Top things to do

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 Islamic Site in Central Souqs

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

Currently closed for restoration works that are scheduled to be finished in 2019, this Quranic learning centre was once the largest in North Africa, and remains among the most splendid. ‘You who enter my door, may y…
Top Choice Moroccan in Ville Nouvelle

Amal Center

Do good while eating delicious food – double bonus. The Amal Center supports and trains disadvantaged Moroccan women in restaurant skills and you get to feast on their flavours. So many Marrakesh restaurants reflect…
Top Choice Museum in Ville Nouvelle

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

This captivating museum showcases finely selected collections of haute couture clothing and accessories that span 40 years of creative work by legendary fashion designer Yves St Laurent. The aesthetically warped and…
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 1966. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the electric-blue villa and its garde…
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 (painted wood) ceilings…
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 Museum in Central Souqs

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 p…
Top Choice Museum in Central Souqs

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 Moroccan in Ville Nouvelle

Al Fassia

In business since 1987, this stalwart of the Marrakesh dining scene is still one of the best. Meals begin with a bang with complimentary 12-dish mezze (salads) while Moroccan mains of chicken tajine or caramelised p…