Top sights in Marrakech
Top things to do in Marrakech
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.
3. 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!
6. Majorelle Garden
These exquisite tropical gardens are the work of French painter Jacques Majorelle, hence the vibrant "Majorelle blue" juxtaposed against the natural greenery!
8. 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.
9. 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.
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Planning Your 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
- Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
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- Best time to visit
- Spring or Fall
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What people are saying about Marrakech
It was a very relaxing and interesting journey. Everything was organized perfectly. Driver Aziz picked me in time. Gide Lahcen was super, he gave a lot of details about the history and about the current situation in the region. He was very helpful and answered all the questions. The Ouzoud waterfalls are amazing. I definitely recommend this excursion.
Brilliant experience. Our driver Abdul spoke good English and was very helpful. Our guide Ibrahim was brilliant too. Very humble man. Wife couldn't do the climbing so he arranged for a horse/mule (110MAD paid to the mule owner for the whole day). Very tasty tagine lunch. Good English speaking guide was extremely useful. Highly recommended.
In addition to visiting the Sahara, the tour allows for nice perspective on Berber lifestyles in the Atlas region. Our guide, Abdou, went out of his way to make sure we saw interesting things. Thank you!
Great tour that gives an outstanding view of the landscape. Cliffs to jump and several places to swim in the waterfalls. Great lunch wit view on the waterfalls.
The guide was excellent ,the tribal clothes were comfortable and protected us from sun’s rays. It was a great experience.