What to see in Marrakech (II)
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What to see in Marrakech
Marrakech it’s a tourist destination with a lot to offer. It has an endless number of places you can visit and that’s why we bring you this second part about what you can do and what you can visit in Marrakesh.
Remember that the best way to allocate your time when travelling is to plan well what you want to see, what kind of sightseeing you want to do, and to plan by days and destinations. By following it, you will be able to fulfil it easily and see everything you wanted to see.
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The Badi Palace was built at the end of the XVI in a particularly turbulent period in Moroccan history as it was a time of external invasions and internal dynastic struggles and, although originally much more spectacular and after the looting has remained somewhat more modest, is still worth visiting and enjoy points such as its large patio, its pond and of course climb to the top to enjoy the fantastic views it offers Marrakech. It can be seen from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
Jardines de Menara
On the other hand, there are the so-called Jardines de Menara. They are very close to the Montes Atlas, one of the most important mountain ranges of this African country and place of myths and legends par excellence , being a perfect place to enjoy the sunset.
There is a beautiful artificial pond that irrigates the orchards and olive groves in the area, as well as the Menara Pavilion, which has a beautiful green pyramid. It can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
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Relaxing bath in a hammam
The option of living a unique experience such as taking a relaxing bath in a hamman You can’t overlook it either. hammam.
These baths have their origins in the Roman thermal baths. It is important that you find out about the conditions of the toilets because in the most popular ones you have to bring your own supplies, soap, towel, etc. Therefore, if you are sightseeing, opt for the ones that do offer these products and don’t worry about it.
Of course, Marrakech is also known for its riads. These are small Moorish palaces with a beautiful inner courtyard, which have usually been given a new lease of life as a hotel.
These places offer small pleasures such as enjoying the sound of the fountain, the beauty and scent of the plants, the views of the Medina de Marrakech , etc.
And if you don’t stay in one of them, you can always choose the option of having lunch or dinner in one of them. Dar Cherifa and the Tiskiwin House stand out in this respect.
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The old Jewish quarter of Marrakech is known as the Mellah. It is a 16th-century quarter where you can still see some of the synagogues such as the Al Azama Synagogue. Here there are flea markets with very interesting pieces and prices.
The souk is located in the heart of the Medina and you will find it on the northern side of the Plaza Jamaa el Fna. Here you can find everything you can imagine: from the typical metal lanterns, babouches, djellabas to spices.
Other highlights include the carpet souk, known as the Tillis souk, and the souk specialising in cauldrons, known as the Es-Seffarine souk.