What to do in Marrakech? Here are 14 must-see visits

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A stroll in Marrakech will confront you with lush vegetation. It is due to a particular geography, in an environment however arid. This feat is made possible by a 1000-year-old irrigation system. As a result, many gardens dot the city and surround famous monuments. Discover 14 visits to do in Marrakech during your stay!

Marvel at the Jardin de Majorelle

A wonderful visit to do in Marrakech! Installed in a villa in the middle of Majorelle's garden, the Museum of Islamic Art in Marrakech presents many pieces from different Muslim regions and collected by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

Majorelle's garden

Getting lost in the Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace was commissioned in 1860 by the Grand Vizier Sidi Moussa to house one of his wives ("bahia" means "the beautiful"). Courtyards, interior gardens and luxurious apartments follow one another in an architecture typical of oriental art from the 19th century and the Alaouite dynasty.

Bahia Palace

Explore the Medina

Founded in the 11th century, the medina of Marrakech covers more than 600 hectares. 19 km long and punctuated by 22 gates, the ramparts bear witness to the evolution of the city's borders over the centuries.. The tanners' quarter is one of the neighborhoods to do in Marrakech. It represents the know-how of the Marrakech culture. Certainly, you have to have a good stomach (the smells are very strong), but the visit of this district is interesting. At the entrance of the district, a guide will be waiting for you with mint leaves in order to hide the smells… he will then show you each step of the manufacture of leather.

A tanner in Marrakech

Enjoy the atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna square

The nerve center of the city, the Jemaa El Fna square is a must-see place in Marrakech. It is indeed lively day and night, with its merchants of local products, its stalls where you can taste Moroccan culinary specialties, but also its entertainers (fire eaters, musicians, dancers ...). A mythical and unmissable place to do in Marrakech!

The place Jemaa el Fna

Ponder at the Koutoubia mosque

Built in 1158, the Koutoubia has become over the centuries the emblem of Marrakech. Built by the Almohads, its minaret rises to more than 70 meters high. It owes its name "koutoubia", "the mosque of booksellers", to the installation of sellers of books and manuscripts shortly after its completion. Access to the interior of the mosque is however reserved for Muslims.

The Koutoubia mosque

Walking in the Palm Grove

Planted under the Almoravid dynasty, the famous palm grove of Marrakech is covered with more than 100 trees on 000 hectares. Today, the palm grove is a full-fledged district of Marrakech and is home to its wealthiest inhabitants. A place to relax in the city!

The palm grove of Marrakech

Discover the Marrakech museum

Located in an old traditional palace from the end of the 19th century, the Marrakech museum has been restored by Omar Benjelloun. It houses traditional Moroccan objects, ceramics, weapons and carpets. Temporary exhibitions are organized on Moroccan cultural heritage and contemporary art. In addition, if you are looking for what to do in Marrakech, the museum organizes concerts, choreographies, plays and film screenings. All this in a breathtaking setting that is really worth the detour!

The Marrakech museum

Escape to the Menara Gardens

The Menara Gardens were developed under the Almohad dynasty. It is a perfect place to escape the tumults of the city and enjoy the calm. With its 40 species of century-old olive trees, you will find a peaceful place and freshness near its large pool (whose many fish are delighted to be fed a few crumbs of bread).

The Menara Palace

Stroll in the Cyber-park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam

This 8 hectare park in the heart of Marrakech, very close to the Jemaa-el-Fna square, is a subtle blend of tradition and modernity. It is very pleasant to cross and fun with its many explanatory signs on the flora. It is an ideal place to find calm after a visit to the souk. You can sit there on one of the many benches and enjoy the shade, as well as the freshness of the place. What's more, the park has internet access. What to enjoy a haven of peace, while giving news to your loved ones or going about your business on the Web.

The Cyber ​​park of Marrakech

Have fun at Oasiria Marrakech

Oasiria is the first water park in Morocco. Covering more than 10 hectares, you will find: several green spaces, a beach volleyball court, a football field, a climbing wall (the first in Africa), and of course, many water attractions that will delight young and old. Yes fun and relaxation are what you want to do in Marrakech, then this is the place for you!

L'Oasiria in Marrakech

Relax in the hammams of Marrakech

You will find a dozen hammams in Marrakech. These wet steam rooms are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice! You can have a massage there and spend a moment of absolute well-being. Depending on the hammams, some rooms are intended for women, others for men, or the difference is made according to the hours. This place is perfect to offer you a relaxing break in your stay. In other words, an essential activity to do in Marrakech ... the ideal being to stay there for one to two hours.


Stroll in the Secret Garden

The Secret Garden was a place inhabited by many illustrious personalities of the city: Sultans, Qadis and Caids lived here. It is now a recent museum which opened in 2016. You can enjoy the green spaces of a magnificent Islamic garden, but also sit on the terrace of the café-restaurant to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Le Jardin Secret

Contemplate the Saadian Tombs

The last vestiges which testify to the power and the refinement of the Saadian dynasty, these tombs were not discovered until 1917. It is a place steeped in history with prestigious architecture. In order to fully enjoy the place, it is essential to take a tour with a guide. Because unfortunately, there is no explanatory panel. Because of its great beauty, this building is a must for outings to do in Marrakech.

Saadian tombs

Stop at the Almoravid Qoubba

This religious building is a must see if you like history because it is the last Almoravid vestige of Marrakech. Its function was to allow believers to do their ablution, before going to the mosque. The main architectural interest is its dome which testifies to the aesthetics and engineering of the time.

La Quubba Almoravide

The essentials of Marrakech… and after?

As you stroll through the souk, push open the door of a riad for an unforgettable night. Taste local specialties, such as couscous or tagine ... get drunk on the local atmosphere, which makes Marrakech one of a kind! Besides, why not take the opportunity to go there as a couple for Valentine's Day? In all cases, our complete guide will help you organize your stay!

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