Top 5 things to do in Marrakech
Marrakech is located in the southern part of Morocco. It is a famous old city where nomadic travelers traded their goods for centuries. Discover the top 5 things to do during the Marrakech tours.
1. The Koutoubia Mosque
The Fes tour focuses on the historical and cultural aspects of the old city. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, a great monument with its Andalusian architecture, located in the narrow paved streets of Marrakech. The mosque is a unique attraction with its eye-catching tall minaret and design.
2. Discover the culture
See the sights at Jemaa el-Fna, the most vibrant venue of Morocco and the symbol of the old Medina city. This is the cultural square of Marrakech, a gathering place for thousands of people. Enjoy exploring its restaurants and handcraft shops. To have more fun, amaze yourself at the sight of the snake charmers and the talent of the Gnaoua Musician artists. Then, to have more fun, listen to talented artists and enjoy poetry, or listen to fascinating stories about Marrakech and its sultans. To relax after some hours of strolling around, enjoy the sights from the cafes in the square. For great pictures, marvel at the colorful souks of the Jemaa el-Fna. The square is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
2. Sightsee amazing gardens
Founded since the 12th century, the Menara Gardens are set around a lake, where horticulturalists fetched water for their plants. These botanical gardens, where orchards of palm trees and olive trees are growing, feature in most Moroccan postcards. Countless stories about the Sultan who charmed guests to dine out with him and admire their reflection in the water are told by story tellers. He then would mysteriously get rid of them in the pool. The area is excellent for family outings and a romantic promenade. Sights of passionate couples canoodling among the olive trees are common.
3. Explore the tourist attractions:
Marrakech is rich in tourist attractions; among which it is recommended to visit the following:
- Bahia Palace: Built in the late 19th century, this is a brilliant palace with a set of gardens. The palace is unique in its architecture; and it is where to learn about the history of the chamberlain of Sultan Hassan I of Morocco.
- Ben Youssef Madrasa: Ben Youssef Madrasa is a historical site to discover the Islamic traditions. It is the location of the Islamic College in Marrakech. Established in the 14th century, it was designed in the earlier Andalusian architecture, with a reflection pool and many rooms.
- Saadian tombs: Located next to the Mosque of the Kasbah, in the outskirt of the Marrakech city, the Saadian tombs were built in the 16th century when Sultan Ahmad Al-Mansur ruled over the country during the Golden Age. Remaining hidden for centuries, the tombs were only unveiled in 1917.
4. Eat the local delicacies
Walk along the Mechoui Alley and delight at the delicacy of the whole ship Popsicles baked in the underground oven covered with mud. Roasted lamb and mutton are sold every morning by weight, ready to be eaten for a hearty meal.
5. Stroll along the city’s gem
Rich in cultural and historical diversity, the Fes Tours target the best city in the northern part of Morocco, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Take a walk around the magical Fes el Bali and take great pictures of the Golden Gates at the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Arms Museum at Borj Nord and the Merenid Tombs. Take great souvenir photos at the Bab Boujeloud or the Blue Gate. Explore the Chouara Tannery and learn the fascinating history of the Medersa Bou Inania. There are more places to sightsee at the Fes, like Fes el Jedid, the Jewish Quarter or Mellah, and the oldest university.