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Located in the ancient imperial city of Fez, Morocco, the Dar Batha Museum is a testament to the richness of the city’s artisanal heritage. Housed in a former palace, the museum boasts one of Morocco’s most treasured collections of traditional arts and crafts.

Getting There The Dar Batha Museum is situated in the Batha district, a few minutes’ walk from the famous Bab Boujloud or the Blue Gate. Fez can be reached by train or bus from major Moroccan cities or by plane to the Fez-Saïss Airport. The museum is easily accessible by taxi, on foot, or by utilizing local bus routes.

Attractions

  1. The Collection: The museum hosts an extensive collection of traditional Moroccan arts, including ceramics, woodwork, carpets, textiles, and metalwork.
  2. Architecture and Gardens: The former palace is a terrific example of Hispano-Moorish architecture, noted for its intricately carved stucco and cedar wood. Complementing the building is a peaceful Andalusian garden, filled with orange and lemon trees, and a beautiful central fountain.
  3. Pottery: Fez was renowned for its pottery, and the Dar Batha Museum holds an impressive array of historic Fassi blue ceramics and zellige tilework.

Tips & Advice

  1. Guided Tours: To gain the full historical context, consider hiring a local guide or be part of a guided tour.
  2. Time of Visit: The museum and its garden provide a peaceful retreat from the bustling Fez Medina. It’s particularly beautiful in spring when the orange trees are in blossom.
  3. Photography: Don’t forget your camera. The beautifully tiled floors, ornate carving, and tranquil garden offer excellent photo opportunities.

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