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One Day in Marrakech

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From wandering around the souks to watching the sunset over the Koutoubia Mosque, and tasting delicious Moroccan food; enjoy a memorable day in Marrakech.

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  • Couples
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Like a Local

8 Places

7 City Tips

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8 Places

Jardin Majorelle

Gardens

Marrakech Souk

Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Cafe Des Epices

Restaurants

Palacio da Bahia

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Medersa Ben Youssef

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hammam de la Rose

Spas, Hammams & Turkish Baths

Kosy Bar

Restaurants

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

piccavey's City Tips

  • Try to have spare coins on you for tips — anyone who helps you will expect a coin.
  • Agree the fare and destination before getting in a taxi.
  • Have a few words of French ready (merci, bonjour etc.)
  • If you take photos of people on the street (snake charmers etc.), they may ask you to pay.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking.
  • Wear discreet clothing — no swimwear or revealing clothes — and have a cover-up ready for some places.
  • A horse-drawn carriage is a great way to see the city.
  • Jardin Majorelle
    Gardens
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    piccavey Says:

    This botanic garden was created in the 1920s by French artist Jacques Majorelle, and was later owned by Yves Saint-Laurent. There are 15 species of birds living in the gardens — and the iconic cobalt blue has inspired many interior designers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Arrive early before the group tours. (The gardens usually open at 8am, but check times in advance).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 131 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Place of Beauty 23/04/2019
    • Thank God for Yves St. Laurent 23/04/2019
    • Jardin Majorelle
    Address:
    Rue Yves Saint Laurent
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-13047
    Other:
  • Marrakech Souk
    Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    piccavey Says:

    From spices to colored lamps to leather goods, the Marrakech Souk is packed with different things for you to buy. Get ready to barter!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • If you keep to the right as you walk along you are less likely to be in the way of the motorbikes, scooters, donkeys, and handcarts in the souk.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 131 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shopping 23/04/2019
    • Colour, crazy, beauty, photogenic 23/04/2019
    • Marrakech Souk
    Address:
    Jemaa el Fna
    Marrakech 40030
    Morocco
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
  • Cafe Des Epices
    Restaurants (Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups)
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    piccavey Says:

    This is the perfect place to stop and refuel after shopping in the souks. With views over the colorful stalls below, it's a great place to unwind and cool off.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The set menu is great value and makes choosing much simpler.
    • Enjoy extras such as WiFi and water misters.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 922 restaurants in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice but too touristy 23/04/2019
    • Nice view of the square 22/04/2019
    • Cafe Des Epices
    Address:
    75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina
    Place des épices
    Marrakech 40030
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-91770
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Palacio da Bahia
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    piccavey Says:

    This grand palace is close to the souks and well worth a visit. Contemplate the ornate designs of the walls and the huge expanses of gardens. Plus, inside the Bahia Palace you can enjoy a more serene atmosphere than the busy streets nearby, a great contrast to your souk visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Not all areas of the palace can be visited by the public.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 131 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive palace 23/04/2019
    • Excellent trip 23/04/2019
    • Palacio da Bahia
    Address:
    5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 661-454738
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 16:30
    Other:
  • Medersa Ben Youssef
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    piccavey Says:

    This Madrasa (educational institution) is the largest in Morocco. The college was founded in the 14th century and there are over 100 small dormitories for the students that would have studied the Koran here. The courtyard is elaborately carved in cedar wood and marble.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Peep through the windows to get a unique view of the streets below.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 131 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Crowded with people any time 15/04/2019
    • Closed for refurbishment 02/04/2019
    • Medersa Ben Youssef
    Address:
    Rue Assouel
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 644-727244
    Other:
  • Hammam de la Rose
    Spas, Hammams & Turkish Baths
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    piccavey Says:

    A visit to Marrakech isn´t complete without a session at the Hammam — this one is modern and doesn't cost the earth.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • This is a more modern unisex Hammam — some only allow men or women.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 148 Spas & Wellness in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful spa 20/04/2019
    • M 07/04/2019
    • Hammam de la Rose
    Address:
    130, Dar El Bacha
    Medina
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5244-44769
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Kosy Bar
    Restaurants (Japanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Fusion)
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    piccavey Says:

    Kosy Bar is a welcoming place for travelers and expats. Expect good food and a laid back atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try to arrive before sunset to see the storks circling at dusk.
    • There are a fabulous views of the Koutoubia Mosque and the sunset from the terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #199 of 922 restaurants in Marrakech
    • Late Lunch 14/04/2019
    • Kosy indeed 11/04/2019
    • Kosy Bar
    Address:
    47, Place des Ferblantiers
    kzadria, en face de palais Badii
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-80324
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$39
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    piccavey Says:

    A large market and a cultural meeting place, everyone who visits Marrakech should see this square. Jemaa el Fna is filled with different stalls in the day and open air restaurants at night. Look for the Berber storytellers and snake charmers at one end of the square.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Before heading over the Jemaa el Fna, ask your accommodation/locals/bat staff for some food stall recommendations (each one has a number).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 131 things to do in Marrakech
    • A must visit if you are in Marrakech 23/04/2019
    • Tourism 23/04/2019
    • Jemaa el-Fnaa
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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