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Sightseeing in Marrakech

Marrakech is probably the most famous and definitely the most visited city in Morocco. On arrival you are most likely to encounter the central square Djemaa el Fna which gives a good first impression of Morocco. On this square you can see the snake charmers with their cobra's and flutes and many other entertainers. Here you will also get a real taste of Moroccan food from the many street stalls. There are many nice things to see and the whole city of Marrakech is a very pleasant place to walk around. For some typical Moroccan architecture and culture head over to the Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque is one of the most beautiful in Morocco and has many original features. Another place which is not to be missed are the ancient city walls which look just like they were originally built. As part of the city walls there are several old city gates which are all in typical Islamic architectural style. Another feature of Marrakesh are the open market streets (souks) where it is enjoyable to walk around and have a look at the merchandise for sale. You will find several stand selling dried fruits and spices. There are actually many traditional Moroccan shops in Marrakech selling things like silverware and lamps. Another place to visit is the El Badi Palace.

As Marrakech has had an important place in history, it also needed a seat of power which has taken the shape of El Badi palace. The palace which is more like a castle has turned largely into ruins, but many of its original features are still visible. Its thick outer walls are still standing and many of the foundations, courtyards and even some small features have survived. Marrakech also has a hidden sight which are the small alleys which seem to be randomly located around the city. These are often painted red and full of character as you come across beautifully decorated doorways and mosaics. Some of the hotels with the most character are located in alleyways and often have a riad (garden within the building).

As Marrakech is the most visited city in Morocco, there are several tour operators offering multi day trips across the country including visits to Ait Benhaddou, the High Atlas mountains and the most prominent feature of Northern Africa which is the Sahara desert. This trip to the Sahara is highly recommended as it also offers the visitor to see something of the countryside of this beautiful country and then spent a night under the stars.

Marrakech is connected by air to many other European countries, although some destinations might have limited connectivity as they fly only during parts of the year. Getting around Morocco is best by train as these are comfortable and depart roughly every two hours and connect the majority of the most important cities. Alternatively, there is the bus. The nice thing about Marrakech is that it can be visited throughout the whole years. Even in December the temperature gets in its low twenties.

Marrakech travel photo gallery

 



Train station, Marrakech.

Train station.

 
Small red colored alley in the old part of Marrakech.

Small red colored alley in the old part of town.

 



Moroccan lamps.

Typical lamps.

 


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Street vendor selling dried fruits in Morocco.

Street vendor selling dried fruits.

 
Shopping street leading to Djemaa el Fna.

Shopping street leading to Djemaa el Fna.

 
Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech.

Djemaa el Fna.

 
Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech.

Koutoubia mosque.

 
Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.

Koutoubia mosque.

 
Minaret of the Koutoubia mosque.

Minaret of the Koutoubia mosque.

 



Restaurant on Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech.

Restaurant on Djemaa el Fna.

 
Traditional goods for sale.

Traditional goods for sale.

 
Mosaic of a mosque entrance.

Mosaic of a mosque entrance.

 



Souks, Marrakech.

Souks.

 

Smalls street cover against the sun.

 
Small mosque in Marrakech.

Small mosque.

 
Small red alley in the Medina of Marrakech.

Small red alley in the Medina.

 
Souks in the old  medina.

Souks in the old Medina.

 



Traditional Moroccan silverware.

Traditional silverware.

 
Souks of Marrakech.

Souks.

 
Mosque decorated with mosaic, in the souks of Marrakech.

Mosque decorated with mosaic, in the souks.

 
Decorative window in the historical part of Marrakech.

Decorative window in the historical part of the city.

 
Red walls with blue doors in Morocco.

Red walls with blue doors.

 



Traditional street vendor on Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech.

Traditional street vendor on Djemaa el Fna.

 
Minaret of a mosque on  Djemaa el Fna.

Minaret of a mosque on Djemaa el Fna.

 
Street vendor selling traditional spices, Morocco.

Street vendor selling traditional spices.

 
Moroccan architecture.

Moroccan architecture.

 
Gardens of a Moroccan palace with detailed stone carvings, Marrakech.

Gardens of a Moroccan palace with detailed stone carvings.

 
Moorish architecture in Marrakech, Morocco.

Moorish architecture.






Square in Marrakech, Morocco.

Square in Marrakech.

 
Ruins of El Badi Palace.

Ruins of El Badi Palace.

 
Old buildings with many holes in them of the El Badi Palace.

Old buildings with many holes in them of the El Badi Palace.

 
El Badi Palace in Marrakech, Morocco.

El Badi Palace.

 
Partly restored buildings and gardens of the El Badi Palace.

Partly restored buildings and gardens of the El Badi Palace.

 
El Badi Palace courtyard, Marrakech.

El Badi Palace courtyard.

 



Gardens of the El Badi Palace.

Gardens of the El Badi Palace.

 
Ruins of the El Badi Palace.

Ruins of the El Badi Palace.

 
Fountain with mosaic tiles in El Badi Palace.

Fountain with mosaic tiles in El Badi Palace.

 



Central courtyard of El Badi Palace, Marrakech.

Central courtyard of El Badi Palace.

 
Birds who has build a nest on the walls of the El Badi Palace.

Birds who has build a nest on the walls of the El Badi Palace.

 
Koutoubia mosque.

Koutoubia mosque.

 



Street vendor at night on Djemaa el Fna.

Street vendor at night on Djemaa el Fna.

 



Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech, Morocco.

Djemaa el Fna square.

 



Traditional shops in Marrakech.

Traditional shops.

 
Decorated Moroccan door.

Decorated Moroccan door.

 
The hidden alleys of Marrakech.

The hidden alleys.

 
Woodcarvings and tiles for a traditional decorated door in Morocco.

Woodcarvings and tiles for a traditional decorated door.

 
Closed stall of a street vendor, Morocco.

Closed stall of a street vendor.

 
Outer walls of the El Badi Palace in Marrakech.

Outer walls of the El Badi Palace.

 
Carpets for sale in Marrakech, Morocco.

Carpets for sale.

 
Moorish styled doorway.

Moorish styled doorway.

 
Old city gate, Marrakech.

Old city gate.

 
Minaret of the Saadian tombs.

Minaret of the Saadian tombs.

 



Saadian tombs, Marrakech.

Saadian tombs.

 
Islamic architecture of the Saadian tombs.

Islamic architecture.

 
Decorative styling of the Saadian tombs.

Decorative styling of the Saadian tombs.

 
Architectural details of the Saadia tombs, Marrakech.

Architectural details of the Saadia tombs.

 
Little square in front of the Saadian tombs.

Little square in front of the Saadian tombs.

 
Green zone in front of the old city wall.

Green zone in front of the old city wall.

 



Old city walls of Marrakech, Morocco.

Old city walls.

 



Large gate in Islamic style.

Large gate in Islamic style.

 
Ruins of pillars near the Koutoubia mosque.

Ruins of pillars near the Koutoubia mosque.

 
Back of the Koutoubia mosque.

Back of the Koutoubia mosque.

 



Government building in Marrakech.

Government building.



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Last update: 16/03/2014