Top 10 places to visit that makes Marrakesh trips the best trips

Marrakech is one of the top travel destinations in North Africa and in the world generally. It is one of the oldest imperial cities in Morocco that contains a dozen of beautiful Palaces, gardens, Souks, historic mosques and of course the delicious food. So, and based on tourists exciting trips and their reviews about the city and the activities they did there, we’ll show you 10 best things to do in this amazing city and that makes Marrakesh trips the best trips. And here are our top 10 picks:

10- The Souks of Medina:

Medina, the oldest part in the city of Marrakesh, offers, amongst a lot of other things, a special authentic experience which is the chaotic Souks. The Souks is kind of traditional street markets where vendors offer different varities of products, from leather bags, spices, silver and gold products, to more modern items and food. Every street of these old streets was named after the kind of the products that were sold there, and even today you can see that certain streets mostly sell spices, and others are selling leather products, and so on. Getting lost in the chaotic souks of Medina is an interesting experience that all Marrakesh trips must include, which offers a glimpse of life in Morocco centuries ago.

9- EL BADI PALACE

El Badi Palace is a destroyed palace in Marrakech built by the Saadian dynasty’s ruler Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 16th century. The original palace had approximately 350 apartments, a huge swimming pool, and many gardens, but it has lost much of its luster. El Badi Palace is currently a museum with many separate sections showcasing various works of art, including a fully restored 12th-century minbar. The rooftop terrace provides spectacular views of Marrakech as well as a bird’s eye perspective of the palace. Visiting this palace is a must in all Marrakesh trips.

8- GARDENS

Marrakech is well-known for its world-class gardens. In fact, gardens are such an essential element of Marrakech that it is known as the “Garden City,” and all Marrakesh trips include a visit to these gardens. Gardens represent paradise and provide a brief relief from the desert-like climate and crowded city streets. Even riads, traditional Moroccan homes, and castles with internal courtyards have gardens. While there are many lovely gardens to visit in Marrakech, the following are among the most attractive and available to the public: The Jardin Majorelle was established in 1923 by a French orientalist named Jacques Majorelle, but it took another 40 years to finish. A bright house in the garden has become a famous Instagram picture spot. The adjacent Yves Saint Laurent museum, dedicated to the famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s work, is a must-see. Menara Gardens are botanical gardens in Marrakech’s western outskirts. The Menara gardens are a favorite leisure place for residents, whereas Jardin Majorelle is primarily visited by tourists. Le Jardin Secret is a hidden gem in Medina with a classic Islamic garden that provides a welcome respite from Marrakech’s bustling streets.

 

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7- KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE

The Koutoubia Mosque, located in Medina, is Marrakech’s biggest mosque. It is also considered as the sister of the other mosque in Rabat Hassan mosque, Its 253-foot-tall (77-meter) tower is easy to see and can even assist you in orienting yourself around Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Mosque served as a model for several notable structures. A lovely big garden plaza may be seen outside the mosque.

 

6- JEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE

The principal square of Medina, Jemaa El-fna, is located close to the Koutoubia Mosque. A fascinating mix of residents and tourists can be found here, with street sellers offering anything from fresh orange juice to trinkets. There are also a variety of performers such as snake charmers, fortune tellers, and others. If you want to stop and observe or take a picture with them, they will demand money, sometimes rather aggressively. To get the whole experience, head to one of the rooftop bars and drink a traditional Moroccan mint tea while taking in the scenery.

5-TANNERIES

Morocco’s historic leather tanning industry is well-known especially in Fez and Marrakech old Medinas. At reality, leather purses, shoes, and other things are frequently sold in souks. The majority of tanneries are in the northern section of Medina, away from the main tourist attractions. You may witness the process of preparing animal skins to make leather. However, be cautious because there are several tannery-related scams.

 

4-BAHIA PALACE

The Bahia Palace was constructed in the 19th century for Si Moussa, the Sultan’s senior vizier. Unlike the previously described El Badi Place, Bahia Palace has been properly preserved. A fantastic opportunity to go through time and experience life in over 150 rooms and an imposing acre garden built in the Islamic and Moroccan styles. The harem with its outdoor court, which opens to the living quarters for concubines staying in Bahia Palace, is one of the more fascinating sites in Marrakech and a favorite Instagram picture spot.

3- MIARA JEWISH CEMETERY

Marrakech became a new home for many Jews when they were expelled from Spain in the 15th centur. Melah, the Jewish quarter, that you for sure might hear of if you travel to the historical cities in Morocco, the one in Marrakech had a population of about 35,000 people and about 40 synagogues. The Jewish Cemetery, located just outside the Melah district, was established in 1537. The cemetery still remains today. Visit the Jewish district and the Jewish Cemetery to get a sense of the city’s historic depth, and that Marrakesh trips must for sure include.

2-BAB AGNAOU

Marrakech has 19 gates that provided access to the city’s many neighborhoods. Bab Agnaou was erected in the 12th century to serve as an entryway to Medina’s royal quarter and to dazzle guests. The storks nesting at the top of Bab Agnaou are a lovely addition to the old gates, which are still adored by visitors as one of the primary Marrakesh trips attractions in the city.

 

1-SAADIAN TOMBS

The Kasbah, Marrakech’s royal area, may be reached by entering through the Bab Agnaou gates. The Kasbah Mosque, another major ancient Mosque in the city, is located here. The magnificent Saadian Tombs, buried for centuries below the Kasbah Mosque and recently excavated, are home to nearly 60 members of the powerful Saadi dynasty. Morocco was controlled by the Saadi dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries. The graves were found in 1917 and are now open to the public, together with a stunning Moroccan garden. All Marrakesh trips must include a visit to these Tombs; else, you will be missing out on an incredible experience.

Of course, there are many other interesting places to see in Marrakech, but we just wanted to give you a hint about what are the most important places to visit and that all Marrakesh trips should include to be the perfect trip and get the most of what the historical city offers

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