Places to Visit in Marrakech

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Here is the list of 16 Places to Visit in Marrakech

1. Djemaa el-Fna

Djemaa el-Fna
4.5 /5

Djemaa el Fna is a public square and main market of Marrakech in the Old Town. It is a protected landmark and the best place to experience the culture of Marrakech. Cars are banned here after 2 PM, and food stalls start at 4 PM. Visit one of the rooftop bars and watch the sunset.

2. Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle-Yves Saint Laurent Mansion is located in Rue Yves St Laurent in Marrakech and is ranked the most visited tourist spot in Morocco, with around 900,000 footprints every year. The major attraction is the one hectare huge Majorelle garden which features 300 plus plant species, mainly succulents and cacti from five continents.

3. Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace
3.7 /5

Built in the nineteenth century, Bahia Palace is a spectacular blend of Arabic and Islamic architecture. It is again a magnificent piece visited by millions of tourists every year. Wonderfully crafted, the decoration inside the palace with the elaborate ceilings, stained glass lamps and coloured tiles added to the sheer brilliance of the architecture.

4. Souk Semmarine

Souk Semmarine
4.2 /5

Souk Semmarine is the busiest shopping market in Marrakech north of the city’s main square, Jemma el-Fnaa. It is Morocco’s largest market, famous for buying bags, shoes, intricately designed lamps, pottery, belts and more. The souk starts with pottery and metal shops and proceeds to textile and clothing. The end of the market has leather products such as jackets, shoes and sandals.

5. Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque
4.2 /5

The massive Koutoubia is the oldest tower and also one of the tallest structures in the country, clearly visible from a great distance. Without doubt, it is one of the most visited landmarks in the city. Resembling a landlocked lighthouse, this mosque with its minarets stands tall amidst the red buildings of the Medina.

6. El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace

Built in the 16th century, the El Badi Palace is a ruined palace in the southern part of Miner in Marrakech. Known as the Palace of Brilliance or Palais el-Badi, it was once the biggest palace complex in Morocco. The terrace offers a beautiful view of the Atlas mountains. It also houses the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts.

7. Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
3.8 /5

These entrancing tombs, once an unnoticed backyard, are now a major tourist attraction. Thanks to the aerial photography that uncovered this hidden marvel in the city. The glorious tombs have now been restored with the impeccable tile work, to attract several tourists from the world.

8. Menara Gardens

Menara Gardens
3.5 /5

March towards the western Marrakech and spot the huge green space at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. The Menara gardens are not only encased in the most spectacular location but also serves as a picturesque maze of green tracts and blooming colourful flowers. Visitors come here again and again for the fresh air.

9. Medersa Ben Youssef

Medersa Ben Youssef
3.7 /5

Built in 1565, Medersa Ben Youssef, once a university, is the largest standing mosque in the city. This medersa brings out the brilliance of Islamic architecture. So huge and vast with its zellige tile work adding to the amazing interior decorations, is extremely fascinating and worth visiting if you are in Morocco.

10. Marrakech Museum

Marrakech Museum
3.6 /5

Established in the early 20th century, Marrakech museum is a remarkable landmark with the perfect blend of both African and Portuguese elements. The courtyard in the centre with a lavish chandelier is truly stunning.

11. Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie
4.2 /5

House of Photography, also known as Maison de la Photographie, is a photo museum in the medina quarter of Marrakech. The museum displays the history and culture of Morocco through its collection of 10,000 photographs, glass plates, postcards and newspapers dating from 1870 to 1960. In addition, it hosts thematic exhibitions, with themes changing every 6 months.

12. Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent Museum is dedicated solely to the works of french fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. It is located on Yves Saint Laurent street near the famous Majorelle garden of Marrakech. The main attraction is the selected exhibits from the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent’s collection of thousands of sketches, assorted objects, clothing items, and more than 15,000 Haute couture accessories.

13. Le Jardin Secret

Le Jardin Secret

Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech is a botanical garden and the epitome of Morocco's Islamic art and culture. The main attraction is the two garden areas: the exotic garden and the Islamic garden. Experience the best view of the Atlas mountains, the medina, and the surroundings from the tower top of Le Jardin Secret.

14. Anima Garden

Anima Garden
4.0 /5

The Anima Garden, located in the Ourika Valley in Marrakech, is a unique botanical garden known for its immense greenery and art. Built by the artist André Heller, it spans an area of about 2 hectares and is a recreation of African nature. It features many trees, plants, shrubs and flowers with winding paths. The garden overlooks the majestic Atlas Mountains, including Jbel Toubkal.

15. Palooza Land

Palooza Land
4.3 /5

Palooza-Allal Al Fassi World, popularly known as Palooza Land, is Morocco's first amusement theme park. It is located at ​​Boulevard Allal Al Fassi, Marrakech. The dinosaur-themed park has over 30 recreational activities divided into the Amusement Park, the World of Dinosaurs and the Aquatic World. It also houses a museum showcasing the history of dinosaurs.

16. Majorelle Gardens

Majorelle Gardens
3.8 /5

The Majorelle gardens with the beautiful green leafy tracts offers a peaceful environment. This attraction, which blends Moorish and decorative art features, has the rarest flowers making you forget about the noisy bustle of the city.

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