Full day guided tour in Marrakech – At 9h30 AM; your guide will meet you at the hotel for Full day guided tour of Marrakech to visit all the important monuments.
Marrakech, founded over 1000 years ago, is also known as the “red city” and is perhaps the most famous town in Morocco. A combination of the old (the Medina) and the new (Guéliz), Marrakech is an exotic cocktail of sights and sounds.
There are many historical places of interest to see including and the extraordinary Jemaa el-Fna, the main square in Marrakech. In the evenings, the square becomes a venue for alfresco eating and entertainment with troupes of costumed acrobats, storytellers, magicians, dancers, and semi-mystical Gnawa musicians. The souks offer a vast array of merchandise & provide an insight into a way of life unchanged in centuries.
The “new town” Guéliz, built by the French in the 1930’s, is a total contrast to the Medina with its broad avenues, modern shops, and cafés. The most visited site in Guéliz is the “Jardins Majorelle” created by Yves St Laurent. A haven of peace set in an exotic garden.
The Square, Jemaa el Fna, Jemaa el-Fna, translated as the Square of the art, is the main open space in Marrakech, and as old as the city itself. Once the scene of public executions, it is now the city’s cultural epicenter, thronged day and night with a carnival of local life, including snake charmers; dentists; scribes; herbalists; and beggars. In the evenings, the square becomes a venue for alfresco eating and entertainment of a bizarre nature with troupes of costumed acrobats, storytellers, magicians and semi-mystical Gnawa musicians.
Saadian Tombs, One of the most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic decorated tombs.
Koutoubia Minaret, the center piece of Marrakech is the square tower of the Koutoubia minaret, attached to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the late 12th century. It’s not particularly high—about 250 feet—but it towers over the Medina thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the Koutoubia.