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
Originally covered in marble bought with wealth generated by the sugar trade, this space is a ruin now. But the exhibitions in it make it surprisingly worth visiting, and the space is highly atmosphere. 8-10 minutes walk from the riad
This palace is mostly ruins, but even so it gives an idea of the gigantic place it once was and it has been used a couple of times as scenario for Hollywood productions. Plus it only cost 10dh to enter. It often host exhibitions and shows too.
Old palace, one of the spot of Marrakech ! Ancien Palais, lieu incontournable à Marrakech !
“this one is a very historic place in the ancient city of Marrakech filed with very nice decoration and beautiful colors all over the Palace especially the blue square inside the palace ”
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“Amazingly intricate and impressive marble and wood decoration, the tombs of the Saadian dynasty are an important part of Marrakech's cultural legacy and very beautiful. 12 minutes walk from the riad”
“I can only recommend the beautiful garden Majorelle. the history is in the following but the best feelings and experiences will come from your visits! The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls.”
“One of the oldest universities in the Islamic world, not to be missed! L'une des plus ancienne université du monde Islamique, à ne pas rater ! ”
“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.”