Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Marrakesh

Museum of Photography & Visual Arts

Top Choice Mosque in Djemaa El-Fna & Around

Koutoubia Mosque

Five times a day, one voice rises above the Djemaa din as the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer from the Koutoubia Mosque minaret. Excavations confirm a Marrakshi legend: the original mosque, built by Almoravid a…
Top Choice Museum in Central Souks

Maison de la Photographie

When Parisian Patrick Menac’h and Marrakshi Hamid Mergani realised they were both collecting vintage Moroccan photography, they decided to open a photography museum to show their collections in context. Together the…
Top Choice Historic Site in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Saadian Tombs

Anyone who says you can’t take it with you hasn’t seen the Saadian Tombs, near the Kasbah Mosque. Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi spared no expense on his tomb, importing Italian Carrara marble and gilding …
Top Choice Palace in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Bahia Palace

Imagine what you could build with Morocco’s top artisans at your service for 14 years, and here you have it.The salons of both the petit riad and grand riad host intricate marquetry and zouak ceilings while the vast…
Top Choice Gardens in Ville Nouvelle

Jardin Majorelle

Other guests bring flowers, but Yves Saint Laurent gifted the Jardin Majorelle to Marrakesh, the city that adopted him in 1964. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the electric-blue villa and its garde…
Top Choice Museum in Central Souks

Musée de Marrakech

The Musée de Marrakech exhibits a collection of Moroccan art forms within the decadent salons of the Mnebhi Palace. The central internal courtyard with its riot of cedar archways, stained-glass windows, intricate pa…
Top Choice Islamic Site in Central Souks

Ali ben Youssef Medersa

‘You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded’ reads the inscription over the entryway to the Ali ben Youssef Medersa, and after almost six centuries, the blessing still works its charms on visitors. Si…
Top Choice Square in Djemaa El-Fna & Around

Djemaa el-Fna

Think of it as live-action channel-surfing: everywhere you look in the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square, you’ll discover drama in progress. The hoopla and halqa (street theatre) has been non-stop here ever sin…
Top Choice Museum in Ville Nouvelle

Musée Berbère

Morocco's most beautifully curated museum, the Musée Berbère highlights the artistry and culture of the country's Amazigh peoples. Exhibits here include metal and woodwork, religious trappings and textiles, but the …