Discover the magic of the Palace by artist Claudio Bravo
Trip from Agadir: 1h30mn / 110kms – Duration of the visit: 2 hours
The Claudio Bravo Palace is a magical place, still bathed in the presence of Claudio Bravo, the great hyperrealist painter who built it. Since 1972, the artist, of Chilean origin, had made Morocco his place of life and creativity.
He praised the exceptional light so present in his paintings and that he knew how to keep in his various homes: in Tangier, where he had succeeded in capturing the clarity of the Mediterranean, then in Marrakech and definitely in Taroudant where he ended his life.
The palace, which covers 75 hectares 8 km from Taroudant, at the foot of the High Atlas, is now open to visitors. The main body is separated into several wings and structures, connected to each other by interior courtyards and covered passages. These separate wings house living rooms and bedrooms, as well as the private suites and Claudio Bravo’s studio where many of his works were born.
All around the building, works and canvases by Claudio Bravo and his friends (such as Pablo Picasso) are visible, giving the impression that the artist has just come out. Claudio Bravo’s mausoleum also houses a unique and impressive collection of ancient Moroccan vases and ceramics. At the other end of the estate are the stables which still house horses.
In the Park, the multitude of trails invite you to discover sculptures and a selection of exotic plants. This palace has become an extraordinary museum. As a bonus, you will have a tea break in front of a reconstruction of Menara and the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas in the background.
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Entrance fee for a guided tour: 200 dirhams (20 €) per person
How to get there:
From Taroudant, take the North road towards Tamaloukt. You will find the Museum at point: 30.550399, -8.876748