Architectural Buildings in Marrakech

THE 10 BEST Marrakech Architectural Buildings

Architectural Buildings in Marrakech

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  • Ed Longley
    Guildford, UK587 contributions
    A very interesting place to visit, however without a guide, I’m not sure how much you’ll learn or take away from the experience.
    Written March 23, 2023
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  • Eszter S
    Nottingham, UK31 contributions
    Beautiful
    One of the most beautiful buildings in Marrakesh, this qouran school have an amazing architecture and interesting history
    It's much cheaper than other attractions in Marrakes and worth visiting
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, FL15,210 contributions
    Built in the 12th century, it became the model for the Hassin Tower in Rabat. It gets it name from Arabic word for book, koutoub since there was a large bookseller market nearby. Th minaret is topped by 3 orbs representing the 3 major religions.
    Written March 2, 2023
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  • fufaita
    Zaragoza, Spain217 contributions
    70 dirhams is rather expensive to just peek into three rooms with tombs. Only one is very well decorated but I had to queue for 20 minutes to get to the small viewing point (and it was at 1pm in low season!).
    Written February 7, 2023
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  • Pris
    Riau Province, Indonesia151 contributions
    The building is excellent. Within the five minutes of arriving, there were several quarrels involving taxi drivers. Thanks God there were policemen standby nearby.
    Written December 16, 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia42,596 contributions
    We don't know if this place can be visited,but suspect not. We had a bit of a look from a distance but could not get close enough, let alone try and go inside. All we could see are the huge walls surrounding the building.
    Written June 10, 2020
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    This is the eastern portal of the Marrakech Madina. Out of all the medieval gates of Marrakech this is the only one named after the craft practiced in the district beyond it. The word Debbagh means tanners. Leather craft and trade is an integral part of the Moroccan economy. Historically this was the first district established in Marrakech as tanners were the earliest settlers here. They chose this location because it was close to the Oued Issil river, as water is needed for tanning. The second reason was that it was located far from the other parts of the city, as tanning is a smelly process. Like any other historical structure this old gate too has it’s share of legends. One says that it is the abode of a genie called Malik Gharub who revolted against the king. Another relates that seven virgins were buried here so women desiring children should light candles here.
    Written December 15, 2020
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  • ViaggiatriceAfrica
    38 contributions
    A nice, boho-chic small boutique near Jemaa rl Fnaa square will welcome you with all sort of bio argan products. From the classic argan oil to soap, the hammam shampoo, masques and a super fresh orange/roses waters. The owners are super nice to explain you the products.
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    Bab Taghzout is a strange gate. Although it is one off the 12 original Almoravid gates but it is not connected to the ramparts. There is a very interesting reason why this gate stands in the centre of the Medina. It is because the shrine of the twelfth-century Sufi saint Sidi Bel Abbes lies close to it. During the 17th century sultan Moulay Ismail built a pilgrimage path around the tombs of the seven holy men of Marrakech. After this the area grew into a thickly populated residential neighbourhood, so much so that the city wall was extended to encompass it. It is a beautiful gate with a wooden awning. The wall perished but the gate still stands as an oddity.
    Written December 15, 2020
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    This gate is situated after Bab Debbagh. It was built in 1126 AD. It is one of the original Almoravid entrances. It is named after the Berber guards from the Banu Aylen Tribe who used to be posted here. This is a historical gate. A battle took place here in 1129 AD. The city was stormed by the Almohad army, they besieged the city. When they tried to enter from this gate they were stopped, from invading Marrakech, by the brave Berber guards. It is a simple ochre coloured gate near Oued Issil. It is located next to the Qadi Ayyaz Mosque.
    Written December 7, 2020
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
    This gate was constructed on the Southern side of the Medina to defend the city. It was built during the Almohad Period by Yaqub Al Mansur. It’s name has interesting connotations. Some people believe that it was named Rabb or God. Others hold the opinion that it was named after an alcoholic fruit beverage popular among the Almohads. The gate was also used to deliver figs, berries and fruits to the city dwellers. Bab er-Robb is a unique gate because it is the only one located in a corner of the city walls. Nowadays there is a pottery shop in this gate.
    Written July 28, 2020
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