About Marrakesh

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces, and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks sell traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Food vendors line Djemaa el-Fna, a broad square where storytellers and musicians perform. The Musée de Marrakech, in a former palace, displays Moroccan decorative objects, coins & contemporary art. Ben Youssef Madrasa is an Islamic landmark ornamented with zellige tilework and carved cedar. Also notable are Bahia Palace, with its large former harem the monumental ruins of 16th-century El Badi Palace; and the Saadian Tombs royal mausoleum. Outside the old city is the modern district of Ville Nouvelle, and notable gardens such as the Agdal, Majorelle, and Menara.
Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter. During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers with traditional leather water-bags, and brass cups. The square is edged along one side by the Marrakesh souk, a traditional North African market catering both to the common daily needs of the locals and tourists.
Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace is a late 19th-century palace in Marrakesh, Morocco. The palace was first begun by Si Musa, grand vizier of Alaouite sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman, in 1859 and then continued and expanded by his son Si Ba Ahmed ibn Musa, grand vizier of Sultan Moulay Abdelaziz between 1894 and 1900. Today it is a well-known historic monument and tourist attraction in the city. The palace is most famous for its decoration and walls featuring stucco carved with Arabic inscriptions, geometric patterns, arabesques, and muqarnas. The floors are paved with marble and zellij tiles.
Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs are a historic royal necropolis in Marrakesh, Morocco, located on the south side of the Kasbah Mosque, inside the royal Kasbah district of the city. The complex is regarded by many art historians as the high point of Moroccan architecture in the Saadian period due to its luxurious decoration and careful interior design.
Museum of Marrakech

The Museum of Marrakech is an art museum located in the old center of Marrakesh. The house itself represents an example of classical Moorish architecture, with fountains in the central courtyard, traditional seating areas, a hammam, and intricate tilework and carvings. The museum holds exhibits of both modern and traditional Moroccan art together with fine examples of historical books, coins, and pottery of Berber, Moroccan Jewish, and Islamic cultures.
Bab Agnaou

Bab Agnaou is one of the best-known gates of Marrakesh, Morocco. Its construction is attributed to the Almohad caliph Abu Yusuf Ya'qub al-Mansur and was completed around 1188 or 1190. The gate was the main public entrance to the royal kasbah in the southern part of the medina of Marrakesh.
Almoravid Koubba

Almoravid Qubba, or Qubba Ba'adiyyin or Barudiyyin, is a small monument in Marrakech, Morocco. It was erected by the Almoravid dynasty in the early 12th century. It is notable for its extraordinary decoration and for being one of the only remnants of Almoravid architecture in Marrakech. Most scholars today believe that it belonged to the nearby Ben Youssef Mosque, the main mosque of the city at the time and that it was a pavilion used for ritual ablutions before prayer.
Dar Si Said

Dar Si Said is a historic late 19th-century palace and present-day museum in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built between 1894 and 1900 by Si Sa'id, a vizier and the brother of Ba Ahmad ibn Musa, the Grand Vizier and effective ruler of Morocco during the same period under Sultan Abdelaziz. Its architectural highlights include a grand reception hall on the upper floor and a large riad garden with a central pavilion of painted wood.
Musee Boucharouite

Musee Boucharouite is a unique, ornate space showcasing the intricate art of Moroccan rugs and the stories behind them. The museum is the creation of collector Patrick de Maillard, who honors Berber women who create these special carpets by sharing their stories along with their colorful creations. Each boucharouite carpet is individual and unique to the woman who creates it and is woven with meaning and symbolism.
Place des Ferblantiers

Place des Ferblantiers is a scenic, palm-lined square in the Mellah with artisans selling handcrafted tin lamps and housewares. The square is occupied almost entirely by small traditional shops with tradesmen crafting their wares from a variety of different metals. There are also a number of bars lining the square these days, most of which have rooftop terraces where you can have some snacks and refreshments while you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the medina.
Shrob ou shouf Fountain

Shrob ou shouf fountain is a historic wall fountain in the medina of Marrakech, Morocco. It dates from the late 16th or early 17th century and is located near the Ben Youssef Madrasa. The fountain was erected during the Saadian dynasty period when Marrakesh was the capital of Morocco and closely resembles other Saadian fountains in style.
Best Time To Visit Marrakesh

The best time to visit Marrakesh is from March to May when the weather is cool and pleasant.

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