Enjoy your time in Morocco, discover our travel guide to the best things to do in Marrakech, including the best museums, hammams, palaces and souks.
Marrakech is the second largest city of Morocco and is known as the Red City. It has about 800,000 inhabitants and most of the houses are colored read. Marrakech MedinaIt is truly a colorful city of entertainment and is called the one of the pearls of morocco. It is the major economic center and has several upcoming industries and markets.
Here are the 10 best things to do in Marrakech city :
1/ Jardin Majorelle :
The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Marrakech. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden.
The Bahia Palace is a palace and a set of gardens located in Marrakech, It was built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time.
3/Maison de la Photographie
A three-storey riad-turned-gallery housing the vintage Moroccan photography collection of Patrick Menac’h and Marrakshi Hamid Mergani
Souk Semmarine is the biggest of the local markets in the city called souks . Rugs, leather goods, silverware and crockery of all shapes and sizes are on offer in this labyrinth .
5/Souk Place des Épices
Place des Épices is the traditional spice souk where you’ll find merchants selling everything from allspice to ras al hanout (a mix of more than a dozen spices).
6/El Badi Palace
El Badi Palace is a ruined palace located in Marrakech. It was commissioned by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty.it offers fascinating insight into the power and wealth of past Moroccan dynasties. Within the ruins, you’ll also find the jewel that is the Koutoubia’s minbar (prayer pulpit), crafted by 12th-century Cordoban artisans.
The vast open square at the heart of the medina is one of Marrakech’s biggest attractions and is a Unesco world heritage site. Expect snake charmers, street entertainers and over-enthusiastic henna artists at every turn.
Souk Cuisine puts on cookery classes with a twist. Starting with a tour of the souks, you shop for ingredients before heading to a riad where you’re taught how to cook by a group of local women.
9/Riad Yima Tea Room
The home and personal gallery of Hassan Hajjaj, the so-called ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakech’. The whole place is filled with his upcycled pop art, from furniture and art objects to his sought-after photographs. It’s also a tearoom, so make yourself at home;a bright, eccentric building is where the kitsch of the medina meets modern Morocco. Go for a classic cup of mint tea.
Gueliz is the modern face of Marrakech and it’s here you’ll find the city’s best restaurants. Its laid-back vibe makes for a refreshing change from the intensity of the medina.
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