Top 10 things to do in MARRAKECH | Marrakesh Travel Guide 2020

Top 10 things to do in MARRAKECH | Marrakesh Travel Guide 2020


In this video, we’ll show you
10 best things to do in Marrakech. The suggestions are based
on our exciting trip to historic city. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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ask a question in the comments below. Marrakech is one of the top travel
destinations in Northwest Africa. This former imperial city
is home to beautiful palaces, mosques, gardens,
chaotic souks, and delicious food. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: THE SOUKS OF MEDINA Medina, the old part of Marrakech,
offers, amongst other things, a special authentic experience – the souks. A souk is a street marketplace where you can
buy all sorts of products, form leather bags, spices, silver and gold products,
to more modern items and food. Each street was traditionally named after
the commodity that was sold there and even today you can see
that certain streets mostly sell spices, others sell leather products, and so on. Getting lost in the chaotic souks of Medina
is an interesting experience and offers a glimpse of life
in Morocco centuries ago. NUMBER 9: EL BADI PALACE El Badi Palace is a ruined palace in Marrakech, constructed in late 16th century
by the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, belonging to the Saadian dynasty. The original palace consisted of over
350 rooms, a large swimming pool, and several gardens, however,
most of its former shine is now gone. El Badi Palace is now a museum with
several detached compartments displaying different art and even
a fully restored 12th-century minbar. The rooftop terrace offers amazing views of Marrakech and the bird’s eye view of the palace. NUMBER 8: GARDENS Marrakech is famous for
its world-renowned gardens. In fact, gardens are such an important part of it, of it, that Marrakech is also known
as the garden city. Gardens symbolize paradise and are a great escape from the desert-ish atmosphere
and busy city streets. You will even find gardens in riads,
traditional Moroccan houses, and palaces with interior courtyards. While you can find countless
amazing gardens in Marrakech, the following ones are considered
one of the most beautiful and open to the public: Jardin Majorelle, created in 1923
by a French orientalist Jacques Majorelle, but it took over 40 additional years to complete. The garden includes a colorful villa, which now
became a favorite Instagram spot. Don’t miss the nearby Yves Saint Laurent museum, dedicated to the work of the legendary
fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Menara Gardens: botanical gardens
located on the west side of Marrakech. While Jardin Majorelle is mostly popular with tourists, the Menara gardens are a popular relaxation
spot for the locals. Le Jardin Secret, a place in Medina with
a traditional Islamic garden, offering a great escape from the crowded streets of Marrakech. NUMBER 7: KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque
in Marrakech, located in Medina. Because of its 253 feet (77 m) tall minaret
it is very easy to spot and can even help you with orientation
around Marrakech. Koutoubia Mosque was built in the 12th century and
was an inspiration for other prominent buildings. Outside the mosque, you will find
a beautiful large garden plaza. NUMBER 6: JEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE Located next to Koutoubia Mosque, you will find the central square of Medina, Jemaa El-fna. Here, you will find an interesting mix of
locals and tourists with street vendors selling everything from
fresh orange juice to souvenirs. You will also find numerous entertainers such
as snake charmers, fortune tellers, etc. However, if you plan to stop and watch
or take a photo with them, they will demand money,
sometimes quite aggressively. For the ultimate experience,
you can go to one of the rooftop bars and order the traditional Moroccan
mint tea and soak in the atmosphere. NUMBER 5: TANNERIES Morocco is famous for its traditional
leather tanning industry. In fact, leather bags, shoes, and other
products are common items sold in the souks. Most tanneries are located
in the Northern part of Medina, outside the main tourist areas. You can experience the process of treating
the animal skins to produce leather. But be careful because there are many
scams related to visiting the tanneries. NUMBER 4: BAHIA PALACE Bahia Palace was built in the 19th century
for Si Moussa, grand vizier of the sultan. Unlike the El Badi Place that we mentioned before, Bahia Palace is well preserved.
A great way to travel back in history and experience life in over 150 rooms and an impressive
2-acre garden constructed in the Islamic and Moroccan style.
One of the more interesting places and another popular Instagram spot in Marrakech is the
harem with its outside court, opening to the living quarter for
concubines residing in Bahia Palace. NUMBER 3: MIARA JEWISH CEMETERY Following a mass exile of Jews from
Spain in the 15th century, Marrakech became a new home for many of them. Over 35,000 resided in Melach, the Jewish
quarter, with approximately 40 Synagogues. In 1537, the Jewish Cemetery was built just
outside the Melach quarter. The cemetery exists to this day. Visit the Jewish quarter and the Jewish Cemetery to experience the historic dimension of this
culturally rich city. NUMBER 2: BAB AGNAOU There were 19 gates to Marrakech, providing entrance to different districts of the city. Bab Agnaou was built in the 12th century and was providing entrance to the royal part of
Medina and was built to impress the visitors. Today, Bab Agnaou is still admired by visitors
as one of the main tourist attractions in Marrakech A cute addition to the ancient
gates are the storks nesting at the top. NUMBER 1: SAADIAN TOMBS Entering Marrakech through the Bab Agnaou gates gives access to the Kabash,
Marrakech’s royal district. Here, you can find the Kasbah Mosque, another
important historical Mosque in the city. However, hidden for centuries behind the Kasbah
Mosque, and now excavated, lies the impressive Saadian Tombs, where over 60 members of the
influential Saadi dynasty were buried. Saadi dynasty ruled Morocco in the 16th
and 17th century. The tombs were rediscovered in 1917 and
you can now see them, along with another impressive Moroccan garden. Of course, there are many other
interesting places to see in Marrakech. Do you have a favorite place in Marrakech or have you been to one of the places
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