Things to Do in Marrakech

Things To Do In Marrakech

Marrakech city is one of ancient Morocco’s imperial cities. It is also one of the busiest tourist destinations in Morocco. The city was founded in 1062 to be the imperial capital of the Almoravid Empire. During the 12th Century, the Almoravid built many monuments. They reflect the Andalusian design to be an impressive city. Moreover, Marrakech takes the name of the Red City. In the time of the Almoravids Empire, many buildings were constructed on red sandstone. Besides, the history, culture, architecture and bright colours present the authenticity of the city. That is to say, the city offers the best things to do. Here are the common things you should not miss during your Morocco tours from Marrakech.

Things to do in Marrakech Jemaa el fnaa

Jemaa El-Fnaa

It is the main square time beside the Medina. It is the main square time beside the Medina. Thus, Jamaa El-Fna is a place for locals and tourists throughout the day. In the afternoon, the square presents snack charmers, Barbary monkeys, orange juice stalls and water sellers. However, the square becomes a local food stall at night. It offers tagines, couscous, skewers and spiced soup with lentils and chickpeas.

things to do in Marrakech old Medina

The Old Medina

The old Medina is the cultural and economic centre of the city. Besides, it is home to most tourist attraction that dates back to the Almoravid era. Getting lost in the maze of Medina is the best experience. Therefore, you will admire everything you come across. The vibrant souk and narrow streets with thousands of handicrafts offer many things to enjoy. So, the old Median is one of the best things to visit in Marrakech.

Koutoubia Mosque

The mosque is the most landmark in Marrakech. It is visible thanks to its striking tall minaret tower at 77 m. Thus, it is the largest mosque in Marrakech that in Almoravid Caliph founded in 1147. The mosque lies near Jemaa El-Fnaa. And it is decorated with different geometric arch motifs. Non-Muslim tourists cannot enter, but you admire its architecture and walk around the beautiful garden.

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Saadian Tombs

The Saadian tombs are the historical royal necropolis in this city. During the Saadian dynasty, the Saadian members continued to be buried in these tombs. Hence, Sultan Ahmed El-Mansour decided to build memorials to honour lives that were close to him. And of course, it includes a specific place for him to rest in his death. The necropolis is the most tourist attraction in Marrakech. It offers a garden and architectural design, too.

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Bahia Palace

It is one of the grand and most beautiful places in Marrakech. Si Musa is one of the black families who served the Morocco Army in 1859. He had begun to build the construction before he died. However, his son, Ahmed Ibn Musa, continued building the place during the 19th century to commemorate his wife, Bahia. Today, it is an artistic masterpiece that presents the Andalusian Moroccan culture and history.

what to visit in Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle

The garden is one of the most charming gardens in Morocco. The French artist, Jacques Majorelle created this Jarden almost forty years. It is an environment with outer walls that consists of alleyways on different levels. In addition, it consists of colourful buildings that combine Art Deco and Moorish influences. Besides, the Garden offers a beautiful view and a relaxing atmosphere.

El Badi Palace

The  Saadian Sultan, Ahmed Al-Manson, built this palace to celebrate his victory. It was against the Portuguese army in 1578 in the battle of Three kings. Yet, Sultan Moulay Ismail took the wealth in this palace in 1696 to build the imperial city of Meknes. There is nothing left, but a huge courtyard of carved gardens with orange trees and high walls. 

Menara Gardens

The free and larger public gardens in Marrakech. The Almoravid dynasty established this garden in the 12th century. Therefore, it consists of a large pool and pavilion surrounded by olive and palm plantations. It is also a popular park where families enjoy the peace and escape the bustling city. Marrakech is a city that leads to many sites, especially the desert. Here is one of the desert tours from Marrakech; 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.

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