Top five things to do in Marrakesh

Top 5 Marrakesh Attractions
You can’t visit the vibrant, exciting country of Morocco without paying a visit to its capital city of Marrakesh. Marrakesh is a city full European, Middle Eastern and African Culture combined, creating a unique atmosphere. The markets of Medina (the old city) are extremely popular with travellers who love to barter for a bargain. However, there is so much more to occupy your time in Marrakesh than shopping alone.

1. Ben Youssef Medersa

Ben Youssef Medersa Morocco Photo 01
Ben Youssef Medersa Morocco Photo 02
If architecture is your thing, then this former 14th Century, Islamic school building (Medersa, is a site to behold! It features 130 dorms centred around a courtyard carved from cedar wood and marble, giving a real sense of luxury. It’s a must see with tourists!

2. Majorelle or Yves Saint Laurent Gardens

Yves Saint Laurent Gardens Morocco
These beautiful, two and a half acre botanical gardens and artists landscape, were created by French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1923. In the 1980s the gardens were purchased by fashion designers Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge who restored them back to their former glory. Ensure you arrive early in order to avoid the queues.

3. Riad

If you’re planning a trip to Marrakesh, staying in a Riad is a must! A Riad is a traditional Moroccan townhouse, built around a picturesque courtyard offering tranquillity and respite away from the fast pace of city life. Each Riad features a Spa to relax and unwind in, an outdoor pool to float away your worries and a traditional marbled hammams (Turkish steam bath). This is the ideal place to visit at the end of your busy trip to Marrakesh.
Riad Moroccan Town House Marrakesh

4. Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace Morocco

Built in the late 19th Century by a Moroccan Sultan, this impressive, palace set within 2 acres of peaceful gardens, combines Islamic and Moroccan style perfectly. Each of the rooms open onto an exquisite private courtyard featuring a decorated central fountain or basin. This palace is not one to be missed, as its name translates in English: It’s a palace of brilliance!

5. Jamaa El-Fnaa

If you want to experience the exciting hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, the large market square of Jamaa El-Fnaa is where it’s at! Featuring an array of brightly coloured crafts, jewellery and rugs, you can barter the price down until your hearts content! You will also find a wealth of entertainment from story tellers and dancing boys to snake charmers and monkey handlers. Here you will experience the reality of this vibrant city.
Jamaa El Fnaa Market Marrakesh

A Final Word

We hope we have inspired you to visit the many wonders of the bustling city of Marrakesh. Please share your travel stories with us at Contact Us CJ Rugs UK.

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