It’s all about Bahia
Well, this is all about Bahia. This palace in Marrakesh took my breath away.
The palace showcases an incredibly harmonious blend of both Andalusian and Moorish architecture.
The beauty of its interior is famous, with walls featuring stucco carved with geometric patterns, arabesques and muqarnas (a form of ornamental vaulting in Islamic architecture) or hand-carved wooden wall coverings. You’ll see impressive cedar-wood ceilings painted with colourful floral patterns, along with the carved and painted wooden canopies of major doorways. There are stained glass windows at every turn, marble features, original paintings on cedar and beach wood and massive zellig-tiled fireplaces throughout. And its floors are paved with marble, artistic mosaics and beautiful zellig tiles…
Several fountains, along with orange, cypress, jasmine and banana trees, decorate the older part of the Bahia palace garden.
The carved marbles with the contrasting green of its lush gardens, inspired my Bahia glass collection, in different shades of green and shiny silver accents.
It is such a dreamy scenery, that it has served as the backdrop for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster movies over the years, and these include Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.
Bahia Palace is recognized as an important UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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