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ABOUT MARRAKECH

Marrakech is not limited to its ramparts. Its surrounding regions reveals spectacular landscapes, from lush oases to the majestic Atlas Mountains. Soak up the tranquility of the green valleys, or opt for adventure by discovering the snow-capped peaks. Whether you are passionate about history, nature lover or simply eager for unique experiences, Marrakech and its regions offer you an intoxicating cocktail of discoveries. Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the desert, the picturesque palm groves, and the authentic Berber villages.

The Marrakech and its regions are much more than a tourist destination, it is a sensory journey thatwill awaken your senses, enrich your mind and leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Marrakech is also wellknown for hosting some prestigious international events.

Excursion

Roadtrip to the Ourika Valley

Roadtrip to the Ourika Valley

A quick escape from the Red City and its fairy tales to the Ourika Valley will take no more than 126km on the road, the equivalent of 3h20min, but the memories you'll collect hiking near the waterfalls and plunging you into the cool waters will remain eternal.
A quick escape from the Red City and its fairy tales to the Ourika Valley will take no more than 126km on the road, the equivalent of 3h20min, but the memories you'll collect hiking near the waterfalls and plunging you into the cool waters will remain eternal.
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Kayak at Lake Takerkoust

Kayak at Lake Takerkoust

Takerkoust Lake is an artificial lake, nestled at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, 28 km from the city of Marrakech. Over several kilometers, this expanse of fresh water reveals a majestic setting, alternating capes, canyons, and peninsulas. Kayak in the waters of Lake Takerkoust promises to be both eventful and fun. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlas mountain range.
Takerkoust Lake is an artificial lake, nestled at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, 28 km from the city of Marrakech. Over several kilometers, this expanse of fresh water reveals a majestic setting, alternating capes, canyons, and peninsulas. Kayak in the waters of Lake Takerkoust promises to be both eventful and fun. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlas mountain range.
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Hot air balloon

Hot air balloon

Experience the magic of Marrakech from the skies. In a hot air balloon at dawn, the city beneath your feet slowly awakens, and the sun casts a golden light over the immense landscape, offering a truly unforgettable view.
Experience the magic of Marrakech from the skies. In a hot air balloon at dawn, the city beneath your feet slowly awakens, and the sun casts a golden light over the immense landscape, offering a truly unforgettable view.
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Quad in the Agafay desert

Quad in the Agafay desert

Just outside Marrakech is the rocky Agafay Desert. Hop on a quad and travel through this arid landscape, navigating between wadis and dunes. This not only offers an adrenaline rush, but also a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the area.
Just outside Marrakech is the rocky Agafay Desert. Hop on a quad and travel through this arid landscape, navigating between wadis and dunes. This not only offers an adrenaline rush, but also a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the area.
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Hiking in the Atlas Mountains

Hiking in the Atlas Mountains

For the more sporty, the Atlas Mountains offer a multitude of hiking options. Whether you opt for a day hike or a multi-day expedition, the rugged terrain, dotted with Berber villages and snow-capped peaks, promises an enriching journey.
For the more sporty, the Atlas Mountains offer a multitude of hiking options. Whether you opt for a day hike or a multi-day expedition, the rugged terrain, dotted with Berber villages and snow-capped peaks, promises an enriching journey.
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Camel & horseback riding through the Palmeraie

Camel & horseback riding through the Palmeraie

La Palmeraie is Marrakech's oasis — a vast expanse of palm trees and tranquility. One of the most romantic ways to explore this region is on horseback & camelback. The sunset, casting shadows on the palm trees, makes you feel like you're living a dream.
La Palmeraie is Marrakech's oasis — a vast expanse of palm trees and tranquility. One of the most romantic ways to explore this region is on horseback & camelback. The sunset, casting shadows on the palm trees, makes you feel like you're living a dream.
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The Must See in Marrakech

Jamaâ el-Fna Intangible Heritage Museum

Jamaâ el-Fna Intangible Heritage Museum

The Jemaa el-Fnaa is Marrakech’s main square and the most important part of the medina. Here, inhabitants and tourists gather both during the day and night to have something to eat, shop or observe the various shows taking place. Jemaa el-Fna is the city’s top attraction and can be visited at all hours of the day.
The Jemaa el-Fnaa is Marrakech’s main square and the most important part of the medina. Here, inhabitants and tourists gather both during the day and night to have something to eat, shop or observe the various shows taking place. Jemaa el-Fna is the city’s top attraction and can be visited at all hours of the day.
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Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque

One of the most impressive monuments in Marrakech and one of the most beautiful mosques in the Western Muslim world. Marked by a complex history; it is actually a double sanctuary with a minaret. The first Koutoubia was inaugurated in 1157 and the second and the minaret were built a year later by order of Abdelmoumen. The two sanctuaries are distinguished by their innovative plan giving you a capital importance to the wall of the qibla (orientation of the prayer). Marking the landscape of its presence, the minaret erected in stone, with a height of 77 m, allows the use of a ramp to reach its summit. A sober decoration composed of carved reliefs and registers of white and green ceramic tiles punctuating the upper parts of the facades and the pinnacle.
One of the most impressive monuments in Marrakech and one of the most beautiful mosques in the Western Muslim world. Marked by a complex history; it is actually a double sanctuary with a minaret. The first Koutoubia was inaugurated in 1157 and the second and the minaret were built a year later by order of Abdelmoumen. The two sanctuaries are distinguished by their innovative plan giving you a capital importance to the wall of the qibla (orientation of the prayer). Marking the landscape of its presence, the minaret erected in stone, with a height of 77 m, allows the use of a ramp to reach its summit. A sober decoration composed of carved reliefs and registers of white and green ceramic tiles punctuating the upper parts of the facades and the pinnacle.
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The Medina of Marrakech

The Medina of Marrakech

The medina is the name of the old city of Marrakech. From the air it looks like a giant beehive, and inside the medina there are almost endless activities to do. From the most luxurious accommodation in the world, to a traditional Moroccan bath or hammam, to visiting palaces, markets (Souk) and mosques, there is so much to see and do in the Marrakech medina!
The medina is the name of the old city of Marrakech. From the air it looks like a giant beehive, and inside the medina there are almost endless activities to do. From the most luxurious accommodation in the world, to a traditional Moroccan bath or hammam, to visiting palaces, markets (Souk) and mosques, there is so much to see and do in the Marrakech medina!
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Located in the Medina of Marrakech, the Secret Garden is a historical monument dating from the Saadian dynasty. Reflecting the magnificence of Moroccan architecture, it offers two green spaces. The "Tropical Garden" where plants from all continents live, and it is known as a museum of the secrets of the city of happy life, with high walls that hide its splendor, highlights the beauty of the "secret garden" in its green spaces.
Located in the Medina of Marrakech, the Secret Garden is a historical monument dating from the Saadian dynasty. Reflecting the magnificence of Moroccan architecture, it offers two green spaces. The "Tropical Garden" where plants from all continents live, and it is known as a museum of the secrets of the city of happy life, with high walls that hide its splendor, highlights the beauty of the "secret garden" in its green spaces.
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Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Garden

A haven of greenery and color, the Majorelle Garden is a small haven of peace located in the heart of the city of Marrakech. This garden was created in 1931 by the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) around his surprisingly modern Art Deco workshop, built by the architect Paul Sinoir. Throughout his travels, the artist jaques Majorelle became a gardener to bring back from the four corners of the world, or to exchange with distant correspondents as passionate about botany as him, hundreds of rare varieties of trees and plants. In order to make the most of the visit to the Majorelle Garden, it is recommended to book your ticket online as soon as possible to have availability for the selected time slot.
A haven of greenery and color, the Majorelle Garden is a small haven of peace located in the heart of the city of Marrakech. This garden was created in 1931 by the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) around his surprisingly modern Art Deco workshop, built by the architect Paul Sinoir. Throughout his travels, the artist jaques Majorelle became a gardener to bring back from the four corners of the world, or to exchange with distant correspondents as passionate about botany as him, hundreds of rare varieties of trees and plants. In order to make the most of the visit to the Majorelle Garden, it is recommended to book your ticket online as soon as possible to have availability for the selected time slot.
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The Menara Gardens

The Menara Gardens

Large garden planted with around forty varieties of olive trees, the Menara is a true oasis of greenery in the heart of bustling Marrakech. Built under the Almohad dynasty, around 1147, the pond and gardens were apparently built to irrigate the surrounding olive groves. The basin is still supplied today by a period hydraulic system, allowing water to be transported from mountains located around thirty kilometers from Marrakech. The Saadian pavilion and its superb roof in the shape of a green pyramid only saw the light of day in the 16th century, when Sultan Abdar-Rahman ibn Hicham chose to install his summer palace there.
Large garden planted with around forty varieties of olive trees, the Menara is a true oasis of greenery in the heart of bustling Marrakech. Built under the Almohad dynasty, around 1147, the pond and gardens were apparently built to irrigate the surrounding olive groves. The basin is still supplied today by a period hydraulic system, allowing water to be transported from mountains located around thirty kilometers from Marrakech. The Saadian pavilion and its superb roof in the shape of a green pyramid only saw the light of day in the 16th century, when Sultan Abdar-Rahman ibn Hicham chose to install his summer palace there.
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Historical monuments

Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace

"Bahia": literally, the marvelous, the brilliant, this name probably refers to the favorite wife of Ba Ahmed, Grand Vizier and sponsor of the palace. The plans were designed by the architect Marrakchi Si Mohamed El Mekki El Mesfioui, as a real labyrinth, reflecting the whims of a powerful man. The best Moroccan and Andalusian artisans worked at this palace for fourteen years. Faience will be imported from Tetouan, Meknes marble while cedar wood used for painted ceilings and illuminated, comes from the Middle Atlas.
"Bahia": literally, the marvelous, the brilliant, this name probably refers to the favorite wife of Ba Ahmed, Grand Vizier and sponsor of the palace. The plans were designed by the architect Marrakchi Si Mohamed El Mekki El Mesfioui, as a real labyrinth, reflecting the whims of a powerful man. The best Moroccan and Andalusian artisans worked at this palace for fourteen years. Faience will be imported from Tetouan, Meknes marble while cedar wood used for painted ceilings and illuminated, comes from the Middle Atlas.
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El Badii Palace

El Badii Palace

Dar El-Badii, the palace of the incomparable was built between 1578 and 1603 by Yacoub El Mansour, sovereign Almohade. The richest raw materials, some from India, were chosen for its construction: gold, onyx, marble from Italy ... An almost absolute symmetry prevailed in the plan of this magnificent house built entirely on solid brick vaults. The interior gardens called gardens of desire, of which there remains today a huge esplanade dug ponds and planted with orange trees, are surrounded by the remains of the palace and high walls on which nest a multitude of storks.
Dar El-Badii, the palace of the incomparable was built between 1578 and 1603 by Yacoub El Mansour, sovereign Almohade. The richest raw materials, some from India, were chosen for its construction: gold, onyx, marble from Italy ... An almost absolute symmetry prevailed in the plan of this magnificent house built entirely on solid brick vaults. The interior gardens called gardens of desire, of which there remains today a huge esplanade dug ponds and planted with orange trees, are surrounded by the remains of the palace and high walls on which nest a multitude of storks.
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Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs

Royal necropolis of the Saadian family, a first set of funeral rooms was created after the burial of Prince Mohamed Cheikh in 1557. His son had raised a kubba for him, known as Koubbat lalla Messaouda, and was there in turn. buried in 1574. In 1591, Ahmed El Mansour buried his mother there and his three successors will rest there in turn. A second building is erected and has a central room called the room of the twelve columns and houses the tomb of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour, the room of the mirhab, the room of the three niches. Another space is reserved for the children's tombs. All the rooms are pleasantly decorated and of great finesse.
Royal necropolis of the Saadian family, a first set of funeral rooms was created after the burial of Prince Mohamed Cheikh in 1557. His son had raised a kubba for him, known as Koubbat lalla Messaouda, and was there in turn. buried in 1574. In 1591, Ahmed El Mansour buried his mother there and his three successors will rest there in turn. A second building is erected and has a central room called the room of the twelve columns and houses the tomb of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour, the room of the mirhab, the room of the three niches. Another space is reserved for the children's tombs. All the rooms are pleasantly decorated and of great finesse.
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Must-see Museums

Berber Museum of the Majorelle Garden

Berber Museum of the Majorelle Garden

It was in the former painting studio of Jacques Majorelle that was inaugurated in 2011, the Berber Museum under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI. It presents a panorama of the extraordinary creativity of this people, the oldest of North Africa. From the Rif to the Sahara, more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent attest to the richness and diversity of a culture that is still alive. The museum unfolds in four distinct spaces, articulated around as many themes. First, there is the history and geography of the Amazigh Berbers of Morocco, as well as a map of the most significant tribes: a rich audio-visual documentation accompanies the visitors throughout their course.
It was in the former painting studio of Jacques Majorelle that was inaugurated in 2011, the Berber Museum under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI. It presents a panorama of the extraordinary creativity of this people, the oldest of North Africa. From the Rif to the Sahara, more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent attest to the richness and diversity of a culture that is still alive. The museum unfolds in four distinct spaces, articulated around as many themes. First, there is the history and geography of the Amazigh Berbers of Morocco, as well as a map of the most significant tribes: a rich audio-visual documentation accompanies the visitors throughout their course.
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Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Located on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, near the famous Majorelle Garden, this new building with a total area of 4,000 m2, provides for 2,400 m2 dedicated to the permanent Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. It is here that part of his heritage will be exhibited: 2,005 clothes, 815 haute couture accessories and tens of thousands of drawings in an original scenography by Christophe Martin. 1,000 m2 will then be devoted to temporary exhibitions. This museum also has an auditorium, a boutique-bookstore, a restaurant and a research library of around 5,000 works devoted to fashion, Islamic art, botany and Berber culture.
Located on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, near the famous Majorelle Garden, this new building with a total area of 4,000 m2, provides for 2,400 m2 dedicated to the permanent Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. It is here that part of his heritage will be exhibited: 2,005 clothes, 815 haute couture accessories and tens of thousands of drawings in an original scenography by Christophe Martin. 1,000 m2 will then be devoted to temporary exhibitions. This museum also has an auditorium, a boutique-bookstore, a restaurant and a research library of around 5,000 works devoted to fashion, Islamic art, botany and Berber culture.
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Water museum

Water museum

A project that is both historical, scientific, cultural, educational and fun. The concept is innovative & contemporary both in its architectural and museographic design and in the richness of its exhibitions. It is the first structure of its kind in the Arab world dedicated to Moroccan, Arab and Muslim hydraulic heritage. The opening is scheduled for May 2, 2017. This museum is located on 5 ha of land at the entrance to the Palmeraie circuit, less than a hundred meters from the Tensift bridge built by Ali Ben Youssef at the start of the 12th century. The museum consists of 2 parts, the building and the park project, which is a continuation of the museum and extends over 3 hectares and will be a model of revitalization of the palm grove.
A project that is both historical, scientific, cultural, educational and fun. The concept is innovative & contemporary both in its architectural and museographic design and in the richness of its exhibitions. It is the first structure of its kind in the Arab world dedicated to Moroccan, Arab and Muslim hydraulic heritage. The opening is scheduled for May 2, 2017. This museum is located on 5 ha of land at the entrance to the Palmeraie circuit, less than a hundred meters from the Tensift bridge built by Ali Ben Youssef at the start of the 12th century. The museum consists of 2 parts, the building and the park project, which is a continuation of the museum and extends over 3 hectares and will be a model of revitalization of the palm grove.
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Well-being

Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats

If you are looking to combine leisure and well-being, Marrakech offers many yoga retreats. Places like Peacock Pavilions or Atlas Yoga host retreats where visitors can find inner peace amid the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are looking to combine leisure and well-being, Marrakech offers many yoga retreats. Places like Peacock Pavilions or Atlas Yoga host retreats where visitors can find inner peace amid the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Relaxing getaway

Relaxing getaway

Let go in the pure and silent cocoon of a spa. Succumb to the prestige of its natural treatments and massages based on exceptional products. Dare to let go to feel lasting good.
Let go in the pure and silent cocoon of a spa. Succumb to the prestige of its natural treatments and massages based on exceptional products. Dare to let go to feel lasting good.
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Golf in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains

Golf in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains

Marrakech is home to some of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. Play the famous Royal Golf Marrakech or to Amelkis Golf Club, where vast green lands are dominated by the majestic Atlas Mountains. These courses offer a unique combination of world-class facilities and traditional Moroccan aesthetics.
Marrakech is home to some of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. Play the famous Royal Golf Marrakech or to Amelkis Golf Club, where vast green lands are dominated by the majestic Atlas Mountains. These courses offer a unique combination of world-class facilities and traditional Moroccan aesthetics.
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