Hello and welcome to this travel guide about the city of Marrakesh.
Here on this site about Marrakech often called the “Red City” or “Ville Rouge”, you can find all sorts of useful information for preparing your trip to visit Marrakech.
Marrakech offers a lot to be entertained for at least 3 full days, you can take advantage of visiting monuments, gardens, museums, palaces, the huge market full of shops, the palm grove, the new city and more.
Top 7 Monuments in Marrakesh
It’s always difficult to chose the best monuments to make such a list of the top sightseeing places of this amazing city, but, after giving it a hard thought, I came up with this list of Top 7 Monuments in Marrakesh.
1-Madrassa Ben Youssef
This twelfth-century Islamic college in Marrakech was built by Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf. Today it is a museum and can be visited. The interiors are fully decorated and its wonderful architecture is just amazing.
Undoubtedly the most famous monument and most photographed site in Marrakech. The Koutoubia Mosque was built in the twelfth century and served as a model for the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
This beautiful nineteenth century extravagant palace built to be the best of Marrakech. This palace has a huge garden, a central courtyard and several rooms decorated with incredibly work of craftsmen who came all the way from the city of Fez to work.
This is the only botanical garden in Marrakech. It was designed by artist Jacques Majorelle and owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé since 1980. You can enjoy a wonderful garden with exotic flowers from around the world.
These tombs from the sixteenth century were ordered built by Ahmad al-Mansur’s and has the bodies of 60 members of the original Saadian Dynasty from the Draa River valley further south of the country. Interestingly the graves were only found in 1917.
This garden is located 2 km from the Djemaa el Fna and is the favorite of Marrakchis for a Sunday afternoon walk. These gardens were built in the twelfth century, but the present building dates back to the sixteenth century.
This rare twelfth century Almoravid building was built by Sultan Ali Ben Youssef in 1106. You can visit the complex and see prayers washing tank with an impressive dome top, and also visit a small tank.