Marrakech

Where to Stay in Marrakech

Best Areas to Stay in Marrakech If you are looking for the right atmosphere when in Marrakech, you will probably prefer a traditional riad in the medina from a modern hotel in the newer parts of Marrakech. The Medina (old part of the city within the city walls) is huge [more…]

Marrakech Bus Station (Bab Doukkala)

Marrakech Bus Station (Bab Doukkala)

Marrakech Bus Station Basic Info The main bus station in Marrakech, called Gare Routiere de Marrakech in French and also known as Bab Doukkala Bus Station, is situated at the edge of the medina (the old town) on its north-western end. It is a very busy place during the day [more…]

Marrakech Train Station

The main train station in Marrakech is located in the new city (Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle) at the intersection of Avenue Mohammed VI and Avenue Hassan II. Locals will more likely refer to it in French: Gare des trains ONCF or simply Gare de Marrakech. Marrakech railway station is a [more…]

Koubba Ba'Adiyn

Koubba Ba'Adiyn

Probably the Oldest Building in Marrakech Though Koubba Ba’Adiyn is not really big and not among the best preserved buildings in Marrakech medina, it is definitely worth visiting. You will see the origins of Moroccan architecture and a hint about how Marrakech might have looked long time ago. With estimated [more…]

Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace

El Bahia Palace is one of the top tourist attractions in Marrakech. It is a large complex of halls, courtyards, and gardens, built in two phases in the Alawi style in the late 19th century. During the times of its greatest glory it served some of the most influential people [more…]

Kasbah Mosque

Kasbah Mosque

The Kasbah Mosque is the second-best-known mosque in Marrakech and it is also one of the biggest mosques. It is very old – it was built in 1190 and you can still find some typical features of Almohad architecture on it. After the restoration it is in perfect condition and [more…]

Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs are one of the top tourist attractions in Marrakech. They were established in the late 16th century under the rule of Saadian Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Burials continued occasionally in the area even after the Saadians had lost control over Marrakech (in 1659), but later the tombs [more…]

Marrakech Tanneries

Marrakech Tanneries

Tanneries are often included on tourist attraction lists of the big old Moroccan cities and Marrakech is no exception. Tanning is a process of exposing leather to various chemical substances in order to make it durable (so it won’t decompose) and suitable for making leather products such as belts, shoes, [more…]

Marrakech Medina

The medina is the main reason why most tourists visit Marrakech. A medina, common feature of Moroccan cities, is an old part of town within the city walls (which are very well preserved in Marrakech). Marrakech medina has a special atmosphere and style and sometimes you feel you were taken [more…]

Place du 16 Novembre

Place du 16 Novembre

Place du 16 Novembre is one of the main squares in the modern part of Marrakech (Ville Nouvelle or Gueliz). It is located halfway between the medina and Marrakech Train Station. Big streets that cross at Place du 16 Novembre are Avenue Mohammed V (from the north-west to Koutoubia Mosque), [more…]