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1. Experience Local Culture at Djemaa el-Fna

Experience Local Culture at Djemaa el-Fna
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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 setting up from 4 PM. Visit one of the rooftop bars and watch the sunset.

2. Shop in Medina Souks

Shop in Medina Souks
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Medina souks is one of the star landmarks in Marrakech allowing you to dive in and explore the twisted maze of alleyways. Every street and section has its own speciality, from selling carpets and textiles to incredible antique doors. You can get soaps, medicines, spices and whatnot! This attraction reflects the true spirit of the city.

3. Stay in a Traditional Riad

Stay in a Traditional Riad

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things to do in Marrakech

Stay in a Riad is an experience which is unique to Marrakech. Riad is a traditional tall house with interior garden or courtyard. The windows all open inside into the courtyard and the house is intricately decorated. Riads are available in all levels of luxury and can be booked through an apartment renting company. Hotel type Riads are also available.

4. Admire the Architecture of Bahia Palace

Admire the Architecture of Bahia Palace
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Built in the nineteenth century, Bahia Palace is a spectacular blend of Arabic and Islamic architecture. 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.

5. Stroll Around Jardin Majorelle

Stroll Around Jardin Majorelle

2 km
from city center
5 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

6. Explore Cafes & Restaurants at Gueliz

Explore Cafes & Restaurants at Gueliz

6 km
from city center
6 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Situated right next to Medina, Gueliz is famously known as the downtown of Marrakech. A break from the otherwise historic and old city, this French neighbourhood offers all the delights of the modern world. It is visited for its chic bars, art galleries, fashion stores and restaurants.

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7. Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Marrakech

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Marrakech
4.3 /5

7 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Marrakech offers exciting adventures to tourists, including the famous hot air balloon ride. The usual spot soaring in the sky is on the outskirts over the High Atlas Mountains. Most companies have private or group options with sunrise experiences that take 5 hours, with the departure time being 6 AM. Many packages include breakfast options along with the balloon ride and camel rides in the desert or Palmeraie.

8. Medersa Ben Youssef

Medersa Ben Youssef
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

9. Try Traditional Mint Tea

Try Traditional Mint Tea

16 km
from city center
9 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

The traditional mint tea of Maghrebian culture, is a symbol of hospitality, culture and belief. This herbal tea with healing properties, is served to guests on arrival and is enjoyed by locals alike. Believed to be brought via China, the mint tea has deep roots in the history and culture of Morocco, and is a must-try in Marrakesh. One can try this tea at any local diner/stall.

10. Visit a Hammam

Visit a Hammam
4.2 /5

10 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

One of the most rejuvenating experiences in Marrakech is going to a hammam and indulging in a full spa day. The city is lined with numerous luxury and budget-friendly hammams, either public or private, with many located inside hotels. Some popular ones are Hammam de la Rose, Les Bains D'Orient, Royal Mansour, Hammam Rosa Bonheur, La Sultana Marrakech and Alphais Spa. The busiest days are generally Thursdays and Fridays, before Friday prayers.

11. Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

The massive Koutoubia is the oldest tower and also one of the tallest structures in the country, clearly visible from a great distance. Resembling a landlocked lighthouse, this mosque with its minarets stands tall amidst the red buildings of the Medina.

12. Explore the Ruins of El Badi Palace

Explore the Ruins of El Badi Palace

4 km
from city center
12 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

13. Camel Ride at Palmeraie

Camel Ride at Palmeraie

3 km
from city center
13 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Situated on the outskirts of north-eastern Marrakech, Palmeraie is an enormous palm oasis stretching over 140 square kilometres. This vast track of over 100,000 palm trees amidst the rugged deserts of Morocco is truly nature at its best. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Palmeraie on camel ride tours, starting at as low as 2000 INR per person, a quad bike ride (2,000-3,000 INR) or a hot air balloon ride (starting at 15,000 INR).

14. Take a Cooking Class

Take a Cooking Class

14 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Taking a cooking class is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Moroccan cuisine. Various chefs and locals offer classes in making traditional moroccan sauces and savouries.

15. Explore Grand Saadian Tombs

Explore Grand Saadian Tombs
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
15 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

16. Dar Si Said Museum

Dar Si Said Museum

1 km
from city center
16 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Located between the famous Jemaa El Fna Square and the Bahia Palace, the Dar Si Said Museum, now known as the National Museum of Weaving and Carpets, gives an insight into Morocco’s rich art, culture and history. The museum displays a wide array of jewellery, textiles, weapons, ceramics, carpets, and musical instruments from different periods of Moroccan national history.

17. The Mellah

The Mellah

1 km
from city center
17 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Also known as Hay Essalam, the Mellah is a neighborhood full of architectural monuments and shopping streets. Studded with European style cafés and restaurants, the narrow streets of Mellah narrate the tales of the Jewish settlement ever since it was established in 1558. Important landmarks around the Mellah are Lazama Synagogue, European Souks, Miaara Jewish cemetery and Mellah Market.

18. Sahara Desert Tour

Sahara Desert Tour

16 km
from city center
18 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

The largest desert around the world, Sahara Desert is known for its charming landscapes, golden sands spread through the horizon and clear blue skies. When in Africa, spending a night in this golden desert is a must to-do for the tourists. One of the best ways to spend your trip to the Sahara is by experiencing it traditionally, either on camels or through gypsies. Go sightseeing, sandboarding, camping or star gazing in the Sahara Desert on your trip to Marrakech, and experience African life.

19. Buy Souvenirs at Souk Semmarine

Buy Souvenirs at Souk Semmarine
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
19 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

20. Tour the Leather Tanneries of Marrakech

Tour the Leather Tanneries of Marrakech
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
20 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Marrakesh is known for its leather industry and is home to many tanneries located in areas like Bab Debbagh quarter, towards the north end of the medina. Visit these shops and climb up to their roofs to witness the tradesmen working to separate the skins, soaking them and then dying them. Located close by is Medersa Ben Youssef, where one would be able to see the skins drying on the floor.

21. Explore the Collection at Photography Museum

Explore the Collection at Photography Museum
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
21 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

22. Relax at Menara Gardens

Relax at Menara Gardens
3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
22 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

23. Marrakech Museum

Marrakech Museum
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
23 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Established in the early 20th century, Marrakech museum is a remarkable landmark with the perfect blend of both African and Portuguese elements. An eclectic collection comprising of the finest art works, contemporary Islamic inscription is mind-blowing in its own style. The courtyard in the centre with a lavish chandelier is truly stunning.

24. Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

2 km
from city center
24 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

25. Wander Around Le Jardin Secret

Wander Around Le Jardin Secret

2 km
from city center
25 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

26. Anima Garden

Anima Garden
4.0 /5

15 km
from city center
26 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

27. Ensemble Artisanal Marrakech

Ensemble Artisanal Marrakech
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
27 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Ensemble Artisanal is a handicrafts centre and shopping complex on Boulevard Mohamed V in Marrakech. It is a government sponsored market especially popular for leather and antique items, where artisans sell top quality products at fairly reasonable fixed prices. You can shop for high quality jewellery, carpets, shoes, belts, lamps, musical instruments, and various other Moroccan items

28. Drive Through Tizi-N-Test Pass

Drive Through Tizi-N-Test Pass
3.5 /5

69 km
from city center
28 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

The Tizi-N-Test road trip is famous among travellers and adventure lovers. With the long roads ways amidst the beautiful greenery of the valley, this pass lies in the heart of Souss-Massa-Draa province connecting the cities of Marrakech and Taroudant and Taliouine.

29. Have a Fun Day at Oasiria Waterpark

Have a Fun Day at Oasiria Waterpark
3.9 /5

52 km
from city center
29 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Oasiria Amizmiz is an adventure waterpark located in Marrakech on Km 4 Route d'Amizmiz. With water slides, heated pools and the first climbing wall in Africa the Aquaroc, it is a popular attraction. It is home to 8 swimming pools, several water games and thrilling slides, the largest wave pool in Africa and a rocking water bucket and pirate ship.

30. Palooza Land

Palooza Land
4.3 /5

5 km
from city center
30 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

31. Majorelle Gardens

Majorelle Gardens
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
31 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

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.

32. Almoravid Koubba

Almoravid Koubba
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
32 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

As ancient as 12th century Almoravid Koubba offers a peaceful atmosphere with its sheer simplicity, which the visitors absolutely love.

33. Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam

Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
33 out of 33
things to do in Marrakech

Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam is an ornamental botanical garden on Boulevard Mohamed V, Marrakech. It gets its name after the free WiFi hotspots that are accessible to visitors throughout the park. With beautiful rose bushes, walkways, fountains and lush green lawns, it is also an excellent place for family picnics.

FAQs on Marrakech

What are the top hotels in Marrakech?

There are 2376 Hotels in Marrakech which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Marrakech are Dar Andamaure, Riad Les Nuits de Marrakech, Riad Dar Zampa, Villa Aalama, Dar Mo'Da, Villa Imperiale. You can see all the hotels in Marrakech here

What are the top activities in Marrakech?

The top activities in Marrakech are 3D2N Merzouga Dunes Desert Tour from Marrakech, Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Flight (with Berber Breakfast) in Marrakech, Fantasia Show With Buffet Dinner At Chez Ali , Quad Biking Experience in Marrakech, Agadir Day Trip From Marrakech, Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech.

What are the top sightseeing places in Marrakech?

The top sightseeing places in Marrakech are Djemaa el-Fna, Medina Souks, Koutoubia, Saadian Tombs, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace.

How can I commute within Marrakech?

City buses and private buses can be found in the city. Bus stops for these are located at Downtown Marrakech. Horse-drawn carriages known as calech are also dotted around , reminding you of an era gone by. You can travel in these if youêd like to. Find them waiting outside Jemma el Fnaa square. You could also travel by taxis _ petite taxi and the grand taxi. Petite taxis are metered and travel only within the city whereas grand taxis have a fixed price and can take you outside the urban areas as well.
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