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What to visit in Marrakech

What to visit in Marrakech

1- Djemaa el Fna

From sunrise, we already see everyone put in place to start a new day, small shops as adults ... we can see that the vendors are rushing to prepare their stores before receiving their first customers.

instead remains active throughout the day, snake charmers, monkeys, storytellers, showy, the makeup artists henna ...

at night it's a different atmosphere, the largest outdoor restaurant opens, we can see smoke rising from afar, lights everywhere ...

2- Dar si said :

This sumptuous and magnificent palace of the nineteenth century that spans 2,000 m2 houses a museum dedicated to woodworking in the decorative arts and religious Moroccans.

Most of the collections of the regional museum comes from Marrakech and South and especially the Tensift, Souss, High Atlas, Anti-Atlas, Bani, Tafilalet. This is consistent sets of woodwork, south jewelry, pottery and ceramics, weapons, costumes and a rich collection of carpets and South weaves, and some archaeological pieces whose marble tub early xie century.

Open from 9 am to 12:15 and from 15h at 18:15.

Closed Tuesdays.

3- Medersa ben youssef :

Medersa Ben Youssef is one of the most interesting monuments of Marrakech. Built in 1570, The madrasah was during more than four centuries a shelter for students thirst for knowledge in various sciences

Located in the center of the medina, the Ben Youssef madrasa worth a visit. This Koranic school, actually the traditional university of Marrakech, could hold up to 900 students. Built in the sixteenth century, it is a wonderful example of Moorish architecture in its heyday. Floors, ceilings, foundations, columns, everything is precious and refined.

4- Badi Palace

The El Badi Palace or Palace of the three kings is Sadean ub Old Palace, built by Sultan Ahmed al Mansour Saadian Dhahbi to celebrate the victory over the Portuguese army in 1578 in the Battle of the Three Rois1. Today, there remains a huge esplanade dug gardens planted with orange trees and surrounded by high walls. Indeed, in 1696, the Alawite Sultan Moulay Ismail took what was richer in this palace to build the imperial city of Meknes.

10 Dh l'entrée, 20 Dh avec le minbar. Ouvert tous les jours de 8h30 à 11h45 et de 14h30 à 17h45.

5- Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is located in the Marrakech medina along the northern edge of the district Mellah or Jewish quarter. Although the exact dates of the construction of the palace are unknown, the building was in use between 1859 and 1873 and was completed by 1900. The palace was built in two stages by two different men, a father and son who has served in grand viziers Alawite Cherifian.

Open daily from 8:45 to 11:45 and 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m..

Entrance: 20 Dh

6- Saadiens Tombs

the Saadian tombs are one of the few remaining vestiges of the Saadian dynasty who reigned over the golden age of Marrakech. In the early 18th century, Sultan Moulay Ismail had indeed decided to remove all traces of the magnificence of this dynasty in requiring the destruction of all remaining vestiges.

Open daily from 8:30 to 11:45 and 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m..

Rates: 10 Dh. Quarter of Kasbah.

7- The Majorelle Gardens

These gardens that abound with rare species were created in the 20s by the painter Jacques Majorelle. They were bought after his death by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé who donated to the municipality. The Art Deco villa houses a museum of Islamic Arts.

Open daily from 8 am to 18:30. 70 Dh visiting the garden, 15 Dh access to the museum.

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