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Best things to do in Marrakesh

“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
“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
“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
“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
“Great place to pick a bench, read a book and listen to the birds plus some lovely Moroccan features such as native plants plus a central tiled fountain for added freshness. Within walking distance from Jemaa El Fna Square.”
15 locals recommend
History Museum
“This now the national carpet museum, right behind the riad, but you have walk around the block to get to it. If you like carpets, this is the place for you. But it's also a wonderful old merchant's house”
21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Two wonderful garden made with love, a passionate story about water in Marrakech and a wonderful rooftop café ”
10 locals recommend
“Musical evenings of the Medina (November - May) The museum of Mouassine organizes every Monday and Friday evening from 19h00 to 19h45 an evening dedicated to the musics of the medina in the exceptional setting of the douiria. Les soirées Musiques de la Médina (novembre - mai) Le musée de Mouassine organise chaque lundi et vendredi soir de 19h00 à 19h45 une soirée dédiée aux musiques de la médina dans le cadre exceptionnel de la douiria. ”
3 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“A journey through the Sahara, From Marrakech to Timbuktu In recent years, the Tiskiwin Museum has focused on the presentation of the material culture of the Berber populations of Saharan origin. These populations are commonly called Berbers north of the Sahara and Tuaregs in the south, but they call themselves Imazighen (Amazigh sing) The permanent exhibition is conceived as a journey on the old caravan trails linking North Africa to the Sahel. It has as its theme and guiding thread the Art of the Adornment. ”
3 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A museum in a Riad full of charm. Works be it carpets or different paintings extremely well developed. And if you have the chance to come across his creator, owner, passionate and passionate collector, do not hesitate to drink his words, his explanations about his passion. Without a doubt for us the most beautiful museum of Marrakech, we spent a most pleasant moment ...... Un musée dans un Riad plein de charme. Des oeuvres que ce soit les tapis ou les différents tableaux extrêmement bien mis en valeur. Et si vous avez la chance de tomber sur son créateur, propriétaire, passionné et passionnant collectionneur, n'hésitez pas buvez ses paroles, ses explications sur sa passion. ”
4 locals recommend
“Wonderful museum at the YSL Gardens/ Jardin Majorelle. Great place to discover and learn about Morocco Berber Heritage. Beautiful exhibit incl traditional jewelry and dress. ”
7 locals recommend
“Le Musée de la Palmeraie est un lieu unique à Marrakech associant art contemporain, animations culturelles et nature. Situé dans la Palmeraie, ce musée est abrité dans d’anciens bâtiments agricoles. On y admire une exposition permanente consacrée à l’art contemporain marocain (photographies, peintures, sculptures, calligraphies...) comprenant les œuvres d’une cinquantaine d’artistes du Royaume. Dans les jardins alentours, un espace a été réservé à l’accueil d’artistes pour qu’ils puissent créer en toute liberté. Tout est mis en œuvre pour que l’art et la culture prennent vie dans ce lieu unique. Tarif public : 40 dhs Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 18h00. ”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“In love with art in the broad sense of the term, Nathalie Locatelli opens the doors of her gallery where she hosts exhibitions of all kinds. This gallery opened in February 2006 has constantly expanded its agenda to present more artists known and unknown. En amoureuse de l'art au sens large du terme, Nathalie Locatelli vous ouvre les portes de sa galerie où elle accueille des expositions en tout genre. Cette galerie ouverte en février 2006 n'a de cesse d'étoffer son agenda pour présenter toujours plus d'artistes connus et méconnus. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 3 pm to 7 pm and by appointment. ”
2 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Small interesting museum, naive art paintings, majorelle and others. A coffee library spac. Petit musée intéressant, des tableaux d'art naïf, de majorelle et d'autres. un espace café bibliothèque. ”
1 local recommends