Morocco is one of the exotic destinations preferred by travelers from all over the world. Marrakesh It is an ancient city of this country that, in the past, was the capital of the Islamic Empire. Along with Meknes, Fez and Rabat, it is one of the four imperial cities of the country and has many attractions to offer.
Within the city of Marrakech
Marrakech is a city worth exploring. For example, Djemma el Fna is one of the busiest squares in Africa in which there are acrobats, street vendors, dancers and street musicians, as well as many food stalls to enjoy good food in the middle of the bustle of the city.
Palaces in Marrakech
Due to its long imperial tradition, you can visit many palaces in this city. The Royal Palace, Dar el Makhzen, restored in the 1960s is one of the most characteristic visits to the city. There is also the El Badi Palace, a few meters from the aforementioned square, built in 1578 with the aim of being the most luxurious and grandiose palace in the world. Although it is in ruins, from its walls you have a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
The Bahia Palace is also relatively close to the main square of the city. It is a huge one-story building, with a spectacular 8-hectare garden, built by the best craftsmen of the time. Dar Si Said, near the previous palace, has beautiful architecture and decoration. In addition, inside is the Museum of Moroccan Arts, so the attraction is twofold.
Other tourist sites in Marrakech
Indispensable places for delve into Moroccan culture They are: the Koutoubia Mosque, which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, being the tallest building in Marrakech. Although non-Muslim people cannot enter, it is worth going up and seeing it from the outside. For those looking for natural spaces in the city, there are the Menara gardens and the Majorelle garden.
If you have enough time, visiting the city walls, the Jewish quarter or other monuments like the Koubba Ba’Adiyn will all be great experiences for the curious tourist.
Excursions around Marrakech
Marrakech has a very privileged location to visit other beautiful places in its surroundings. It is possible to visit the Ourika Valley, one hour from the city, to enter a hidden valley, with its ancient villages and mighty rivers to appreciate beautiful green views. Along the same lines of natural landscapes, it is possible to visit the Ouzoud waterfalls and the Ouirgane Valley.
The ancient Portuguese city of Essaouira, with its streets full of stories to discover, can also be visited in one day from Marrakech. It is also worth visiting Ouarzazate to appreciate the beautiful fortifications in the port of Tichka.
A single trip may not be enough to make the most of all the wonders of this city and its surroundings.