1. Koutoubia Mosque
Marrakech´s major landmark is the Koutoubia Mosque, overlooking most of Citrus Holidays Marrakech´s central riads and hotels. This is the largest mosque in the city. Its minaret is over 230 feet. It dates back to the 12th century, when the Almohads ruled this part of North Africa. The minaret is an example of the Andalucian architecture. Its four sides have a unique decoration. Its walls used to be covered with tiles. The minaret has two twins, one in Seville and another one in Rabat.A must-see on your Marrakech holiday.
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech
2. Djemaa el-Fna
The Djemaa el-Fna is the main square of Marrakech. A major Marrakech attraction, where many of the Citrus hotels and Riads are situated. In the evening, there are rows of open-air food stalls, jugglers, snake charmers, storytellers and magicians. Around the square there are rooftop cafes and restaurants with balconies, where you can watch the this Marrakech spectacle.
Medina´s large central square.
3. Dar Si Saïd Museum
No Marrakech holiday would be complete without visiting the palace museum (Dar Si Saïd Museum)exhibiting Berber jewellery in finely worked silver, oil lamps in Taroudannt stone, embroidered leather, rustic pottery and marble. Other Moroccan craftmanship include elegant furniture, carpets and a remarkable collection of door and window frames.
Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid Marrakech
4. Saadian Tombs
The Saadian Tombs were sealed up for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Occupying a quiet enclosure at the kasbah, the tombs are magnificently decorated with colourful tiles, Arabic script and elaborate carvings. The beautiful necropolis was built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed el Mansour in the late 16th century as a final resting place for himself and his successors. The central mausoleum, the Hall of the Twelve Columns, is exceptionally ornate with a high vaulted roof, furnished with stunning carved cedar panels and columns of grey Italian marble.
Rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech
5. The Museum of Marrakech
Another Marrakech holiday attraction is the Museum of Marrakech is located in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by legendary Mehdi Menebhi, in the old centre of Marrakech. Opened in 1997, the Marrakech Museum displays archaeological artefacts, ceramics, jewellery, traditional weapons, historic documents and calligraphy, as well as contemporary art exhibitions. After enjoying the exhibits, visitors can relax in armchairs around the exquisitely tiled inner courtyard.
Place Ben Youssef, Marrakech
6. Bab Agnaou
There are 19 gates in the old city of Marrakech; Bab Agnaou is the major one leading into the kasbah on the southern end of the Medina, near El Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Built in the 12th Century the gate is worth visiting for the ornate designs of shells, floral patterns and inscriptions. An accessible and free Marrakech attraction.
7. Majorelle Garden
The Majorelle Garden is a botanical garden that was designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) in 1924, during the last century when Morocco was a French colony. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 the garden has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé. Saint-Laurent used the villa on the ground as a retreat, and after he died in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden. A oasis of calm in the middle of your Marrakech holiday. Dh 40 entrance.
Safi Boulevard Marrakech
8. Shrob Ou Shouf
Shrob Ou Shouf, a fountain near the Ben Youssef Madrasa, was constructed during the reign of Saadian Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 1600s. The design includes a green-tiled roof that encloses a honeycomb-like wooden crown. This historic gem was recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage site in the 1980s.
Near Ben Youssef Medrassa,Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech
Marrakech is home to a labyrinth of bustling souks (street markets) offering some of Marrakech`s most fascinating wares. a shopper`s paradise, they are a must for any visitor. At the northern end of the souks, best accessed beside the Ben Youssef Mosque, there are blacksmiths making wrought-iron goods and the distinct odour of leather workshops. The stalls emerge further south and are met by the Rahba Kedima, a market famous for its bizarre offerings of animals and eccentric potions for spells.
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech
10. El Badi Palace
El Badi Palace is a splendid ruined palace built by Ahmad al-Mansur in 1578, another interresting Marrakech attraction. located in Marrakech. Originally the palace had three hundred and fifty rooms, lavishly decorated with gold, ivory, cedar wood and semi-precious stones, a pool made of Italian marble and gold, a vast central courtyard, fountains, gardens and an underground tunnel leading to a jail. The palace was a venue for parties and grand festivals.
This palace took twenty five years to construct and was destroyed by the Sultan Moulay Ismail in the seventeenth century and parts were used by the Sultan to build his own palace at Meknes. Today the palace is used as a venue for holding the National Festival of Popular Arts and the Electronica Music Festival. A fantastic view from the terraces. Entrance Dh 10.
Rue de Berrima, Marrakech
11. Medina of Marrakech
The Medina of Marrakech is a historic Islamic city centre with numerous architectural and artistic masterpieces. Marrakech was founded in the late 11th century and one of the earliest monuments that still remain is the Koutoubia Mosque. Later additions are the Saadian Tombs, the city walls, El Badi Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa and the busiest square in the entire continent of Africa: Djemaa el Fna.
12. Les Bains de Marrakech
Les Bains De Marrakech is a world reknown spa centre which is situated in an old townhouse in the south of the Medina. It offers a wide range of massages from the traditional hammam and various massages. You can enjoy a full body scrub while lying back and sipping mint tea in the beautiful courtyard where there is exotic variety of birds. A must-do on your holiday to Marrakech.
2 Derb Sedra,Bab Agnaou Kasbah, Marrakech
13. Bahia Palace
Bahia (brilliant) Palace is a complex of ornately decorated reception rooms, apartments and gardens that was built by a grand vizier at the end of the 19th century, to be the greatest palace in the world. Take some time to admire the architecture: mosaic ceilings, tiled courtyards and carved wooden columns. Another interesting place to visit on your Marrakech holiday.Entrance Dh 10.
Beyond Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech