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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
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
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
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
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
French Restaurant
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“Institution in Marrakech centre to see and be seen. Great for drinks, food and brunch”
31 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”
22 locals recommend
Lounge
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“It is a very good restaurant with Moroccan and international food. It is known for its festive ambience with live performers, bellydancers and direct access to a very stylish nightclub underground. Very extensive drink selection. Be ready to spend some money though!”
28 locals recommend
Park
“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
Historic Site
“Two wonderful garden made with love, a passionate story about water in Marrakech and a wonderful rooftop café ”
10 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Le taj mahal restaurant . Dîner spectacle Le 555 club pour faire la fête toute la nuit belle ambiance Le fuégo spectacle brésilien plus dîner un délice Bar bu Murano Lotus Club Le lawrence bar sofitel ”
11 locals recommend
Night Club
“La dernière boîte branchée de Marrakech. Petit frère du réputé 555 de Tanger. En face de Pacha. Y aller vers 1hr du matin, l'idéal en y ayant réservé sa table. N.B. : Dans les discothèques comme dans les bars au Maroc, il est souvent moins onéreux de réserver un table et prendre une bouteille (1200-1500 Dirhamspar table les softs gratuits) que de payer une entrée et commander au verre (souvent 200 Dirhams par personne et 100 à 150 Dirhams par verre).”
10 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The Megarama of Marrakech is a cinematographic multiplex offering an updated program every Wednesday, with the latest international films, and also the latest Moroccan productions. Le Megarama de Marrakech est un multiplexe cinématographique proposant une programmation actualisée chaque mercredi, avec les derniers films internationaux, et également les dernières productions marocaines. ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place when you're looking for some nice live music and decent cocktails. Lovely dancefloor area and good location in the Hivernage district.”
9 locals recommend