdid, the new medina quarter.
Another historic palace, the Dar al-Beida (Arabic: الدار البيضاء), was originally part of the same complex but was split off for other official uses in the 20th century and remains an official residence today, inaccessible to the public.
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Mark Salamone | Sep 19, 2017
Small but interesting museum. The signs provide little detail, and are in French and Arabic only. There's a lovely garden in the center. I spent about 45 minutes in a slow, methodical walk through.
Muntazir Mehdi | May 2, 2017
Oh man, what happened to Fez. The culture and tradition is losing its place real quick. Its just become another commercial hangout place. Be careful in night at this place.
Jonas Puzinas | Jan 30, 2018
Quiet place but nothing to see here
Rodrigo Bastias | Jan 24, 2017
I have been Traveling in the last 7 years, and I would like to say that this Place is extremely Beautiful! Even more when you are here! Full of Colours, its people and weather...AMAZING! Would you like to see more about all the places that I have been? CHECK MY PROFILE!
Michael Goodine | Jan 25, 2017
A fine collection, but the descriptions in French and Arabic are very basic, just mentioning the era and style. It is hard to appreciate what you are seeing here unless you already know a lot about the region's history. Nice building and grounds, though.
zeeshan tirmizi | May 19, 2018
Wonderful place in Fes. Just outside the blue gate. Beautiful gardens. An oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. Small entry fee. Might need to leave your rucksacks with the security. Museum houses interesting clothes, carpets and crockery mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Would need to set aside 2/3 hours for the visit.
cellula45 | Jul 8, 2018
Small exposition, nice garden, small entrance fee(10MAD).But be aware of guides, they aren't part of museum and after 10min of poor English they will ask for money.
Bassem Sulaymani | Jul 14, 2018
A small museum, photographed in the exhibits, is not allowed. A nice little garden inside. Description of the exhibits of the museum in French and Arabic.
Emma Cooper | Jun 14, 2018
Not a lot there. Some pretty bits and it is something to do. No English translations either so to know what anything is you can hire a guide. Got about 10 minutes for 50dr which wasn't great.
Matt Ellerby | Jun 22, 2018
Lovely gardens, beautiful buildings limited museum exhibits.
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