After enjoying a fabulous breakfast at the NOSADE Venue, I strolled through the lively streets of Marrakech and was once again overwhelmed by the variety of impressions. The colorful souks, the scent of spices, and the fascinating architecture cast a spell over me.
But today I had a special destination in mind: the Dar El Bacha Museum.
Also known as the Palais Moulay el Yazid, the Dar El Bacha tells the story of a bygone era. It was built in the early 20th century and once served as the residence of Thami El Glaoui, the famous Pasha of Marrakech.

Today, after being reopened in 2017 by the FNM (Fondation nationale des musées), the palace is a thriving museum that transports visitors into the rich history and culture of Morocco.

The architecture of the palace is a true masterpiece. The magnificent inner courtyards with their ornate mosaics and elaborate stucco are reminiscent of the past. The palace consists of several buildings connected by a series of courtyards and gardens. The gardens, surrounded on all four sides by rooms with Moroccan elements such as fountains and orange trees as well as traditional seating areas, represent a classic example of Moroccan riad architecture.

My path led me further inside the Dar El Bacha Museum, where I discovered a variety of exhibits such as traditional Moroccan handicrafts, ceramics, jewelry, carpets, and historical paintings. I particularly liked the traditional Moroccan woodwork and its richness of detail.

The magical aroma of coffee in the air took me further to a very special place. Nestled in the inner courtyards of the palace there is the famous Bacha Coffee House.

The walls of the café are adorned with wallpaper depicting tropical flora and exotic birds, as well as neatly lined up identical coffee cans that entice every guest with their delicious aroma. The coffee menu, orange like the cans, offers around 200 different Arabica coffees from 33 countries, from dark chocolate and almond to orange and licorice flavors. The selection is huge making it quite difficult for me to choose a coffee.
The waiters turn every coffee order into an unforgettable experience, which can optionally be complemented by a culinary accompaniment from the café’s own patisserie.

The café is quite small and always busy. As reservations are not accepted, it is advisable to visit the café first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. The adjacent Bacha Coffee Boutique is also a great place to spend a short wait.

If you would like to see the glamorous palace, the special landmark of Marrakech, for yourself, you can do so from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 for an entrance fee of 60 dirhams. Students benefit from free entry on Wednesdays and Fridays. A guided tour of the museum is a rewarding experience to fully understand the history and significance of the exhibits.

The Dar El Bacha Museum with its sensational Bacha Coffee House is undoubtedly a place not to be missed when visiting Marrakech. Here you can immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this fascinating place and let yourself be enchanted by its magic over a delicious cup of coffee. The lush gardens and cozy courtyards offer a moment of tranquility, while you can enjoy the breathtaking view over the city from the numerous balconies and terraces.

The immediate proximity of Dar El Bacha to the NOSADE Venue is particularly convenient. At the end of an inspiring day, I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and traditional Moroccan hospitality of the NOSADE Venue while reflecting on the impressions of the day.

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