Sightseeing and things to do in Marrakech
Rich with a proud legacy of the past, one of the key spots for sightseeing in Marrakech is the old fortified city, or Medina, which takes visitors back in time with its ancient construction and fascinating history.
One of the best things to do in Marrakech is to head to the Djemma el Fna. The main square combines the old and the new in a brilliantly colourful clash of cultures, which by day is home to myriad street-pedlars and entertainers (snake charmers and jugglers are de rigueur), before night falls and a wonderful array of freshly-cooked local food becomes available from the stalls that burst into life around sunset.
Introduction to Marrakech
Visitors looking to dive head-first in the unique and fascinating culture of North Africa should find everything they are looking for on Marrakech tours.
The city has a reputation as part of the iconic 'hippy trail' made famous in the middle of the 20th century and is now popular among a new breed of backpackers and travellers, who are more socially-aware and keen to sample foreign cultures and different ways of life.
This loud, busy and bustling city is home to the biggest market – or souk – in the country and attracts millions of visitors every year.
As an Islamic country the city boasts many impressive mosques, representing a diverse range of architectural styles and periods in history, which is also true of the array of city walls and gates which marked the boundary of the old heart of Marrakech.
Djemaa el Fna
Be entertained by snake charmers and dancing apes in Marrakeck's lively central square.
The Saadian Tombs date back to the time of the Saadi Dynasty. Intricately decorated in an Arabic style they are the final resting place for many of the Dynasties most influential members.
The red minaret of the Koutobia Mosque rises high over the city of Marrakech. The Mosque itself is not open to non-muslims but you may wander in the peaceful gardens
From horse and sword displays to belly-dancing, Marrakech offers a range of evening entertainment which showcase the countries traditions. A wonderful place to spend an evening
Ali Ben Youssef Mosque
The Ali Ben Youssef Mosque is the largest and oldest Mosque in Marrakech. Having been rebuilt many times over the years the Mosque reflects a range of architectural eras.
The Majorelle gardens were owned by the French designer Yves Saint Laurent and mirror the exquisite beauty for which his designs were so renowned.
Palm Grove is a lush environment covering over 13,000 hectares with over 10,000 palm trees. Palm Grove is a haven for lovers of sports including horse riding and quad-biking.
On the outskirts of town the stunning Menara Gardens centre around an infinity pool which is one of the most iconic images of Marrakech. A popular vantage point, the gardens look out over the walls of the Medina as well as the Atlas Mountains
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