Top things to do in Morocco

Top Choice Square in Djemaa El Fna & Southern Central Medina

Djemaa El Fna

Everywhere you look in Marrakesh’s main square (pronounced jema – the 'd' is silent), you’ll discover drama in progress. The hoopla and halqa (street theatre) have been non-stop here since the 11th century. Until a …
Top Choice Gardens in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Jardin Majorelle

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought Jardin Majorelle in 1984 to preserve the vision of its original owner, French landscape painter Jacques Majorelle, and keep it open to t…
Top Choice Palace in Kasbah & Mellah

Bahia Palace

It may not be Marrakesh's oldest palace, but Bahia is definitely one of the city's most eye-popping sights. Built by Grand Vizier Si Moussa in the 1860s, it was later expanded and embellished from 1894 to 1900 by hi…
Top Choice Museum in Gueliz & 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 French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The aesthetically …
Top Choice Dunes in M’Hamid

Erg Chigaga

The area's star attraction is the misnamed Erg Chigaga, not a single dune (erg) but an incredible stretch of golden sand sea some 56km southwest of M'Hamid. It is the largest sand sea in Morocco, snaking along the h…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Barometre Marrakech

Step into a mad professor’s underground lab where apothecary jars and brewery piping line the dimly lit bar. Barometre is a first for Marrakesh: an experimental cocktail bar that wouldn't look out of place in Paris …
Top Choice Museum in Ameln Valley & Jebel El Kest

Maison Traditionnelle

The three-storey granite, palm and argan house, some 400 years old, was inhabited by 20 family members – three generations – until 1982. The owner, Mohammed, is friendly, knowledgeable and multilingual, and obviousl…
Top Choice Ruins in Middle Atlas

Volubilis

Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it w…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kasbah & Mellah

Badia Palace

As 16th-century Sultan Ahmed Al Mansour (r 1578-1603) was paving the Badia Palace with gold, turquoise and crystal, his court jester wisecracked, ‘It’ll make a beautiful ruin.’ That jester was no fool: at the beginn…
Top Choice Mosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

This opulent mosque, built at enormous expense, is set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean with a 210m-tall minaret that's a city landmark. It's a showcase of the finest Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone and …