What to see in Marrakech (I)

What to see in Marrakech

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What to see in Marrakech (I)

If you are going to visit Marrakech don’t miss this guide on what to see and do in this beautiful city. Here are some of the best things to do.

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Jardines Majorelle

Without a doubt, one of the most famous and renowned places in Marrakech. are the jardines Majorelle. Their instagrammable spaces have taken over the social network and have made their beauty known on a grand scale.

The Majorelle Gardens, located outside the Medina, were designed by the Frenchman Jacques Majorelle and bought by Yves Saint Laurent in 1980.

Nowadays they are a real oasis to disconnect through their gardens, which can be visited and in which species from all over the world can be found, such as cactus, bamboo, aquatic plants, coconut trees, banana trees, etc. For all those who want to visit them, you can do so from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 5.30pm.

Marrakech Wall

Another point of interest is the wall of Marrakech which is made up of 15 kilometers of wall that what they do is wait for the oldest area of the medina of the new neighborhoods, built in part during the arrival of the Moors expelled from Spain after the end of the Christian Reconquest. It was raised with clay and adobe and has a height of 10 meters, highlighting its beautiful doors that give it a touch of special elegance. The wall is richly decorated with bas-reliefs and green Gueliz stone.

Palace of the Bay

Koutoubia Mosque

On the other hand, there is the so-called Koutoubia mosque.. The site is also known as the “minaret of the booksellers”, as it contains a large library and is also notable for its 66-metre-high minaret.

Thus, Koutoubia is considered the most important mosque in Marrakech, as well as one of the most important of the Arab culture and as it is built it reminds its twin sisters of Timbuktu .

It’s really near from Jamaa el Fna. Although its entrance is reserved for Muslims, you will be able to enjoy its beauty from the outside.

Palace of the Bay

On the other hand, we find the Palace of the Bay., a building erected at the end of the nineteenth century for the Moroccan sovereigns and that, really, is a set of buildings and gardens of Arab and Western style , of Franco-Spanish influence that are distributed for nothing less than an extension of 8 hectares. Particularly noteworthy here is its decoration.

Dar Si Said Museum

This museum is another must-see. It’s really near from the Bahía Palace Inside the 19th century palace, we can find Dar Si Said Museum, which has the most important art collection to be seen in Marrakech. It stands out for its handicrafts, typical garments, furniture, etc.

It can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Horseback riding through the Palmeral

Another great thing if you are in Marrakech passes for a camel ride through the area of the Palmeral , an immense oasis that contrasts with the desertic landscape that surrounds the city. There, no less than 6000 hectares and more than 100,000 palm trees await you, providing the perfect backdrop for a camel ride in Marrakech. A unique experience with which you will have a great time.