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Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. It is west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Marrakech


1 - Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is a palace and a set of gardens located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means "brilliance".

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2 - Almoravid Koubba

The Almoravid Qubba, or Qubba Ba'adiyyin/Barudiyyin, is a small monument in Marrakech, Morocco. It was erected by the Almoravid dynasty in the early 12th century.

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3 - Quad biking in Marrakech

   8 km away

Explore Agafay desert and mountain ranges on this amazing quad bike adventure. This exhilarating excursion takes place just outside of Marrakesh, across dry, arid landscapes and winding gravel roads.   Dunes & Desert offers you a quad ...

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4 - Marrakech Museum

The Museum of Marrakech is an art museum located in the old center of Marrakesh, Morocco. The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, constructed at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi.

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5 - Agdal Gardens

The Agdal Gardens are a large area of botanical gardens in Marrakesh, Morocco. Covering around 400 hectares, the gardens are located to the south of the city's historic Kasbah and its Dar al-Makhzen.

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6 - Hot Air Ballooning in Marrakech

   18 km away

Come and fly over the Atlas valley and the ancient city of Marrakech in a hot-air balloon at dawn. Extraordinary experience! Glide over the city of Marrakech also known as the "red city" and the steep valleys of the Atlas Mountains in a hot air ballo...

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7 - Saadiens Tombs

Bab Agnaou is one of the best-known gates of Marrakesh, Morocco. Its construction is attributed to the Almohad caliph Abu Yusuf Ya'qub al-Mansur and was completed around 1188 or 1190.

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8 - Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou is one of the nineteen gates of Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built in the 12th century in the time of the Almohad dynasty.

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9 - Hiking / Trekking in Marrakech

Departing from Marrakech, live a unique experience and discover the highest peak of the Maghreb! A guided ascent of Mount Toubkal in 2 days trekking where you will exceed your limits, facing breathtaking landscapes. Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil (170...

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10 - Dar el Bacha

Dar el Bacha is a palace located in the old medina of Marrakesh, Morocco.

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11 - Dar Si Said

Dar Si Said is a historic late 19th-century palace and present-day museum in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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12 - Stargazing | Marrakech

Experience the Unspoiled Majesty of Erg Chebbi Sahara Dunes! Leave the tourist crowds behind and set out on an exceptional desert expedition to the less-explored Erg Chebbi dunes.

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13 - Menara

   7 km away

Marrakesh Menara Airport is an international airport serving Marrakesh, the capital city of the Marrakesh-Safi region in Morocco.

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14 - El Badii Palace

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15 - Horse riding in Marrakech

   8 km away

Come for a camel ride in the spectacular Agafay Desert, near Marrakech at the foot of Mount Atlas! Enjoy yourself in the company of the KING OF THE DESERT! Dunes & Desert offers you a camel ride from a magnificent oasis! It is the perfect place t...

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Why should you visit Marrakech ?

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How to visit Marrakech ?

To reach Marrakech, you can fly into Marrakech Menara Airport, which is just a few kilometers from the city center. Many international flights connect to Marrakech, making it accessible from various parts of the world. Alternatively, you can take a train or bus from other Moroccan cities, such as Casablanca or Rabat, to Marrakech.

Before your trip, it's essential to book a few things in advance. First, reserve accommodations ahead of time, especially during the high season, as hotels and riads can fill up quickly. Second, if you plan on taking a guided tour, such as a day trip to the Atlas Mountains or a desert excursion, book your tour in advance as well to ensure availability.

The costs associated with traveling to Marrakech are relatively affordable compared to other major tourist destinations. Expect to pay around $50-60 per night for budget accommodations and $100-200 for more upscale hotels and riads. Meals can range from $5-10 at street food stalls to $20-30 at mid-range restaurants. Entrance fees for attractions such as the Bahia Palace or the Majorelle Garden are usually around $5-10.

Some of the best things to do in Marrakech include exploring the Medina, visiting the Koutoubia Mosque, wandering through the Jardin Majorelle, and shopping at the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Don't forget to indulge in a traditional Moroccan hammam experience and enjoy a sunset view from a rooftop terrace.

For delicious Moroccan cuisine, make sure to visit Al Fassia, a family-owned restaurant famous for its authentic dishes and warm atmosphere. Another great option is Nomad, a trendy restaurant offering modern Moroccan cuisine with a twist, located in the heart of the Medina.

When it comes to accommodation, staying in a traditional Moroccan riad is a must. Some excellent options include Riad Yasmine, known for its stunning courtyard and rooftop pool, and Riad Dar Anika, which offers luxurious rooms and a serene atmosphere. For those on a budget, consider staying at Rodamon Riad Hostel, which offers comfortable dorms and private rooms.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and unusual travel experience in Marrakech, consider visiting the Amal Women's Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant. This non-profit organization empowers disadvantaged women by providing them with culinary training and job placement. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a fantastic cause, or even sign up for a traditional Moroccan cooking class to learn some new skills and recipes to take back home with you.

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Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco with a population of over 1 million people It is known for its mosques, markets, and gardens and is also a popular tourist destination.

What to visit in Marrakech ?

The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MAACAL) is dedicated to young African artists. The museum's collection comes in various shapes: digital art, paintings, sculptures and videos. It is a 15 minute drive from the Medina.

Go to the market on the cultural Jemma el-Fna Square, which has been listed as an intangible cultural heritage site since 2008 and as a world heritage site since 1985 by UNESCO. So you can guess that it is a must when visiting Marrakech. Take advantage of a walk through this square to discover and taste Moroccan gastronomy and its specialities.

The Berber Ecomuseum of Ourika boasts the mystical Majorelle Garden. In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé saved the garden from a hotel complex project. Thanks to them, it is now possible to admire the flamboyant colors and exotic plants scattered over 9000 m². Another park worth visiting is the Arsat Moulay Abdel Salam Cyber Park, a small oasis of peace and greenery.

The famous Medina is the heart of Marrakech. This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to several historic Moroccan monuments such as the Bahia Palace, the El Badii Palace and the Koutoubia Mosque. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the Jardin Secret, a botanical garden.

The former Koranic school of Marrakech, Medersa Ben Youssef, has been recently renovated (2022) and opens its doors to the public again. A short but refreshing discovery. There is an entrance fee and few explanations are available. For more information on the place, take a guide or pay (in addition to the entrance fee) to the people on the spot.

Hivernage district is modern and refined. It is sometimes referred to as the Beverly Hillsof Marrakech. You will find luxury shops, clubs and large hotels.
To the north of Hivernage is Gueliz district, which is popular for its many shops and beautiful hotels.

What to do in Marrakech ?

You have strolled through the streets and different districts of Marrakech you don't miss any of the mysteries of Marrakech? Book a tour of the city with a passionate guide.
Want to get away from it all? Discover the Sahara Desert on camelback during an unforgettable 3-day stay from Marrakech.
Take a day trip to the spectacular Ouzoud Waterfalls.
Board on an air balloon and enjoy a splendid mountain and desert views and an incredible sunrise.

Best time to visit Marrakech

The weather in Marrakech is pleasant all year round. The best time will depend on what you are looking for. 

From March to June or September to November : for mild and confortable, enjoyable temperatures. From March to June, you'll enjoy the flowers and other plants at their best.
July and August : if you want warmer temperatures (maximum 36.5°C). This is also a period that attracts European and Moroccan expatriate tourists.
From November to February : the temperatures drop a bit (to around 19°C) and so the tourists disappear a little too. This period will allow you to visit much more quietly.

Marrakech to Essaouira

Go from the red city to the white city! To discover this charming port city, several choices are available to you.

By car: 2h30 from Marrakech. If you don't have a car and need to rent one, check with rental agencies such as NajmCar, Medloc or MLB. Don't hesitate to negotiate! Or get taxi ride. There are XL taxis available if you travel in group.

By bus: remember to book your ticket in advance with one of the companies such as Supratours, CTM or the public transportation (way longer but it's an experience). The journey between Marrakech and Essaouira will take 3 hours. Careful, it is not possible to buy a return ticket in Marrakech, so be quick on your arrival at Essaouira to pick up your return ticket to ensure you get home.

If you don't wont to bother with the route, book a day trip with a guide to learn all about the city - bus included! 
Walk along the ramparts, experience the bustle of the port and enjoy the fine sand of the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Marrakech

How to get around Marrakech ?

To get around the Medina of Marrakech, you will have to walk. The streets are so narrow that no means of transportation can get around (except for motorcycles and bicycles, which you will have to dodge constantly).

Finding your way around is a bit tricky since there is no detailed map of the Medina, and the existing maps have street names that are different from the names on the signs.

Finally, the only way to get to your destination is to ask someone to show you the way. Any person will kindly accompany you to the requested address, and in exchange, they will ask you for a tip, which curiously enough, will always seem too little.

Bus in Marrakech
Even if you have the option of taking the bus to get around, seeing the poor condition of the buses and the people they carry, you will most likely prefer to walk or take a cab. 

Cabs in Marrakech
In Marrakech, there are two types of cabs: "small cabs" and "large cabs". The small ones are used to get around the city and the large ones are recommended if you are leaving Marrakech.

Cabs in Marrakech have a taximeter, but they often "forget" to activate it. Before getting in, make sure the driver turns it on, and if he doesn't, find another cab. In any case, if you decide to get into a cab without a meter, you will have to negotiate the price before it starts, so that you don't have problems when you arrive.

A good price for a trip to Marrakech is usually between 15 DH (1,40 €) and 25 DH (2,30 €).

Many people order a cab for a whole day and take the opportunity to go to more remote places such as the Ouzoud Waterfalls or Essaouira.

Carriages in Marrakech
Even if it is certainly not the best alternative to get around, a carriage ride during your stay is not to be missed.

You will need about 4 days to discover Marrakech. You will be able to see the main monuments, the flowering gardens, the souks (markets) and the restaurants, but also perhaps some excursions around Marrakech.

As said before, all months of the year can be enjoyed in Marrakech. The best month will depend on what you want to do there.
But, let's be honest, if you want sunshine that warms you up without burning you, pleasant evenings and not too many tourists, go in May.

As you wish! 
Many people seem to believe that women and even men need to cover certain parts of their bodies. However, Marrakech is somewhere between modern and historic.
Of course, don't go around in little clothes... But ladies, wear that nice little dress you bought for your holidays in total liberty and gentleman, put on those palm shorts, you are eagerly waiting for it!
As for "covering" your shoulders... With the heat, you'll end up doing it anyway! And by the way, don't forget to take a hat in your suitcase.
Also, wear comfortable clothes if you plan to go to the market, as the souks can be crowded.

Marrakech is safe.
Please note that as in many other places, tourists mean money, so you will be a center of interest for many sellers or any service providers. Don't be afraid to answer "no thank you" or "no choukran" ("choukran" means "thank you") if you are not interested in what people are offering you.

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