Top 5: Sites in Marrakech

by Angelique Platas

Jan 8, 2018

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Top 5 / Africa

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Check out the local shopping and hustle and bustle of Jemaa el-Fnaa. The public square boasts live entertainment, local merchants and bargaining. The open-air market is also a historical landmark and an idyllic stop on your trip to Morocco.

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian tombs date back to the time of the Saadian dynasty of Sultan, Ahmad al-Mansur. Discovered in 1917, the ancient tombs were renovated by the Beaux-arts service and contain the remains of both Ahmad al-Mansur and his father, Mohammed ash-Sheikh.

Menara and Majorelle Garden

Begin with a tour through Menara Gardens, a botanical garden located west of Marrakech, Morocco, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Established in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate ruler Abd al-Mu’min, Menara offers panoramic views and incredible natural beauty.

Stroll through the magical gardens of Majorelle in Rue Yves Saint Laurent. With more than two acres of pristine botanical gardens, Majorelle is considered a work of art as well as a museum — perfect for nature and art lovers traveling through Marrakech.

Bahia Palace

This 19th-century palace is a must-visit for architecture and history buffs. Stroll through the gardens and beautiful building and see why the name Bahia means brilliance.

Palmeraie

The Palmeraie is a desert oasis covered with palm trees and roaming camels, situated at the edge of the city’s northern section. The oasis covers 54 miles and is riddled with quintessential Moroccan landscape and incredible resorts and palaces.

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