Attractions

Top Choice Islamic Site in Central Souqs

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 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…
Synagogue in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Lazama Synagogue

In the mellah (Jewish quarter), the Lazama Synagogue is still used by Marrakesh's dwindling Jewish community. A nondescript door leads into a pretty blue-and-white courtyard with the synagogue on the right-hand side…
Mosque in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Kasbah Mosque

Built in 1190, the Kasbah Mosque is the main mosque for the southern end of the medina. If you were wondering what Marrakesh's famed Koutoubia Minaret would have looked like when it was covered in pink plaster, the …
Mosque in Central Souqs

Ali Ben Youssef Mosque

This mosque is affiliated with the nearby Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, and its minaret is the major landmark looming over Place ben Youssef. The first mosque built here by the Almoravids was subsequently demolished by t…
Mosque in Mouassine & Bab Doukkala

Bab Doukkala Mosque

The Bab Doukkala Mosque sits amid a busy square with its minaret towering above the palm trees.
Mosque in Mouassine & Bab Doukkala

Mouassine Mosque

This mosque sits at the centre of the medina's Mouassine district.
Mosque in Central Souqs

Ben Salah Mosque

The minaret of this Merinid-era mosque (dating from 1321) still holds on to its green ceramic-tile detailing.