Marrakesh Things to Do

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  • 1. Djamaa El Fna - Square

    To describe what is on this place and what is special is to best explain what there is and isnt on this square and its hard to imagine something which isnt there at some point of the day... food...

  • 2. Majorelle Gardens

    Majorelle Gardens were donated to Marrakech by Yves Sant-Laurent. Yves has a phallic pink memorial in the gardens. Although Morocco is a relatively liberal Islamic country, it's still slightly odd to...

  • 3. Souks

    Deep inside the souks you can find a small square open up and draw you inside with its sound and colours. This is the spice market. In the centre of the square you will find the itinerant vendors,...

  • 4. El Bahia Palace

    The royal Bahia Palace was built to impress. It was intended to be the finest building in the world, and took a legion of master craftsmen shipped in from Fez 15 years to complete. It consists of 160...

  • 5. El Badi Palace

    At 10 dirhams for entry this is a must place for a visit.Once inside the palace you enter a peaceful retreat from the way of life outside.The only sound that we heard was the click click from the many...

  • 6. Medina

    Judaism arrived in Morocco before Islam, around 70AD and was the most successful of the monotheistic religions, converting many a Berber to the faith. The Jewish population in the country swelled...

  • 7. Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    At 77 meters, the Koutoubia mosque is the most prominent sight in Marrakech, and its tallest building. Nothing in the city is allowed to be built higher than this mosque, not even the Royal Palace. It...

  • 8. Saadian Tombs

    These tombs, discovered in 1917, date back to the 17th century and belong to the Sultan of Morocco, his family and entourage. On their own the tombs are quite plain - there is a deliberate modesty to...

  • 9. Hamman - Spa

    This really is an amazing spa, the building is beautiful! The hammam and massage were very good too. Make sure you have time on your hands and make the most of relaxing in the luxury surroundings. We...

  • 10. Mederssa Ben Youssef

    As you approach the Madrasa through Marrakech's dusty streets there's not much to suggest what you will find behind its plain wooden doors. Maybe the ornately tiled series of horseshoe arches across...

  • 11. Marrakech Museum

    The building itself is the main reason for visiting this beautiful museum, a former 19th century palace. The exhibits including some contemporary art are worthwhile, but the tile work and general...

  • 12. Tanneries

    Before I went I read 'Although the tanneries in Marrakech are not as well known as those in Fez, you'll still find enough to keep your attention for hours.' This was sadly not to be my experience and...

  • 13. Dyers District

    After a pleasant time spent learning about the dyes and 'dressing up' ;-) (see previous tip!)I tried to explain that I wanted to see the skeins of wool hanging to dry (as I'd seen on post cards/guide...

  • 14. Menara Gardens

    The Menara Gardens were built in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min. The name menara derives from the pavillon with its small green pyramid roof (menzeh). The pavilion was built...

  • 15. La Mamounia

    La Mamounia isn't just a hotel - it is a legend approaching mythical status. It is a place of extreme luxury, and has hosted dignitaries as noble as Sir Winston Churchill. It's been the backdrop to...

  • 16. City Wall

    The walls of the Medina in Marrakech, also known as the ramparts, are what lend the city its famous shade of pink. They are made from orange-red clay and chalk, and shimmer red in the heat of a...

  • 17. Gueliz

    The name Gueliz comes from the Arabic bastardization of the French word "eglise" meaning church. That's the long way of understanding that Gueliz is a colonial construction - a place of wide...

  • 18. Oureka Valley

    Doing the Ourika Valley and Quad Bikes are a definite must in Marrakech, this way you have fun and enjoy the scenic surroundings around you. Ourika valley with views of the Atlas mountains and Quads...

  • 19. The Mellah

    Mellahs are the old Jewish Quarters of Moroccan cities and towns. The Mellah of Marrakesh is located within the city walls, south of the Bahia Palace. This area was established during the 16th...

  • 20. Berber Pharmacies

    Argan Oil is a very rare and precious oil which has been used for centuries by the Berber tribes of Morocco and there are dozens of shops and vendors just waiting to sell some to you. NB: Argon oil is...

  • 21. Bab Agnaou

    The entrance to the Kasbah is via Bab Agnou, a twelfth century gate that gave access to the Caliph's residential quarter. The gate comprises of overlapping horseshoe arches carved from local cedar...

  • 22. Dar Si Said

    This ‘dar’ originally was built as a mansion by royal chamberlain Sidi Saýd, a brother of ‘Minister’ Bou Ahmed - who extended the Bahia Palacre- in the 19th century. This ‘dar’ can be considered as a...

  • 23. Qzadria Square - Place des Ferblantiers

    The Places des Ferblantiers is quite close to the Bahia Palace. Part of it is quite a nice rose garden. The square is known as the tinsmiths square and was originally called Place de Mellah and was...

  • 24. Essaouira

    There can't be many beaches to compare to Essaouira. At one end a castle in the sand collapses into the frothing blue water, at the other a grand medina sits on rocky outcrop praying each day that the...

  • 25. Kasbah Mosque

    Near the Bab Agnaou gate is the Kasbah Mosque which is known as el-Mansouria. It was named after Sultan Ahmed el Mansour who had it built in 1190 During Moulay Abdullah’s reign it was restored and...

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    Mar 30, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Booked a great excursion from agadir to Marrakech with Ecolodge adventures , we really enjoyed visiting all the attractions

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