Wilaya de Marrakech Things to Do

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Wilaya de Marrakech Things to Do

  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This is easily Marrakesh's main sight and a place where you can easily spend a couple of hours just walking around or watching the scene. Here, you will find all kinds of arts and all kinds of food in an entertaining setting. The square is what comes the closest to a place out of 1001 nights and is known for its snake charmers, henna tattooists and...

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  • Souks

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Yes some of the store owners are rude if you do not buy. but ignore them they are not like most. Move on to a good store. Top tip. Do not ask the price if you are not really interested in buying. If you start to negotiate you will be expected to buy when a good price is met. Allow time, be friendly and respectful, do not be to aggressive and the...

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  • Majorelle Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I visited the garden November 2014 and was a little disappointed. The botany was bland and repetitive and took twenty minutes to view. It scores 5 out of ten. It is probably worth one visit but no more

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  • Medina

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I must confess that I was not impressed by the Medina, in Marrakesh. After visiting Tetouan, Tangier, Casablanca, and specially Fes, this Medina seemed a common commercial quarter, without the strong sensations lived in Fes. Of course, for a first contact with Moroccan way of life the sensation may be totally different, but

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  • El Bahia Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 rooms, each one of which is decorated to the highest degree in marble tadelakt plaster, zellige terracotta tiles and polished cedar ceilings - all...

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  • Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The city of Marrakesh was captured by Almohads after the death of the Almoravid leader Ali ibn Yusuf in 1147. The Almohads did not want any trace of religious monuments built by the Almoravids, their staunch enemies, as they considered them heretics. The mosque is also know as the Mosque of Booksellers, because of the street book vendors that used...

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  • Saadian Tombs

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    What is today one of the main sights in Marrakesh, was left into decay until 1917. The tombs were used as a kind of backyard until air photography revealed what kind of treasure was hidden in the city. Since then, the tombs have been restored to former glory. The artwork of tiles is amazing! The tombs were constructed for the rulers of the Saadian...

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  • El Badi Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 storks that live around the palace walls.It is worth going up to the terrace from which you get nice views of Marrakech as well as getting an idea of...

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  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 the street will give you a hint - they aren't that common in the city. Once inside you will find yourself in what was once the biggest Islamic school...

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  • Hamman - Spa

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 had the 45 minute hammam and 1 hour massage package, which we felt was very good value for money based on home prices, considering how nice the spa...

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  • Marrakech Museum

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 decor are spectacular. Buy a combined ticket to the museum, Medersa, and ruined mosque to get a reduced fee. There is a small cafe for reasonably priced...

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  • Menara Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 during the 16th century by the Saadi dynasty. It was renovated in 1869 by Sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco, who used to stay here in summertime. The gardens...

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  • City Wall

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 cresting sunset. These behemoths can reach nearly 20 feet in height, and stretch for 19 complete kilometers around the city, maintaining 20 gates and 200...

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  • Tanneries

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 I am sure the majority of independent travellers have similar experiences to mine! This tip is not going to tell you about how the same methods,...

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  • Gueliz

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 boulevards, not mazes of alleyways, of plumbing, showers, supermarkets, central heating and a regular supply of electricity. It's the modern part of...

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  • La Mamounia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 many a famous movie, including Hitchcock's The Man who knew too much, as well as being the backdrop to a wedding party for Vladimir Putin's daughter in...

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  • Snake Charmers

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    One of the must do things in Marrakech and one of the most careful things you must be ready for ..... The Jemaa D'Fna square is full of people reading your fortune, people walking around with monkeys and various other types of entertainment both during the day and night ...... but the most interesting part is the snake charmers ..... These snakes...

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  • The Mellah

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 century. Jewish and Muslim refugees fled from Spain to seek safety in Morocco in 1942, this area continued to grow, and businesses flourished. During...

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  • Dyers District

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 books) The boy who'd shown me to this yard appeared and took me across the alley, and through a shop, which led onto a yard, where I found what I was...

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  • Oureka Valley

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 with the views of the Palamaraie grove plantations!

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  • Berber Pharmacies

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 not transparent - if you can see through the bottle/oil it is fake. It is good for many uses such as brittle nails, dry hair, aging/dull skin, lips,...

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  • Bab Agnaou

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This beautiful gate from 1185 is named after the slaves which entered the Kasbah (Royal District) through it. It was part of the walls of the old Medina and of the oldest preserved structures in town. The horseshoe-shaped arches are decorated with ornaments and inscriptions, including Quranic verses.

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  • Essaouira

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 great Atlantic breakers don't breach its seawall defences. In between a beach as sandy as the Sahara curves along the coast, like a bite of ocean...

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  • Dar Si Said

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    It's a cultural museum with needlecraft, tapestries, carpets and items of clothing. There are also ceramics, musical instruments, jewellery and photos. Something really fascinating, there are some chairs from a hand-cranked carousel! The rooms are spacious and arranged over two floors. Photography is not permitted but there are few officials and...

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  • Kasbah Mosque

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 then again by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah. Similar to the Koutoubia Minaret but not as impressive. The mosque is not open to non Muslims.

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  • Berber Carpets

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The carpet warehouse is a Government Co-operative retailing genuine quality carpets. We walked up the staircase to the 3rd floor looking for toilets and entered a room where carpets were being manufactured. We were informed this area was for demonstration purposes. Six months after returning home we are very pleased with our hall runner, it...

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  • Qzadria Square - Place des Ferblantiers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    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 part of the old Jewish marketplace. In the market you will see lantern makers in their workshops crafting their products.

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  • Ouzoud Falls

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I booked a day trip on-line before arriving in Marrakech, but when I did arrive, I was not happy with how the tour operator just changed my itinerary completely! So, I cancelled the tour I bought on-line and I was left with deciding on what to do for the day. Fortunately, the hotel I was at had day tours available and they were easy to book and...

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  • La Palmeraie

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    I visited this area of Marrakesh by the Hop on - Hop off Marrakech tour bus (see my transport tip for more details) It's also a short taxi ride from the city centre if you don't want to use this bus Some exclusive hotels and houses, golf courses (where the King of Morocco can often be spotted playing a round of golf!), quad biking and camel...

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  • Atlas Mountains

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    You can take a good trip Over the Atlas Mountains and into the Saharan Desert. The trip takes 3 days and costs from 950dh (65gpb) I travelled on my own and joined a group of 4. Marrakech - Merzouga Trough the valley of roses & gorges of Dades & Todgha 3 days - 2 nights (1 night in the hotel + 1 night in the bivouac) Tel . fax (044)...

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  • Ensemble Artisanal

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    In the Ensemble Artisanal there are carpet weavers, musical instrument makers, leather workers, wood workers and many more crafts people. The centre has government controlled prices, and although not as much a spectacle as the souks, it is well worth a visit. Tthis modern but very picturesque complex of buildings housing various craft workers is it...

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  • Morocco Excursions Company

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Morocco Excursions Tours are available 360 days of the year and start from anywhere in Morocco. You can choose from the suggested tours or they can customize an itinerary. Morocco Excursions Company offer group or solo excursions,if the itineraries that they offer does not match what you're looking for ,contact them and they we will prepare the...

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  • Jardin Majorelle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    These gardens were created in the 1920's by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and now maintained by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. With dwarf palms, bamboo groves and lily ponds, these gardens are worth a quick visit if you want a break from the chaos of central Marrakesh (no, I've not nicked these words from a travel guide). If you...

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  • Maison Tiskiwin

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This small quirky museum is quite pleasant to wander around. It is the home of a Dutch ex-pat called Bert Flint. (I'm not sure if he is the man in the doorway in the photo below) This old house is still under reconstruction, you can wander around the rooms accompanied by the sound of hammering and drilling! Various rooms have exhibits of Berber...

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  • Caleches

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    A good way of seeing Marrakech especially around the walls is to hire a caleche.Prices are listed for some of the tours but if you drive a hard bargain you could pay around 90 dirhams for 1 hour. You can find the caleches close to the Koutoubia Mosque,by the Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia Palace.

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  • Place Rabha Kdima

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Place Rhaba Kdima is situated in the middle of the souks. This former slave market is a centre for medicine sellers and healers and is often referred to as Apothecary Square. It is one of the few open areas in this part of the Medina. An interesting way to see this area is as part of a circular walk from Jemaa el Fna to Rhaba Kdima via Souk...

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  • Berber Villages

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    i went on a hiking holiday in the atlas mountains. So i didn t like to do it with a large group from a large tourcompany so i searched for a small local travel agency and I find Abdellah. He s a real local guy (berber) and really a fantastic guide . He arranged the whole tour for 300 euro less then the other travel agencies here in Belgium (and...

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  • Mouassine Fountain

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    This unusual fountain is near the Mouassine Mosque (16th century Saadian) At the beginning of the 20th century, Marrakesh had over 80 fountains, which provided water for the mosques, public baths and orchards. The fountain has 3 sections- 2 are arched and one has a decorative carved wooden canopy- this one is for humans, the other 2 are for...

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  • Saadian Fountain

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The name given to this fountain/water source is translated as 'drink and admire'. I wanted to find, see and photograph this as its described in my book as a Saadian fountain and as being one of the most beautiful in the medina of Marrakech. Built during the reign of Ahmed el-Mansour (who reigned 1578-1603) it is shaded by a carved cedar awning...

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  • Marrakech Tourist Bus

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The Marrakech Tourist Bus is an open-top, 'hop on, hop off' bus tour of the city. Tickets can be purchased (on board) for either 24 of 48 hours. They are owned by the massive Spanish owned ALSA transport group. They certify the safety and training of all their drivers. They have 2 routes you can choose to see (or both!) - The Oasis Circuit and the...

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  • Almoravid Koubba

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Built in 1147, in is one of the few preserved buildings from th Almoravid era. This place was once the bathhouse of an Almoravid Mosque, but fell into disuse and got built over by other structures from the Ben Youssef Mosque until it disappeared from sight in the 19th century. Only in 1948, it was rediscovered. It was only after I returned that I...

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  • Places Around Marrakesh

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    The day trip was a great way to escape the busy city and see another side to Marrakech, our guide Younes was friendly, incredibly knowledgable and took time to show us all the sites and explain about the three valleys, Moroccan history, and Berber way of life. The really special thing about this tour is the exclusive lunch on the roof terrace of a...

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  • Belly Dancers

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    A few quiet drinks on the way back to the hotel on the last night ended in a surprising way, as three belly dancers emerged stage right to treat us to a display. Pretty girls the three of them so naturally, I had to take photos of them (the third photo didn't come out very well). This seems to be something that despite Islam, surprisingly spread...

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  • Merzouga Desert

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Tutti IN Morocco Travel made our March, 2015 12 day trip to Morocco one that we will never forget. Salem was great in helping us prepare. E-mails we answered almost instantly. Our driver, Ali, was not only a knowledgable guide, but he was also a very easy travel companion. He offered some last minute changes while on the road to allow us to adapt...

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  • La Plage Rouge

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    If you want to escape from the city and relax with the Morrocan jet set in a "Maldive look a like place" this is it. A gient pool, surounded by palm trees, sand etc. It´s quite expensive, but you get your private waiter for the day. Every night a live band is playing in front of the pool at around 22.30.

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    This riad is consider the oldest- may be the fiart- and best riad in Marrakech. Hoever. it is a bet...

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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