Places to visit and best things to do in Marrakech city
The etymology of the name of the city comes from the word Berber amur (n) Akash, which means " Land of God’. Also called the red city, due to the buildings and red walls built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122 1123, Marrakech is a city that will fascinate you! You can enjoy palaces, gardens, mosques, architecture, market madness Jemma El Fnaa, good food and fruits, amazing sunset over the building, accompanied by the sound of mosque prayer, colors, taste, and smells.
is a palace with traditional gardens built in the 19th century by Si Moussa Ba Ahmed, the grand vizier of the sultan representing the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Had 150 rooms, beautiful selling tiled fireplace, and floors and colorful stained glass windows. Opening time 9 am to 4 pm daily. Closed during religious holidays.
Ben Youssef Madrasa
was built by the rule of Sa’id Sultan Sidi Abdallah al-Ghalib in the Marinid style. Was an Islamic college, but today it is an Islamic history site.
The Saadian Tombs
date from the late 16th century and were constructed by the sultan Ahmad of Mansur, Saadian dynasty. The stele is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco work. The monuments are made of Italian Carrara marble.
Koutoubia Mosque & Garden
is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. The mosque is decorated with curved windows, a strip of ceramic, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large square with gardens and is lit at night. The minaret, 77 meters high, includes an arrow and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Berber Almohad caliph Yaqub al-Mansour (1184-1199).
Visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museums and the Majorelle Gardens
It was created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle for almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Senior in the 1930s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by the fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé worked to restore it. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, and the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
Enjoy the labyrinth of Marrakech Medina and Jemma El Fna Square
Is a square and marketplace in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). Unesco Heritage. During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, and water sellers with traditional leather water bags, and brass cups. As the day progresses, the entertainment on offer changes: the snake charmers depart, and late in the day the square becomes more crowded, with Chleuh dancing boys story-tellers, magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As darkness falls, the square fills with dozens of food stalls as several people o of people gathering here.
It was commissioned by sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadian dynasty sometime shortly after his accession in 1578. The original building is thought to have consisted of 360 richly decorated rooms, a courtyard, and a central pool.
Accommodation in Morocco Riad
Let yourself be seduced by the charm of a riad, to experience traditional accommodation in a riad is a type of traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard Medina, Mechouar-Kasbah, and Gueliz is preferred for travelers visiting Marrakech.