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Best things to do in Marrakesh

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Garden
“French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent gifted an entire garden to Marrakesh, the city that adopted him in 1966. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the electric-blue villa and its garden to preserve the vision of its original owner, French landscape painter Jacques Majorelle, and keep it open to the public. The garden began cultivating in 1924, and thanks to Marrakshi ethnobotanist Abderrazak Benchaâbane, the psychedelic desert mirage of 300 plant species from five continents continues to be preserved.”
140 locals recommend
Plaza
“This square in the medina is a 'must see'. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that comes alive at sunset when the street vendors and performers come alive”
69 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A short walk from Riad Bakara, this place is amazing! The intricate design and ceiling decorations are well worth going to see. ”
71 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the oldest universities in the Islamic world, not to be missed! L'une des plus ancienne université du monde Islamique, à ne pas rater ! ”
63 locals recommend
Courthouse
“A short walk from Riad Bakara this historic palace is worth visiting but maybe avoid the heat of the day in summer as there isn't much shade! Entry is about €7 per person”
40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you're tired of haggling and noisy streets, come here for a European-style shopping experience, a bit of shade and free and clean toilets :-)”
34 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Amazingly intricate and impressive marble and wood decoration, the tombs of the Saadian dynasty are an important part of Marrakech's cultural legacy and very beautiful. 12 minutes walk from the riad”
27 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Le Comptoir is a classic, lively atmosphere, delicious food. enjoy dinner and oriental dancers on week ends mostly - ask when when your reserve.”
40 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“great rooftop terrace in Marrakech medina, perfect for lunch or afternoon break”
36 locals recommend
Museum
“Marrakech Museum in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and then converted into a museum in 1997.”
30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This riad in the thick of the medina houses a wonderful archive of Moroccan Photography through the ages. The rooftop cafe is also a lovely spot for coffee or lunch.”
31 locals recommend
Museum
“super new addition to marrakech cultural sites, the museum houses a magnificent collection of Yves saint Laurents clothers, designs, jewellery etc as well as a lovely restaurant and shop”
26 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Stop here and relax drinking mint tea in ONE of the most corner of Medina. ”
36 locals recommend
Park
“The Menara gardens offer a relaxed stop on the tourist trail. Somewhat out of the way of the normal attractions. Great area for joggers along this route.”
23 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Located in Gueliz Type: Authentic Moroccan Cuisine Ambiance: luxury, authentic, Chic & traditionnal furnitures”
33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Al Mazar is a shopping center in a high end area. Likewise, this area is right next to Megarama a famous movie theater franchise. Also, a great view of Morocco’s historic wall as well as the high Atlas Mountains can be seen from this zone. The area also has a place where you can go karting. This zone also turns into a World Touring Car Championship FIA WTCC Race of Morocco during a specific period where world class drivers compete. Further, you can go to the famous Ourika valley from here. It is Marrakech’s high end private place. ”
16 locals recommend