Top Choice Museum in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Dar Si Said

A monument to Moroccan mâalems (master artisans), the home of Bou Ahmed's brother Si Said is a showcase of regional craftsmanship. It now houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts, starting with the oldest object in Marrak…
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 and open-air theatre, you’ll discover drama already in progress. The hoopla and halqa (street theatre) ha…
Museum in Central Souks

Musée de Marrakech

Maybe the rumours are true of a curse on the Mnebhi Palace, now home to Musée de Marrakech. Its low walls and inner courtyard left no place to hide for Mehdi Mnebhi, defence minister during Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz’s…
Medersa 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. Fo…
Mosque in Djemaa El-Fna & Around

Koutoubia Mosque

Five times a day, one voice rises above the Djemaa din in the adhan (call to prayer): that’s the muezzin calling the faithful from atop the Koutoubia Mosque minaret. Excavations confirm a longstanding Marrakshi lege…
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 Park 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 Gallery 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 gallery to show their collections in their original context. Together…
Top Choice Museum 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: La Bahia (the Beautiful) has floor-to-ceiling decoration begun by Grand Vizier Si Moussa in the 1860s and …
Top Choice Museum in Marrakesh

Museum of Photography & Visual Arts