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Top sights in Marrakech

The former imperial city of western Morocco, today Marrakech holds the rich medieval heritage and culture of the Almoravid Empire. Travelers can enjoy the Moorish architecture, shopping and cuisine experiences, scenic gardens, and more as they explore the walled city. List down the many things to do in Marrakech with this handy travel guide to help you plan your itinerary!

Jemaa el-Fna

Considered to be one of city’s most important cultural landmarks, it’s no wonder why Jemaa el-Fna is a must do in Marrakech. The historic marketplace has been a symbol of Morroco’s rich heritage and culture since the 11th-century. Travelers can easily find the busy square by the entrance of the Medina, surrounded by many restaurants and public buildings. While there, bargain shop till you drop with the many unique stalls or be captivated by talented street performers, like jugglers, acrobats, and more.
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Jardin Majorelle

Breathe in fresh air while admiring the beautiful art deco and Moorish-style buildings that enclose the area at the famous Jardin Majorelle. The two and half acre botanical garden was designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1922 and is now home to beautiful fauna from all around the world. While there, see the former villa of Majorelle, renamed as Villa Oasis by the garden’s new owners, fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. The vibrant blue and yellow color of the villa is a photo spot to see!
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Bahia Palace

Explore one of the top tourist attractions in Marrakech with a trip to the19th-century palace, The Bahia Palace. Built in the 1860s by Grand Vizier Si Moussa, the landmark is a stunning example of the beauty of Islamic architecture in the city. Travelers can enjoy the chance to discover the stories of the palace as they explore over 150 rooms and 8 acres of gardens and courtyards. The palace’s beautiful decorated with colored mosaic tiles, that are a sure must-see during your visit!
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Learn more about the rich religious history and traditions of the city at the Koutobia Mosque. Located in the southwest medina quarter, the 12th-century mosque is considered to be largest mosque in Marrakech. The mosque’s iconic minaret towers over the city at 75m, also the highest landmark in the city. Travelers will hear the landmark’s call for prayer five time a day ring throughout the area.
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