This walled royal burial ground and gardens were discovered by accident in 1917, from an aerial map of the Medina made by French colonial officials. It dates...more
At the heart of the Medina, the Musée de Marrakesh is a conversion of an opulent, early-19th-century house formerly belonging to a local grandee. Exhibits...more
Privately owned by late fashion designer and longtime Marrakesh resident Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, the Majorelle Garden was created...more
Les Bains de Marrakesh is an elegant spa center, occupying one half of an old townhouse in the southern Kasbah quarter of the Medina. A full range of...more
The centerpiece of Marrakesh is the square tower of the Koutoubia minaret, attached to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the late 12th century. It's not...more
Jemaa El Fna, translated as the Square of the Dead, is the main open space in Marrakesh, and is as old as the city itself. Once the scene of public executions...more
After famously routing the Portuguese from the southern Moroccan coast in 1578, the great Saadian sultan Ahmed El-Mansour set about erecting this 360-room...more
Dar Cherifa is an attractive café littéraire and art gallery in the Mouassine district, housed in a lovely riad dating from the 17th century. Owner...more
Hop into a horse-drawn calèche for a tour around the city walls of the Medina. First constructed in the 12th century, these form a neat circuit of six...more
Ben Youssef Medersa's spectacular interiors are so striking that they upstaged Kate Winslet in the scenes they shared in Hideous Kinky. A 14th-century Koranic...more
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