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Nestled below the magnificent Atlas Mountains, Morocco's cultural hub offers sun-baked historical sites drenched in Berber tradition and ornate Islamic art. A feast for all the senses, here are the top attractions to visit for a taste of Marrakech.

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Museum of Marrakech

Housed in the old Dar Menebhi Palace, the Marrakech Museum displays Moroccan art from the ancient to the modern, as well as historic books, coins, and pottery from the region.

Jemaa el Fnaa

Barter for souvenirs, food, and clothing at the vast historic marketplace Jemaa el Fnaa, then venture further into the medina (Old Town) to explore its labyrinth of traditional Souks!

Bahia Palace

Bahia means brilliance. Built for a former slave who became a favorite of the Sultan, it was intended to be the most dazzling palace of its time!

Menara gardens

With the Atlas mountains providing a spectacular backdrop, the peaceful Menara Gardens is a favorite for both locals and visitors looking to escape the commotion of the city.

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Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs, an immense 16th-century burial ground, are the final resting place for 66 members of the Saadian dynasty that ruled Marrakech from 1524 to 1668.

Majorelle Garden

These exquisite tropical gardens are the work of French painter Jacques Majorelle, hence the vibrant "Majorelle blue" juxtaposed against the natural greenery!

Koutoubia Mosque

With its 70-meter tall minaret visible for miles around, the Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakech's most famous landmark. If visiting, bear in mind that only Muslims are allowed in!

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Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts

Trace the evolution of North African art in this magnificent old palace. If that tickled your fancy, head to the nearby Maison Tiskiwine for more on Saharan life through the ages.

Toubkal National Park

Though 57 km south of Marrakech, the home of North Africa's tallest mountain, Djebel Toubkal, is worth visiting just for the rustic village of Imlil, where most excursions start.

Planning Your Marrakech Visit

Where to stay?

Riads – traditional Moroccan houses with private interior courtyards – are a huge part of Marrakech's appeal. Some of the best riads in Marrakech are now hotels, so it's worth shopping around for a unique place to stay. Some of the top affordable options include Riad Rbaa Laroub, Riad Edward, and one of the oldest houses in the medina, Dar Hanane.

How to dress?

Most Moroccans are religious but tolerant. Some areas are more conservative than others, so a good rule of thumb is to observe how well-covered those around you are. For women especially, an outfit deemed to revealing might be a magnet for harassment. It's also worth checking in advance whether the places you plan to visit have a dress code, particularly at religious sites and landmarks.

How much money to take?

It depends on the nature of your trip although you should expect to spend about 300-500 MAD a day on food and 50 or so on taxis. Cabs to and from the airport should set you back about 200 MAD and souvenirs are generally cheap. Keep your expenditure low by haggling hard and only paying in the local currency (Dirham). That said, some pounds, dollars, or euros can be very useful in emergencies.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +212
  • Best time to visit
    Spring or Fall

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Great fun..... scream if you want to go faster!

Due to a hiccup with transport arrived between groups so had a Quad guide all to myself.... his name was Ayub and he was very careful to test my level of capability... once established it was full on.. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was so sad when it was over... Special thanks to Ayub for a fantastic adventure.

Marrakech Desert and Palm Grove Quad Bike Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 13/09/2018

Excellent tour with very professional driver

It was really busy tour to go around Morocco but the organisers made it work very efficiently. Our driver was also very nice and professional and felt safe all the time. Highly recommended.

Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/09/2018

Family filled fun, my 11 and 13 year old totally enjoyed it.

Our Guide Nourdine was so pleasant and polite, the time her gave us was full of quality and value, would definitely do it again.

Extremely informative and beautiful sights

Amazing tour, couldn’t of asked more of the staff, the waterfall was breathtaking and the experience as a whole was truly one to remember. Only thing that I would change is the journey time, apart from that it’s definitely a trip you can’t pass up on if your staying in Marrakech!

Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Tour from Marrakech Reviewed by Shelby, 07/09/2018

Great trip, good value, brilliant local guide

Abraham, the local guide was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. He looked out for the youngest as well the eldest members of our group. The trip was good value, and the chicken tagine we had for lunch was delicious. The camel ride was the best, safety was a top priority and the camel keepers took lots of photos for our memories. Thanks for a great trip!

Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride Reviewed by Amanda, 05/09/2018