Marrakech Palace and Monuments Tour, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia

Tours & Sightseeing in Morocco
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Tour description

Visit Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. During your exploration of the ´Pearl of the South,´ see historical monuments such as Koutoubia, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

The tallest monument (225 ft) in Marrakech is the minaret of Koutoubia Mosque one of the most famous landmarks in Marrakech, the red city, with a unique architecture compared to the Giralda of Seville.El Bahia Palace, built over a period of 14 years as a residence of the Grand Vizier of Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I. Among fountains, living quarters, pleasure gardens and numerous secluded, shady courtyards, the only quarters open to the visitors are the apartments of the favourite concubine of the Vizier, the council chamber with tiled walls and illuminated cedarwood ceiling and the great central courtyard paved with marble and decorated with zelliges and fountains.The Saâdian Tombs, a necropolis divided into three small halls where the central Hall of the Twelve Columns is one of the finest examples of Moroccan-Andalusian decorative art. It houses the tombs of Saadian Sultans, including Al-Mansour, his succesors and their closest family members.At the base of the Atlas Mountains lie the Menara Gardens. Covering an area of 250 acres, they are full of olive trees surrounding a large central lake that dates back from the 12th century and is fed by a network of irrigation channels. At the water´s edge is a small Saadian pavilion. With the snow-covered peaks behind it, this is a breathtaking sight in the evening when it catches the golden rays of the setting sun.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel Pick Up - From Centrally Located Hotels in the Gueliz and Hivernage Areas
  • Entry/Admission - Saadian Tombs
  • Entry/Admission - Bahia Palace

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Admissions ( - Saadian Tombs & Bahia Palace)

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide