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  • 1 Koutoubia Minbar Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Marrakech

    Already described in 1381 as a "work of perfection", the minbar (pulpit) in Koutoubia Mosque was made by local artisans in Cordoba beginning in 1137 and transported piece by piece to Marrakech. This superb work is composed of a thousand pie..

  • 2 Koutoubia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Marrakech

    The Koutoubia is a masterpiece of Almohad art whose emblematic minaret is topped by a superb 70m-high square tower, an exemplary illustration of Hispano-Moorish art. The first sanctuary was built under the reign of Abd el-Moumen, but was destroyed du..

  • 3 Saadian Tombs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Marrakech

    The splendid mausoleums, where members of the Saadian dynasty rest in peace, were built in the late 16C by Ahmed "the Golden". A century later Moulay Ismail sealed them up behind a high wall that only a privileged few were allowed to enter ..

  • 4 Bahia Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Angle de la Rue Riad ez-Zitounnel Jdid MA - Marrakech

    A room, a bedroom, a staircase, a courtyard, a patio, an antechamber followed by another patio... While the rooms are not organised according to any specific plan, they all share a common point: their superb decoration featuring zellige tiles, sculpt..

  • 5 Dar Si Saïd and Moroccan Arts Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    MA - Marrakech

    Dar Si Said was the brother of vizier Ba Ahmed and this was his (19C) residence. It contains many treasures including a white marble vat dating from 1002-1007, and the wooden doors visible in the corridor. The pieces that make up this display of Moro..

  • 6 Marrakech Ramparts Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    MA - Marrakech

    It was the Almoravid sultan Ali ben Youssef who gave Marrakech its famous surrounding walls in 1132. Enlarged during the reign of the Almohads, then by the Saadians, these 19 km of fortifications enveloping the city are flanked by 202 square towers a..

  • 7 Jemaa el Fna Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Jemaa el Fna MA - Marrakech

    Jemaa el Fna Square, in the heart of the medina, waits for the sun to go down before offering up its street shows, multiple stalls, crowds, noises and cries, music and improvised greasy spoons. The highlight of the evening is the street art of "..

  • 8 Marrakech Souks Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Teinturiers MA - Marrakech

    Here you can see Moroccan craftsmanship in all its diversity, organised by profession. Stroll through the crowds under a roof of reeds, passing craftsmen and tradesmen hawking leather goods, fabrics, kettles and pottery. The Dyers' Souk, perhaps the ..

  • 9 Majorelle Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Avenue Yacoub el-Mansour MA - Marrakech

    Jacques Majorelle, an artist from Nancy(1888-1962), developed a passion for Morocco where he came to live in the 1920s. His garden was a hymn to colour and luxuriance, planted with species from all over the world and highlighted by the shade of blue ..

  • 10 Aguedal Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Marrakech

    Created in the 12C by Abd el-Moumen, then enlarged by the Saadians, Aguedal orchard is a true haven of peace, mainly planted with olive trees, reserved for the sultans and their courts. Magnificent parties were held under the shade of its trees and b..

  • 11 Tanners' Quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Bab Debbarh MA - Marrakech

    The Tanners' Quarter near Oued Issil stretches along the inside of the ramparts. If you don't mind the mud and smell (delicate types may want to bring along some fresh mint leaves!), feel free to go down for a close-up view of the various tanning pro..

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