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Marrakech Attractions

Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque

Towering over the labyrinthine streets and markets of Marrakech is the city's principal landmark, the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, known as the 'mosque of the booksellers' because of...

Djemaa el-Fna

Djemaa el-Fna

What it lacks in beauty, the large town square of Marrakech, Djemaa el-Fna (Square of the Dead) makes up for in pulsating liveliness that belies its name. Every day the square is a colourful...

Dar Si Saïd Museum

Dar Si Saïd Museum

The Museum, housed in a palace on the Riad Ezzitoun El Jadid, depicts the arts, crafts and culture of the Berber people, including displays of some Moorish cedarwood furniture, and artefacts from...

Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs

The beautiful necropolis was built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed el Mansour in the late 16th century as a final resting place for himself and his successors. There are 66 indoor tombs,...

Oukaimeden

Oukaimeden

A ski resort in the desert! Indeed, thick snow envelops the Jebal Oukaimeden mountain peak during the winter months (usually January and February), just a 46-mile (74km) drive from Marrakech. The...

Ouirgane

Ouirgane

The village of Ouirgane, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains about 90 minutes drive from Marrakech, stands at the centre of a popular resort area, where summers are cooler and winters...

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrassa was an Islamic college in Marrakech named after Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106 to 1142), who expanded the city considerably. This madrassa was one of the largest...

The Museum of Marrakech

The Museum of Marrakech

The Museum of Marrakech is located in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by legendary Mehdi Menebhi, in the old centre of Marrakech. The palace was restored by the...

Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou is one of the 19 gates of Marrakech and was built in the 12th century, in the time of the Almohad dynasty. The function of the gate may have been nationally symbolic; the...

Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Garden

The Majorelle Garden is a botanical garden designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France. Previous owners...

Shrob ou Shouf Fountain

Shrob ou Shouf Fountain

The Shrob ou shouf ( ) fountain is not far from the Ben Youssef Medrassa, built during Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Mansur's reign (1578-1603). Its wooden crown is carved to look like honeycomb and a...

Souks

Souks

Marrakech is home to a labyrinth of bustling (workshops and markets) offering the city's most fascinating wares. Whether shopping or exploring, they are a must for any visitor. At the northern...

El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace

(the incomparable palace) consists of the remnants of a glorious palace built by the Saadian king Ahmad al-Mansur in 1578. The original building is thought to have had 360 rooms, a courtyard and...

Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge

The Todra Gorge - a canyon on the eastern side of the High Atlas Mountains - is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural attractions that Morocco has to offer. Nature lovers who...

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou is an ancient fortified city (or ) situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech - and is certainly one tourist sight in Morocco that all travellers need...

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate's location high in the Atlas Mountains made it a historically important waypoint for traders, and is today still inhabited by a few Berbers, though many parts of the area...

Essaouira

Essaouira

The popular holiday resort town of Essaouira dates from the 18th century and is easily reached by bus from Marrakech. The town is encircled by a fortified wall, and faces the sea, featuring...

Agadir

Agadir

The holiday destination of Agadir, south of Marrakech, is totally new and modern, and is fast developing into Morocco's major resort town chiefly because of its magnificent sandy beaches. The city...

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