Sightseeing Marrakech

Marrakech, or Marrakesh (Arabic: مراكش‎, Murrākuš), is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Rabat, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, by road Marrakesh is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) southwest of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir (Wikipedia)

Marrakech is a city that offers its visitors both cultural visits and fun. It is a unique city and completely different from the rest. Sightseeing in Marrakech is much more than taking a conventional city tour but a fascinating way through a sensory experience: the color, taste and odor that permeates from the moment you land it will not dissipate until weeks after returning.

Discover one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating cities or head to the luxurious Palmeraie and trendy modern Gueliz for boutique shopping and a great nightlife ambiance and discover the charming beauty of Jardin Majorelle.

Marrakech was one of the former four imperial cities of Morocco and still keeps a marked historic character in the Medina. The buildings in the Medina are made of red sandstone, which is why Marrakech is called the “Red City”. A tour through the Medina will take you around the Koutoubia Mosque dating back to 1147, to the souks and the Jamaa El Fna square, famous for its Moroccan food stalls and atmosphere at night.

For travelers seeking something more from Marrakech you can also make excursions to nearby places like Essaouira, Ouarzazate, the waterfalls of Ouzoud and the Ourika Valley. Marrakech is also an ideal base for excursions to the Atlas Mountains as it is set against it.

Visit Marrakech: 3 neighborhoods to discover

If you are thinking about renting an apartment in Marrakech and if you still don’t know in which district you want to stay, this is everything you need to know about the top-notch neighbourhoods in Marrakech.

The historical centre of the Medina

In the old town of the Medina, you will find most of Marrakech’s touristic attractions. The Djemaa el Ena square is world-famous and it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It is the perfect place to start your visit. You can also find nearby the biggest souk of Marrakech as for the arts and crafts market that are one of the most interesting of the country.

If you are fond of museums, you have to visit the Marrakech Museum, the Dar Si Museum and the Museum of Islamic Art that pay homage to Morocco’s arts and traditions. For architecture lovers, we advise you to go see the Royal Palace, the official residency of King Mohammed V, the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Mosque whose 70 meter minaret is impressive. Last but not least are the Saadian tombs with a wonderful mausoleum that reflect the authenticity and beauty of this city: a must-do!

Stay in our riad in Marrakech, right in the Medina.

Gueliz: the new town of Marrakech

Built by the French under French protectorate, Gueliz is considered as the European district of the city. Gueliz, that was a residential district at the beginning, is now the first business and shopping district with plenty of boutiques, banks, hotels, restaurants, cafes and very hype night clubs.

Inspired by Parisian boulevards, the Mohammed V Avenue is the main street in Gueliz. It is 3 kilometer long and it leads to the Koutoubia Mosque in the Medina. If you like to shop, there are several malls in this zone where you can find international and local brands at the best prices.

Stay in one of our centrally located and modern apartments in Gueliz:

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  • 3 bedroom apartment Marrakech Palazio Gueliz with loggia
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  • The Palmeraie: a never seen oasis

    When arriving at Marrakech by plane, you will notice immediately this gigantic palm grove that impresses every tourist. This enormous millenary garden bloomed over the years thank to the most precious good of the region: water. It will take about an hour by taxi or by carriage- a fun way to discover the city -, to reach the Palmeraie from the Medina or Gueliz.

    The landscapes of this oasis are breathe-taking and very romantic, especially during sunset. If you have the opportunity to stay at the Palmeraie, don’t waste it: this is one of the best places to stay if you are looking for something authentic and different in Marrakech.

    There are also golf courses in this area, which is specially suited for families.

    Enjoy the pleasure of the palm groves and pools in our villas in La Palmeraie, Marrakech:

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