Marrakech travel guide

Visit Marrakesh - Travel Guide

Visit Marrakesh – Travel Guide

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

Ali ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakesh

Ali ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakesh

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.

2-Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia in Marrakesh

Koutoubia in Marrakesh

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.

3-Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace in Marrakesh

Bahia Palace in Marrakesh

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.

4-Majorelle Gardens

Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh

Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh

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.

5-Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh

Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh

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.

6-La Menara

Menara Gardens in Marrakesh

Menara Gardens in Marrakesh

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.

7-Qoubba Almoravid

Almoravid Koubba Baadiyn in Marrakesh

Almoravid Koubba Baadiyn in Marrakesh

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.

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