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Ruined remnants of Saadian wealth
The Badii Palace (Palais El Badii) was constructed over 25 years in the late 16th and early 17th century during the reign of Saadian Sultan Ahmed El-Mansour.
A lavish proposition, Badii Palace is the product of wealth attained via victories against Portugal and dripping with gold from recently captured Timbuktu, it was sacked less than a century later when the Merenids took over and moved the capital to Meknès. Today there is nothing but pockmarked walls and ruins, but the scale is still impressive.