In this post we’ll talk about the best Marrakech places. Marrakech is one of the best cities in Morocco, It features several things and several places to visit.

Bahia Palace (Old city)

Bahia Palace
Bāhiya, the beautiful, the bright is an old nineteenth-century palace of eight hectares of Moorish / Islamic style, in Marrakech, Morocco. The present museum, it is one of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture and Islamic art, one of the major monuments of the cultural heritage of the country, and one of the main places of tourism in Morocco.

Jamaa El Fna Square

Jemaa el-Fna (Arabic: جامع الفنا, “place of the dead”) is a famous public square in the southwest of the Medina of Marrakech in Morocco. This traditional, popular and lively place, particularly at night, attracts more than a million visitors every year. “The cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna square” is inscribed intangible cultural heritage since 2008 (proclamation in 2001) and World Heritage since 1985 by UNESCO.

Majorel Garden

Majorel Garden
Majorelle Garden is a tourist botanical garden of about 3000 species on nearly 1 hectare (10 000 m2), an art deco villa labeled “Maison des Illustres” since 2011, and a museum of the History of Berber people, in Marrakech, Morocco.
The garden is named after its founder, the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), who created it in 1931, drawing inspiration from oases, Islamic gardens and Spanish-Hispano-Moorish gardens. Purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, it is currently owned by the Pierre Bergé Foundation – Yves Saint Laurent, and is one of the most important tourist sites in Morocco with nearly 600 000 visitors a year.


The palm grove of Marrakech is an important palm grove of the eleventh century north of Marrakech, Morocco. Moroccan natural heritage of nearly 100,000 palm trees, on about 15,000 hectares, it is one of the historical highlights of the culture of Morocco, the economy of Morocco, and tourism in Morocco

Saadien's Tombs
Dating from the time of the great sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Saadi (1578-1603), these tombs were discovered only around 1917, then restored by the service of the Beaux-Arts. Because of the beauty of their decoration, the site has become been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.

The mausoleum houses the bodies of some sixty Saadians, including Al-Mansur, his successors and his family. The building is composed of three rooms. The most prestigious mausoleum is the Hall of Twelve Columns. This hall houses the tomb of Sultan son Ahmed El Mansour. Its cupola is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco and the burials are made of Carrara marble from Italy. This mausoleum is a very good example of Hispano-Moorish decorative art.

Outside are the graves of soldiers and servants and a garden of the necropolis.

Welcome in a Cooking Class Experience For an authentic Moroccan experience.  join a Marrakesh chef in her home to choose and prepare a meal together. After your breakfast in your hotel or Riad our driver will pick up you at 9h am to drive you directly to meet the Moroccan family in Marrakesh.

Before starting the cooking class, the Moroccan family will serve you welcoming tea and Moroccan cookies made at home.  You cannot find these cookies in most Moroccan shops. After tea with the family, the chef (the mother) will choose a menu with you and then take you for a walk to the local food market/

This is where you can experience shopping with neighborhood people. Together you will bargain and purchase what is needed for your menu. Then back to the apartment’s kitchen, you will participate in preparing your chosen dishes. Then, you will enjoy the wonderful meal that you have helped to prepare.

Far from modern shopping malls, you will go with your driver to a pleasant neighborhood with its local market. There you will choose the dishes to prepare, shop in the neighborhood market, and cook with a Moroccan chef in her family’s apartment.

You will experience the real Morocco, with total safety and pleasure. The cooking class can easily be included in your trip to Morocco or scheduled separately. Ultimately, we will drive you back to your Riad, for rest and preparation to your next adventure.

My True Morocco – Two View Points in my Essaouira Experience – First time and the next time My heart was captured by Essaouira at the end of my first two weeks traveling in Morocco.

I am certainly not the first person to have been so taken with the town. Its’ history goes back to the 16th century as do many buildings in the Medina. The medina and ramparts bear a French imprint while the contemporary scene seems pure Moroccan. So, to me as a first-time visitor, it gives the impression of exotic and old, and at the same time familiar.



The beach stretching along Mohammed V provides a welcome reception. In the early morning, as we walk toward the fishing pier, we see a yoga group, and I briefly consider running down to join them. Essourians and tourists alike are fishing, running, playing football. Children were playing in the sand and shallow surf.

The Medina proved easy to navigate, as we could always judge where we were by checking the ramparts. Hanging out at the fishing pier was easily entertaining. The blue fishing boats, hard-working fisherman, displays of great seafood, and the never-ending entertainment of sea birds made for a special morning. An afternoon walk was spent checking out contemporary art galleries, and restaurants, and the view from the ramparts. In the late afternoon, a walk on the beach provided a surprise – the water was warm enough to swim! On my next trip to Essaouira I intend to:

  • Take more beach walks
  • Get into one of those beach yoga classes (get web site for Essaouira Yoga)
  • Check out the outstanding wall art (get at least one web site)
  • Ride a camel or horse on the beach
  • Have tea on the beach and watch the sunset over water turn the Medina gold
  • Buy fish at the port and have it grilled there.
  • Try more restaurants both in and out of the Medina

Have you been to Essaouira?  Tell me what you would do next time.

Ouarzazate has stood at the edge of the Sahara desert for hundreds of years. A city of palm trees, sandy streets and blocky, fort-like buildings, this is the Morocco seen in a hundred movies. The name Ouarzazate comes from the Amazigh for ‘quiet place’, and compared to many of its fellow Moroccan towns and cities, there is a certain calm to be found here. Inside its walls you’ll find new hotels and complexes, plus film studios which have made the most of their photogenic location. Outside the city is the reason most people come to Ouarzazate: the stunning Sahara. Take a trek out to the nearby villages and kasbahs, see the breathtaking Todra Gorge, and marvel at one of the world’s great natural wonders.

if you’re looking for one of Ouarzazate’s cultural festivals then May is definitely the time to visit the Door of the Desert.
The first festival to look out for is The Rose Festival. Just a short drive from Ouarzazate is Kalaat M’Gouna, the rose capital of Morocco. Miles and miles of rosebushes grow around this desert oasis, a wildly colourful sight that fills the air with a heady perfume. Rosewater is highly prized throughout the kingdom (it takes 3,000 kilos of petals to make just one litre) and people celebrate the harvest with dancing and singing through the night in the souk. Through a rain of rose petals a Rose Queen is elected to reign over the crop.
And like many places in Morocco, August is the month for Moussem – Ouarzazate celebrates Sidi Daoud with a pilgrimage, a special souk for craftsmen, and plenty of song and dance.
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