Most of the city architectural attractions are inside the Medina, the old walled section of the town. Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Minaret is the most perfect Islamic religious structure in North Africa. The famous landmark dominates the skyline and can easily spotted from all Marrakech.
Hidden away behind high walls are the Saadian Tombs. The Mausoleum displays a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and Granada style carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings.
The Bahia Palace is a masterpiece of domestic architecture which gives a good idea of how the privileged lived in the 19th century in the Imperial city. The use of marble, stucco and mosaics predominates in the apartments, opening onto courtyards filled with fountains and plant life…
Day 1/2: Historical-guided-tour-of-marrakech– ( 3 hours )
meet your guide and driver at your hotel/riad for the short drive to La Koutobia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, its 69-meter-tall minaret is the landmark of Marrakech. Outside the Mosque, you’ll learn about Islam and its 5 pillars as well as the worshipping habits of Moroccans.
Your 3-hour guided tour continues to Bahia Palace, a 19th century monument that is an indication of the wealth of Moroccan royalty of that time. The 160-room palace took 15 years to build, and it provides an opportunity to admire and learn about Moroccan architecture.
A short walk from the palace, through the old Jewish quarter, you’ll come to the Saadian dynasty tombs, dating back to the 17th century. The site, discovered in 1917, and with its ornately decorated rooms and ceilings, has become a major attraction for visitors to Marrakech.
Continue from here to the oldest part of the medina, where your guide will take you on a walking adventure through the maze-like streets, past spice shops, artisan workshops and art galleries.
Your guided tour comes to an end in Jemaa el Fna Square, the most famous square in all of Africa. Storytellers, snake charmers, musicians, orange juice sellers and henna tattoo artists all compete for your attention.
Licensed tour guide
Air-conditioned modern vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Visit to Koutoubia Mosque
Visit to Djamaa El Fna Square
Entrance fees to:
Visit to Bahia Palace
Visit to the Saadian Tombs
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