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7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

Although Marrakech is a city with many attractions, the most important and most visited attraction is Jemaa el-Fna. This square is considered to be one of the most important cultural landmarks in Marrakech. It’s no wonder why it’s such a must-see spot.

The square is located on the western edge of the Medina, next to the Djema el Fna mosque. It’s also known as Place des Marchands and Place du Marché. Its name means “the central marketplace” in Arabic, which makes sense considering it’s where you’ll find everything from spices to fruits and vegetables to textiles and crafts.

7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

1 - Jemaa el-Fna

The Jemaa el-Fna Square is one of Marrakesh’s primary cultural areas and has been one of the city’s icons since its establishment in the eleventh century. It is a one-of-a-kind collection of popular Moroccan cultural traditions expressed via musical, religious, and creative manifestations.

This triangular area, located at the entrance of the Medina and flanked by restaurants, kiosks, and public buildings, offers daily economic activity as well as numerous types of entertainment. It serves as a gathering place for both locals and visitors from other areas. A number of services are available throughout the day and far into the night, including dental treatment, traditional medicine, fortune-telling, preaching, and henna tattooing; water-carrying, fruit, and traditional meals may be purchased. In addition, storytellers, poets, snake-charmers, Berber musicians (mazighen), Gnaoua dancers, and senthir (hajouj) players will perform. Bards (imayazen), who used to roam over Berber territory, would constantly update the oral phrases.

7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

2 - Jardin Majorelle-Yves Saint Laurent Mansion

The Berber Museum, which contains exhibitions of colorful costumes and angular jewelry from the Moroccan tribe that inspired both Majorelle and Yves Saint Laurent, is also located at Jardin Majorelle. Marrakech had a significant impact on YSL’s life and work, especially his discovery of color. Local fashion, workmanship, colors, nature, and traditional Moroccan attire impacted him. Traditional Moroccan garments, such as the kaftan and djellaba, were popularized in haute couture fashion by Yves Saint Laurent.

Today, there is a tribute to the fashion designer on the grounds, and the roadway where the home is located has been renamed Rue Yves Saint Laurent in his honor. Jardin Majorelle draws visitors from all over the world and is a must-see attraction for anybody visiting Marrakech.

The Jardin Majorelle, which spans over 9,000 square meters, is one of Morocco’s most lovely and enigmatic gardens. It was built over the period of forty years and consists of a maze of crisscrossing lanes on various levels and brightly colored buildings that merge Art Deco and Moorish elements. Jacques Majorelle, a French painter, envisioned this enormous and lush garden as a sanctuary and botanical ‘laboratory.’ He began landscaping it with exotic flora specimens from all over the world in 1922.

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, who first came in Morocco in 1966, bought the Jardin Majorelle in 1980 to rescue it from ruin by hotel developers.

Jardin Majorelle - 7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

3 - La Mamounia Hotel

La Mamounia is timeless and crazily modern, dazzling and intimate, eastern and outward-looking, sumptuous and authentic, magical and lively. This castle hotel in Marrakesh’s center offers one-of-a-kind experiences, matchless and distinctive feelings, and unforgettable memories.

Discover La Mamounia’s spirit: the ideal alchemy, the Moroccan art of life. A romantic stay, an endless variety of flavors in one of the four restaurants, a wellness experience at the spa, stylish and relaxed evenings with friends at the Churchill or more lively evenings in the roof top lounge, a family Sunday brunch around the pool: create your own Mamounia experience and enjoy every second of your one-of-a-kind stay.

Traveling as a Woman in Marrakech

4 - Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is one of Marrakech’s most stunning palaces. It was erected in the late 1800s and is a must-see destination.

The Bahia Mansion is a mid- to late-nineteenth-century Moroccan palace in Marrakesh. Si Musa, grand vizier of Alaouite Sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman, started the palace in 1859, while his son Si Ba Ahmed ibn Musa, grand vizier of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz, maintained and extended it between 1894 and 1900.

7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

5 - Koutoubia

The Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakech’s most prominent mosque and, when built in 1158, was one of the biggest places of prayer for Muslims.

The Kutubiyya Mosque, also known as the Koutoubia Mosque, is Marrakesh’s biggest mosque. The mosque is also known as Jami’ al-Kutubiyah, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and the Mosque of the Booksellers.

Koutoubia - 7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

6 - Saadien's Tombs

The Saadian Tombs are a historic royal necropolis in Marrakesh, Morocco. They are located on the south side of the Kasbah Mosque, inside the city’s royal kasbah neighborhood. The Saadian Tombs are located close outside Marrakech and were built in the late 16th century under the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur.

saadien Tombs - 7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

7 - Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa is a Moroccan Islamic madrasa in Marrakesh. The Ben Youssef Madrasa, which now serves as a historical landmark, was formerly Morocco’s largest Islamic college. The madrasa is named after the nearby Ben Youssef Mosque, which was built by Almoravid Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf. Built 500 years ago, the Ben Youssef Madrasa was once the largest Islamic school in North Africa.

Medrassa Ben Youssef - 7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

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7 Must-visit attractions in Marrakech

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Traveling to Morocco is a profound experience. Starting at Marrakech, you’ll travel through the spectacular high Atlas Mountains. Fez, you’ll be welcomed into a magnificent Medina and its rich history. Typical Morocco can offer you a variety of Tours for Example if you are located in Marrakech you will have a chance the take the 3 days Desert Tour From Marrakech or  Day Trips such as Essaouira Day Trip, Ouirka and Setti Fatma Day Trip or a day trip to the Atlas mountains Imlil. also, you can have an activity in Marrakech as Hot Air Ballon in Marrakech or a Tour of Marrakech Medina….