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Marrakech, the red city, is worldwide known due to its ancient cultural patrimony,
Folklore and a great buried history.
Here are 9 destinations and tourist sites you should not miss while being in
1.Jemaa El-Fna Square: Is the public center of the city, its perpetual core in
It is a vast square containing merchants of different category products, traditional
food makers, storytellers, snake charmers, singers, Henna design artists, monkey
tamers, hairdressers from the west and central Africa, and more.
It is the place of noise, crowd, and motion. Jemaa El-Fna is a unique harmony seen
from the restaurants’ panoramic terraces.
2.Al Koutoubia Mosque: Is the most famous mosque in the world and the largest
in Marrakech. It is near Jemaa El-Fna Square and surrounded by palms and trees.
It was built in 1447 by Almohad caliph Abd Al-Mumin with a 77m tall Minaret, which is a
tower from which the call for prayer is heard. The name of Al Koutoubia is derived
from the Arabic word “Al koutoubiyyin", which means booksellers.
3.Al Bahia Palace: Is a famous historical site in Medina, Marrakech. The palace
was built between 1894 and 1900 first by Si Moussa, grand vizier of Alaouite Sultan
Mohammad Ibn Abd Arrahman, and then was continued by his son Abou Ahmad Ibn
The castle’s interior decoration is made with Zellig and marble. It contains 150
rooms and a large Riyad with citrus trees and beautiful water sprinklers.
4.El Badii Palace: Is one of the most famous castles that denote the greatness of
the Moroccan civilization. It is located in Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech. Its name means
splendid or wonderful.
The palace was built by Saadian Sultan (ruler) Ahmad Al Mansour Addahbi after
taking power, celebrating his victory over the Portuguese in the Wadi Al-Makhazin
battle in 1578.
Al Badii construction lasted for about 16 years and was done by the most talented
workers and clever architects and engineers.
5.Saadian Graves: a historical sanctuary that contains about 60 tombs of
the Saadian dynasty rulers and their families. It was built by Saadian Sultan Abdullah
Al-Ghalib in 1557. Later on, the sanctuary was expanded by Sultan Ahmad Al-
6.Menara Gardens: Is a wide public garden famous for its central pool
and pavilion. It was established by Almohad caliph Abd Al-Mumin around
1157. Menara has been considered the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
7.Majorelle Gardens: Marvelous botanical gardens made by the french painter Jack
Majorelle in 1924.
The gardens contain so many rare plants and high palms, also several kinds of
cactus plants. Majorelle’s inner buildings are glazed with a beautiful bright blue, and
they consist of Jack Majorelle’s house, Yves Saint Laurent gallery, and Berber
8.Marrakech tanneries: Despite the dreadful smell, tourists never stop visiting
tanneries in Marrakech. Tanning is an essential process in turning animal skin into a
useful leather product.
It preserves the skin from rotting and gives it flexibility and durability.
Tanneries are the right places to learn about tanning and enjoy the colorful shades
applied on animal skins.
9.Medina Souks: The word Souk refers to shop and Medina means the old city,
which means old city shops.
There you will find stunning old-fashioned big houses called Riyads turned into
cafés, guest houses, or spa centers. Moreover, there are narrow alleys in which you
will discover traditional handicraft shops, scents’ shops, spices shops, and more.
Marrakech is such a charming city.
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