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Dar Si Said National Museum Of Weaving And Carpets

Dar Si Saïd, a grand palatial residence built in the late 19th century under the patronage of Si Saïd Ben Moussa, Minister of War during Sultan Alaouite Moulay Abdelaziz’s reign, stands as a symbol of Morocco. Its story is one of adaptation and evolution, reflecting the changing needs of its community over time.

Initially constructed as a residence showcasing power and prestige, Dar Si Saïd took on new roles as the years passed. In 1930, it became home to the Indigenous Art Service and artisan workshops, fostering the creation of intricate masterpieces within its walls.

By 1957, the house had undergone further transformation, with one part dedicated to artisan workshops and the other serving as a museum of art and tradition. It even housed a primary school and Marrakesh‘s pioneering radio station on its upper floors, demonstrating its versatility and importance within the community.

Today, Dar Si Saïd is celebrated as the National Museum of Weaving and Carpets, preserving over 4,000 artifacts of Moroccan art and craftsmanship. Tickets are 30 dirhams per person and its doors are open to visitors every day except Tuesday, offering a glimpse into Moroccan heritage through its permanent collections and rotating exhibitions.

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