Highlights of Marrakech

Morocco, Marrakech Guide (B): Highlights of Marrakech

Marrakech is one of the most visited cities of Morocco. Close to the Atlas Mountains and a few hours from the foot of the Sahara, it is a beautiful oasis known for its various excursions, shopping and important buildings from imperial history. My trip to Marrakech in 2017 for our Holy Week vacation was certainly an action-packed, memorable one.

This spot was our momentary oasis of escape from the intensity of the markets throughout the souks. El Jardin Secret is a private garden (costs about €5 for entry) with gardens, fountains and even a cafe. It is incredible how quiet the space is, considering it is within the walls of the medina. Visit this place, have a seat at a table and enjoy a beverage if you need a mental break from the intensity of the markets.

Another escape from the shopping in the souks, this palace is a conglomerate of multiple houses that were blended together with gardens, which now function as a big tourist attraction. It costs about €2 enter, and it was well-worth it. The tiles are phenomenal and are all throughout the courtyard and alcoves. There are plants growing everywhere against the beautiful backdrop of classic Islamic architecture. Don’t forget to look up- the ceilings were one of my favorite parts of this place. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Highlights of Marrakech
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: El Jardin Secret Palais Bahia Koutoubia/Kutubiyya Mosque Jemaa el-Fnaa/Main Plaza Zeitoun Cafe L’ancien Cafe Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Author: Valerie Streif
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