Best Things To Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

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  • Palmeraie: Also known as the green lung of Marrakech, this is a nomadic sub-destination located around the main city. The real oasis covering 13,000ha and 150,000 palm trees, the journey to La Palmeraie is also a picture perfect place with admirable villas and luxury hotels.
  • Menara gardens: These are the gardens which are decorated with beautiful orchards and olive groves surrounding the 16th century pavilion built by the Saadi dynasty.
  • Djemaa El-Fna: This is the cultural centre of Marrakech and there are a number of attractions located near this square which includes The Souks (suuqs), or markets of Marrakech, Koutoubia Mosque and Dar Si Saïd Museum.  This is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Saadian Tombs: Discovered in the late 20th century, these tombs were preserved for superstitious reasons, thanks to the blocked entrance for hundreds of years. These marvelously decorated tombs belong to the Saadi Dynasty and surprisingly have a few distinctive Jewish and Christian tombs too.
  • El Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace:  These are the antique palaces of Marrakech and are worth visiting.
  • The medina- the centre of the city is buzzed with activities all day long.  From snake charmers to melodious musicians, from extravagant aromas flying in the air to endless shopping sprees, you can pick your favorite to have a splendid time here in Medina.

When in Marrakech, you can have a relaxing bath at one of the Hammam’s, the traditional, antique spas. There are a variety of extensive treatments to choose from.

You can shop for authentic leather goods like shoes, crafted candle-holding lanterns, local spices, cashmere shawls and Argan oil-which is only produced in Morocco and is widely used in their cooking and beauty treatments. Another rare finds are the items made from the cactus silk available in vibrant colors and designs.

Below we have a list of things to do in Marrakesh and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Marrakesh getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Marrakesh with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Marrakesh

Here is the list of things to do in Marrakesh and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Jardin Majorelle

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    Jardin Majorelle

    Garden, Leisure

    Like an oasis is to a dessert, this garden is a big relief in middle of the rhythmic chaos of Marrakesh. It took Jacques Majorelle 40 years to create this passionate symbol of love and symbiotic co-existence. And oh what a marvelous job he did! Adopted by the uber glamorous Yves Saint Laurent who gave it a fresh lease of life and converted it into a crowd-pulling, awe-inspiring abode of love. A...Read more
  2. Djemaa El Fna

    Walking Area, Square, Street Market, Street Food

    This grand square adjoining the Palace Jemma El Fna is a pot pourri of smells, colors and textures. Like a neighborhood out of an exotic movie, this place is full of esoteric and simply unbelievable sights and sounds. You’ll see old morocco men enjoying a game of cards over a shisha in one corner, you’ll encounter over-zealous shopkeepers and street chefs vying for your attention, y...Read more
  3. Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

    4.2 (1649 Votes)
    Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

    Religious Site, Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    This magnanimous building is reminiscent of hundreds of students learning Islamic law, science and Koran in its ornate, wood-carved chambers. The Medresa is worth visiting for its craftsmanship and attention to detail that was a forte of the Saadian dynasty. This 16th century building is a gateway to Marrakech’s rich historic and religious lineage. Worth noting here are the rare palm moti...Read more
  4. La Bahia Palace

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    La Bahia Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    The La Bahia palace is true to its name ;’The Beautiful’ . Beguiling and handsomely adorned, the architecture of the palace slightly subdues the historical legends attached to it. Built over 8 hectares and housing a whopping 150 rooms, the La Bahia palace is a gem that has been the envy of many of its guests. Look around and you will find amazing craftsmanship surround you, the milk...Read more
  5. Maison De La Photographie

    4.4 (1556 Votes)
    Maison De La Photographie

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Ask any visitor of Maison de La Photographie about their experience at this eclectic museum, they would most probably call it a haven in the hustle bustle of Marrakech. Masion de La Photographie is so much more than that; it is a glimpse of the old, ensnaring Marrakech , photographs that document the evolution of this mesmerizing place. Patrick Menach and Hamid Mergani have contributed close to...Read more
  6. El Badi Palace

    4.2 (1454 Votes)
    El Badi Palace

    Historical Site, Palace

    What takes a visitor by surprise about this 16th Century Saadian palace is how beautiful just the ruins of the fort are.  A fascinating historical background and stunning views of Morocco have made this place a must-visit for every traveler. A good example of Saadian opulence, it’s amazing to imagine how lavish this palace must have been in its glory days. A glimpse of the beautiful ...Read more
  7. Saadian Tombs

    4.1 (1435 Votes)
    Saadian Tombs

    Architecture , Tomb

    The Saadian tombs are a reminder of the lengths that a King could go to keep his hierarchy, even after his death. A glaring showcase of unapologetic superiority and brash pompousness, the tomb of Mansour Al Ahmed stands out from the rest of the 65 tombs like a shining star on a no-moon night. This is also the only show-stopper of your visit to the Saadian tombs; the ornate, Italian-marbled, gol...Read more
  8. Hammam El Basha

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    Hammam El Basha

    Water Body, Leisure, Spa

    Arguably the oldest and biggest hammam in the city, bathing at Hammam El Basha is like taking a dip into Moroccan culture. It has star shaped vents and chirpy bath attendants who are ready to help you with whatever you might need. The charming changing room under a dome and the white tiled hammam itself will make you want to be a part of this grandeur. Men and women bathe separately and have di...Read more
  9. Mellah

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Neighborhoods

    A visit to this old Jewish neighborhood would be a great way to experience life in Marrakesh as a local, away from the touristy areas. Once a thriving colony of Jewish traders, it is now in a dilapidated state. Even so, it is easy to imagine the everyday life of Jews in this neighborhood that has more or less remained the same through the years. Your local guide will be able to arrange for a vi...Read more
  10. Dar Si Said

    4.2 (948 Votes)
    Dar Si Said

    Art Museum, Museum

    Once a lovely palace, this building has since been converted into a museum. Home to an exciting range of antique artifacts., Dar Si said is worth visiting for its collection of priceless daggers, jewellery,carpets, kaftans etc. When you step into the courtyard of Dar Si Said, you are instantly transported to a Moroccan paradise that is lined with cypress trees and an inviting, cheerful fountain...Read more
  11. Maison Tiskiwin

    4.2 (966 Votes)
    Maison Tiskiwin

    Art And Culture, Museum

    The museum houses the collection of anthropologist Bert Flint which are collectibles from his travels around the world. It is built around a beautiful courtyard in a traditional Moroccan house which itself is quite fascinating to experience. Worth noting in the museum are the brilliantly carved doors ,leather articles and ceramic articrafts. The permanent exhibition at the museum is dedicated t...Read more
  12. Tin Mal Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    The Tin Mal is a mosque from the Almohad era and is one of the few mosques in Marrakech that allows non-muslims to enter. An architectural masterpiece, this mosque was built in honor of the spiritual leader Mohammad Tumart. Due to the rewarding restoration work that is undergoing at the mosque, a visitor is rewarded by magnificent views of the cedar carved ceilings and long archways.
  13. The Souks Laksour

    Flea Market, Street Market, Neighborhoods

    The souks are a labyrinth of markets that offer almost everything under the sun on sale ; dates,nuts, spices, local produce, souvenirs and lots of ‘friendly’ advice from overzealous shopkeepers.  The most famous souks are Semmarine,Zrabia,Cherratin,Attarin  and Smata which are all inter-connected with each other. The uninitiated will take at least an hour just to get accli...Read more
  14. Musee De Marrakech

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    Musee De Marrakech

    Art And Culture, Museum

    Musee de Marrakech is situated in the infamous palace that was besieged by the French,English and Spanish as a part of their plan to colonize Africa. Refurbished by the Omar Benjelluon foundation, the museum showcases exquisite Rabbati embroidery, pottery and ornate daggers etc. The soothing music that plays from the speakers and the stunning central atrium are a sight for sore eyes. The museum...Read more
  15. Koubba Almoravid

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    Koubba Almoravid

    Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    One wonders why the Almohads showed such mercy on this quaint little monument and did not destroy it. Even so, a short visit to this fascinating relic from history is warranted just to see the influence of Hispano-moresque architecture. If you are a fan of history, you will find this place quite intriguing. One of the most unique things about this sight is that it was built under the ground lev...Read more

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  • Do you have recommendations on the best places to purchase spices, furniture and textiles in Marrakech, Morocco and how to go about arranging shipping to the Caribbean? Thanks in advance. Portia

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    • hello dear if you still need any informations about shooping and shipping from Morocco, you can contact me. i will be glade to help you. Call/WhatsApp: 212610347116

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    • I am not sure about the shipping, but I am sure you will find spices at Souk Ableuh, clothing at Souk Semmarine, and different souvenir items at the market of Medina. I would suggest asking the locals for the best suggestions.  

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