Marrakesh is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Marrakesh one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Marrakesh is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Marrakesh or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Marrakesh. Explore the historical monuments of Marrakesh with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Marrakesh guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Marrakesh page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Marrakesh landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Marrakesh.
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Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 li...
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5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco.
08:30 am - 05:45 pm
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 fi...
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Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
08:45 am - 04:30 pm
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...
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Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 ...
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Rue Riad Zitoun el-Jedid,Marrakech, Morocco
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.
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Youssef Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco.
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 level.
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Once the home to kings and queens, there are some splendid palaces in Morocco that are now popular tourist attractions. Located in the higher area of the city, dar el Makhzen is one of the most stunning palaces and offers panoramic views of the city. The palace was built by Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 17th century. The palace has now been converted...