Travels

1. Jemaa el-Fna

A World Heritage Site. Events like beheading of criminals in the past. Try delicacies such as sheep's head and snails, or for the more conservative eater, skewered meat or fresh grilled fish.


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2. Souks

Markets. Along Rue Souk Smarine, a long, covered street. At the end of this street are two lanes: Souk el Kbir and Souk el Attarin Follow the alleyways and you will discover small squares devoted to specific crafts and products. The best times is early.
Open: 6:00 to 8:00 or 16:00 to 17:00


3. Koutoubia

Tallest (70m) & most famous landmark in Marrakesh. Houses the oldest & best preserved minarets.

Directions: Just south of Jamaa el-fna.

Saadian Tombs

In Rue de la Kasba. These lavish tombs date from the Almohad period (1145- 1248) consist of 2 mausoleums set in a lush flower garden. The interiors are decorated with gold leaf clad cedar panels, ivory coloured marble and stalactites. The second building is less extravagant and consists of a prayer hall, loggias and the burial chamber of the mother of Ahmed the Golden who died in 1591.

Open: Daily 0830-1145 & 1430-1745.
Admission: 10 DH
Directions: Beneath the Koutoubia minaret


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4. El- Badia - Palace

In the Rue Berrima. Buit for Ahmed el- Mansour "the Golden" in the beginning of the 16 century this once was a magnificently luxurious palace, complete with Italian marble, gold leaf walls and ceilings. There is a nice garden with banana flowers, tranquil courtyards. Some underground passageways to explore. The view from the terrace is majestic.

Open:Daily 0830-1200 & 1430-1800
Admission:10DH
Directions:Near Saadian tombs


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5. The Bahia Palace

Built in 1867 by Si Moussa, a grand vizier of Moulay Hassan, it was enlarged by his son Bou Ahmed, who added a mosque, a hammam and a garden. You can visit the viziers sleeping quarters and various courtyards set aside for his wives and different concubines.

Open:08.30 - 11.15 & 14.30 -17.45 Sat Thur 08.30 - 11.30 & 15.00 - 17.45 Fri
Admission:10DH
Directions:East of DEF


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6. Jardin Menara

Similar to the Agdal, but smaller with just 1central basin and more olive groves than orchards. Popular with locals for picnics & tourists for its postcard-like image: its central pool and summer pavilions with a good view over the Atlas Mountains at sunset.

Open:8.30-17.00
Admission:free
Directions:Outside the city. South west of town. Follow the Avenue de la Menara from Beb Djedid


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7. Majorelle Garden

In Ville Nouvelle, once the private garden of the French artist Jacques Majorelle then Purchased by YSL. The garden has cactus, bougainvillea, hibiscus, palm trees and water lilies.

Open:Daily 0800-1700
Admission:30DH
Directions:North of the city. In the Ville Nouvelle


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