Marrakech: Gueliz Walking Tour, Marrakech

Gueliz, otherwise known as the New City (Nouvelle Ville), is more like the downtown of Marrakech. Here you will definitely feel the western influence: McDonald's, KFC, brand stores, and even a supermarket. However Gueliz is also famous for its galleries and parks. Find what are the things that make Gueliz unique by taking the tour below.
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Marrakech: Gueliz Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Marrakech: Gueliz Walking Tour
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech (See other walking tours in Marrakech)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Author: ann
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Jnane El Harti

1) Jnane El Harti

Jnane El Harti is a public park with a special playground for kids. This green area is famous for its big dinosaurs, climbing frame, and swings. There are also several fountains and, of course, a lot of space to wander around while eating ice cream. The park is located in Gueliz just across the street from...   view more
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Royal Theater

2) Royal Theater

Opened in 2001, the Royal Theater is a very popular cultural venue in Marrakech. Located in Gueliz, it is also known as an important architectural site in the area. The place features a 1200-seat open-air amphitheater and an 800-seat concert hall/opera...   view more
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Matisse Art Gallery

3) Matisse Art Gallery

Founded by Nabil El Mellouki and Youssef Falaki, Matisse Art Gallery displays the works of talented and well-known Moroccan artists, such as Chater Nourredine, Mohamed Melehi, and Hassan El Glaoui. The gallery was founded in 1999. The building which houses the gallery can be easily recognized by its striking marble...   view more
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Noir sur Blanc Gallery

4) Noir sur Blanc Gallery

Noir sur Blanc Gallery is located in the New City of Marrakech, Gueliz. It is a contemporary art gallery featuring talented artists from all over Morocco. You can see here the calligraphic paintings of Marrakshis Larbi Cherkaoui, as well as the works of Binebine, Bourkia, Yamou, Nadim, and Laffont. This art space features three separate showrooms where all sort of workshops, exhibitions, and meetings take place.
Opening hours: Monday: 15-19:00; Tuesday to Saturday: 10-13 & 15-19:00; Sunday...   view more
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Photo 127 Gallery

5) Photo 127 Gallery

The Photo 127 Gallery is Morocco's only gallery which focuses on photographic art. The gallery is located on the second floor of the building at 127 Ave Mohammed V, Gueliz. The interior design of the place is rather simple and industrial. The works exhibited here feature various photographic styles.
Opening Hours: Tue - Sat: 3:00 pm - 7:00...   view more
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Gallery Re

6) Gallery Re

Gallery Re is located on the corner of Mosque and Ibn Toummert streets. The gallery is housed in the two-story building, the Al Andalous III Residence. Here you'll find works executed by emerging Moroccan artists, such as M'barek Bouhchichi and Marrakshi Touria Othman.
Open Hours: Tue-Sat: 9:30am-1pm, 3-8pm; Sun:...   view more
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Majorelle Museum

7) Majorelle Museum (must see)

If you want to visit the Museum of Islamic Art, you will find it in the lovely Majorelle Museum, which is one of the most visited places in Marrakech, especially for its gardens.

Jacques Majorelle was a French artist, born in Nancy in 1886. He later attended the Nancy School of Art before moving to Paris. Although the Art Nouveau movement had more or less passed, he continued with the style, which he learned at school in Nancy.

In 1910 he paid his first visit to Africa and fell in love the...   view more
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Majorelle Garden

8) Majorelle Garden (must see)

When you visit the Museum of Islamic Art, you will first go through Majorelle Gardens and it is a good place to linger for a while.

Jacques Majorelle was a French artist, specializing in Art Nouveau paintings. He lived in Morocco for many years in his lovely house in Marrakech, where he laid out the gardens and opened them to the public in 1947.

The beautiful botanical gardens cover 12 acres with the house, which is painted in bold Cobalt called Bleu Majorelle. Most of the stonework in the...   view more
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La Qoubba Galerie d'Art

9) La Qoubba Galerie d'Art

Whether you are an art lover or just looking forward to discovering Moroccan art, La Qoubba Galerie d'Art is the right place for you to visit. Here you will find paintings from all over the country, all reflecting modern and postmodern styles. The gallery is located not far from the Marrakech Museum.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-1pm,...   view more

Walking Tours in Marrakech, Morocco

Create Your Own Walk in Marrakech

Create Your Own Walk in Marrakech

Creating your own self-guided walk in Marrakech is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Walking Tour in Marrakech

Cultural Walking Tour in Marrakech

One of the first things your thirsty, adventurous mind starts wondering about when arriving in a new city is the culture of its people, especially when the city you're in is Marrakech. Everything here seems unique and authentic, blending together traditional African style and European influences. Take the tour below and enjoy the best of Marrakech's culture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Also known as "The Red City", Marrakech is an out-of-the-ordinary getaway which combines the old historic atmosphere of Medina with a lively modern tourist sights of Gueliz. Take this orientation walk and discover the most popular attractions Marrakech has to offer, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Daily Life Tour in Marrakech

Daily Life Tour in Marrakech

Marrakech is considered a living museum, including narrow streets running up and down, noisy souk with fierce bargaining,and imposing palaces with rich architecture standing right next to humble houses. This tour will take you to the most common places for a local citizen of Marrakech. It will show you where locals work, study, pray, and have fun. So do not hesitate to discover Marrakech by taking this "Daily Life" tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Marrakech for Kids

Marrakech for Kids

Marrakech is a great travel destination for families with kids. Not only it will be an interesting cultural experience, the little tourists also will benefit from joyful and fun activities. Magicians, snake charmers, and camel rides will certainly impress your child. Take the tour below and delight yourself and your beloved children with the best attractions for kids in Marrakech.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Moroccan Architecture Tour in Marrakech

Moroccan Architecture Tour in Marrakech

No tall skyscrapers, no sophisticated giant malls, no nothing to remind of the Western architecture. This tour is all about genuine Moroccan style. Featuring the most prominent architectural sights, this tour takes you to places that will amaze you with their mystic atmosphere, traditional motifs, and majestic structures. Every single building here has its own legend. So find time to discover the best of the Marrakech's architecture by taking the self-guided tour below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Religious Walking Tour in Marrakech

Religious Walking Tour in Marrakech

Morocco's official religion is Islam. Therefore the most numerous religious structures in Marrakech are the mosques. This tour will introduce you to the most famous of them, as well as to some historic cemeteries, koubbas, and mausoleums. Prepare yourself to learn about the history of Islam and enjoy the architecture of Marrakech's religious attractions by taking the tour below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km