Marrakech is a unique city and completely different from the rest, sightseeing in Marrakech is a new and fascinating sensory experience: the color, taste and smell that you breathe from the moment you land will not dissipate until weeks after returning.
Marrakech is a city that offers its visitors both cultural visits and fun.
For travelers looking for something more, from Marrakech you can also take excursions to nearby places such as Essaouira, Ouarzazate, the Ouzoud Waterfalls and the Ourika Valley.
What to do in Marrakech?
Be amazed by the things you will see in the Jemma El Fna square from a tooth stall (real teeth!), street artists, various characters.
Our recommendation is to visit it both day and night, although you will probably do it many times as it is located in the center of the Medina and you will pass through there to go almost anywhere!
Make a responsible tourism with animals and do not take pictures with owls, snakes, monkeys, etc.
Visit the madrasa or medersa of Ben Youssef, a “school” where students memorized the Koran, the largest in Morocco and today you can visit inside. The inner courtyard is very cool. visit the Bahia Palace, which has a set of gardens.
Also how not to include the medina of the city which is the old city, protected by a cordon of bastions made of red earth that enclose a maze of alleys and palaces, markets and mosques, domes and minarets.
The Medina of Marrakech has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1985, and is now one of the must-see places. Its heart is the great Jamaa el Fna square, north of which opens the labyrinth of the Suks.
Historical and historical sites
You can also go to visit Mellah is an old Jewish quarter of the city, which overlooks the outer wall of the Badi Palace, in the southern part of the Medina. There is a synagogue and a large cemetery, as well as a covered market. Some of the houses in the neighborhood have balconies overlooking the street, a peculiarity of the Jews of Marrakech.
Places of Interest in Marrakech
Jemaa el-Fnaa Square
Besides being able to visit a large number of museums among which is the “Musée du Jardin Majorelle” which was built in the twenties by the painter Jacques Majorelle and bought in the sixties by the famous French stylist Yves Saint Laurent, houses a permanent collection of Islamic art, which today can be visited along with the splendid garden.
There is traditional jewelry, embroidery, illuminated manuscripts, ancient carved wooden pieces and a series of Majorelle’s lithographs dedicated to the Atlas.
With this we end some of our recommendations when visiting the city of Marrakech and with that we can take with us one of the best experiences you can ever have when visiting a new place.
Moreover, it is an excellent starting point from which to settle down and get to know the surrounding area: Essaouira, the Ourika valley, Ouarzazate, …