Marrakech, a rich medieval city in the Maghreb, still nicknamed the Pearl of the South or the red city because of the predominant color on the facades of houses and monuments, acts as a guardian at the entrance to one of the largest deserts in the world, namely the Sahara.
The visit of Marrakech on foot with a guide
The history of this thousand-year-old city is linked to the history of the country, Morocco. It is now possible for you to discover the treasures of this magnificent city, which has been praised by tourists and VIPs from all over the world. But what can you see in Marrakech? What are these places, these architectural and cultural treasures to discover?
The must of Marrakech
Leaving from your hotel, in the company of an excellent professional guide, you will discover Marrakech and apprehend its treasures. You will start your tour by discovering the strong symbol of the city, the one that is surely the most visible and best known, namely the Koutoubia mosque with its minaret that overlooks the entire city (69 m high). The Koutoubia is often used as a compass by tourists to help them find their way around the heart of Marrakech.
Then, do not miss the famous Saadian tombs: it is a mausoleum which was discovered in 1917 and which remains extremely rich.
Then, you will make a small detour to the splendid Jemaa El Fna square which is the nerve centre of the city: very lively, it is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious tea, to taste local specialities while watching the live show that is available to you. At nightfall, the square turns into a huge gargote where locals and tourists alike come to enjoy their dinner in the open air. Around the square are the souks.
Finally, to finish this visit with the must of Marrakech, you will discover the Bahia Palace, which was a gift from the vizier for his favorite and his 80 official concubines. It is a monument of stunning beauty, typically oriental. Probably one of the most beautiful palaces in the city and country!
The highlights of this excursion are the unique opportunity to discover a culture, architecture, a history rich in several millennia in a few hours with emblematic monuments such as the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, the Saadian tombs, and the different gardens such as Majorelle or the Agdal. A sublime tour that will intoxicate you, between the scents of the city and those of the fruit trees that line the city from side to side.