The top 10 attractions in Marrakech

At first glance, Marrakech may not seem like the most interesting city in North Africa. However, it remains one of the most cultural cities on the entire continent, and its main attractions reflect this culture and diversity.

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10. Station Marrakech may only be a rail terminal, but it is surely one of the architectural highlights of the city.

The tombs of the Saadian rulers of old
The tombs of the Saadian rulers of old

9. The Saadian Tombs is a relatively small attraction that shows the tombs of some of Morocco’s previous rulers.

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8. Jardin Majorelle is known as one of the best botanic gardens in the region, and the omnipresent blue and yellow colours are astounding!

Berber art and culture on display at Musee Tiskiwin
Berber art and culture on display at Musee Tiskiwin

7. Musee Tiskiwin is a fantastic boutique museum that showcases the art and culture of the Berber People.

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6. Bahia Palace was the resplendent personal residence of a 19th century sultan and is now a museum.

The striking minaret of Koutobia Mosque can be seen all around the city
The striking minaret of Koutobia Mosque can be seen all around the city

5. Koutobia Mosque is one of the icons of Marrakesh and its striking minaret can be seen from almost anywhere!

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4. Ben Youssef Madrasa is a fascinating educational institute for the teachings of Islam, with additional architectural points of interest.

The Atlas Mountains is a great daytrip from Marrakech
The Atlas Mountains is a great daytrip from Marrakech

3. The Atlas Mountains provide a great day trip from the city, and as well as great scenery such as waterfalls and much-needed greenery, you can find authentic Berber villages.

Snake charmers ply their trade at Jemaa El Fna
Snake charmers ply their trade at Jemaa El Fna

2. Jemaa El Fna is the main market square in Marrakech and it is here where you will find bargains, souvenirs, snake charmers, and amazing (and weird) food!

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1. El Badi Palace is a ruined former residence of Moroccan sultans and must surely now be considered the top attraction in Marrakech. The grounds are sprawling and it is home to plenty of storks that are flying overhead as you explore.

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