You will be surprised by the size of Dar el Ma. This “house of water” overlooking the Agdal basin which used to contain a dozen or so water cisterns. Forty metres deep, they supplied the Imperial city. The water was drawn using norias activated by horses. A reconstruction of this is displayed next to the edifice.
Here, everything is huge, like the thickness of the walls (4 metres in parts) which produced an ideal cool temperature to store cereals and forage in the gigantic warehouses. You should also visit the breathtaking stables that were said to house 12,000 horses! The perspectives of this building are spectacular but the elegance of the construction, with the surrounding vegetation, makes this old “house of water” a charming place.