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Things to do in Marrakech

Our suggested list of things to do in Marrakech

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½ day Guided Walking Tour around the Medina (the Old City) to include the souks, the famous Square Jemaa El F’na, Musee de Marrakech and Koranic School « Medersa Ben Youssef » We have an excellent English-speaking guide who is very popular with our guests and it is well worth the money. It costs Dh 250 per person. Best to book in advance to get the best guides.

  • Caleche in Marrakech horse and carriage ride

Take a horse and carriage ride around the ramparts of Marrakech (from either the Square or outside Majorelle Gardens).

Good idea to keep this for late afternoon when you're weary from trolling around the souks but would like to see more of Marrakech.

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Do a day trip to the Atlas Mountains visiting Berber villages. Ask in the riad for details of different day trips.  The trip to Ait Ben Haddou, whilst interesting, is a very long way so that you would spend most of it sitting in the car.  We recommend the 3-valleys tour.

  • Bahia Palace in Marrakech

Belonging to the top ten things to see in Marrakech are the Palais Bahia and Dar Si Said Museum (nearby).

An often overlooked musuem in the medina, near the Dar si Said museum and Bahia Palace, is Maison Tiskiwin, a beautiful Marrakech townhouse with displays on the culture and history of people who inhabit the Sahara.

The museum is at 8 rue de la Bahia, off rue Riad Zitoun el Jedid on the way to Dar si Said.

  • Majorelle Gardens

In the new town of Gueliz, visit the Majorelle Gardens and the Museum of Islamic Art (situated in the Majorelle Gardens). People bring books to read in the gardens - a place to relax.

They also have a charming courtyard cafe where you can have a snack or lunch and get a drink. Alternatively, there are some lovely boutiques, one with an organic cafe diagonally opposite to Majorelle Gardens.

  • Interior Mamounia Hotel Marrakech

Enjoy afternoon tea at Mamounia Hotel with wonderful gardens. The hotel was made famous by Winston Churchill, who stayed there. Nowadays you are more likely to see Hollywood stars and other celebrities.

Nowadays you are more likely to see Hollywood stars and other celebrities. Visit the recently opened Musée de Mouassine.

Recommended cafes/restaurants in the Medina of Marrakech

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Krem Kafé 7
Dar Zellije - typical Moroccan restaurant and one minute from the riad. Has a great roof terrace.
Le Jardin

Recommended cafes/restaurants in Gueliz, Marrakech new town

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Grand Café de la Poste (French cuisine, decorated in French colonial style - very trendy)
Le Loft
Organic cafe diagonally opposite to Majorelle Gardens.
Al Fassia - run only by women and serves typical Moroccan cuisine.
Bô & Zin (approx. 15 minute taxi ride outside Marrakech) - very trendy, great atmosphere and wonderful gardens. Can be a bit pricey, suitable for a special occasion

Relaxing in Marrakech - have a hammam

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For authentic experiences, enjoy our spa facilities – take a Moroccan hammam followed by a massage (or other spa treatments e.g. facial, pedicure).

Take a Cookery Class on authentic Moroccan cuisine run by our cook, Najat.

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