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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

Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Cafe Des Epices

Restaurants

Bahia Palace

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Ben Youssef Madrasa

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

Molly S'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.
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    Jardin Majorelle
    Gardens
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    Molly S 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 186 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful gardens 09/19/2018
    • Tour 09/19/2018
    • Jardin Majorelle
    Address:
    Rue Yves Saint Laurent
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-13047
    Other:
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    Marrakech Souk
    Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    Molly S 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 Traveler
    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 #3 of 186 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Crazy, but must do 09/19/2018
    • Everything Moroccan! 09/19/2018
    • Marrakech Souk
    Address:
    Jemaa el Fna
    Marrakech 40030
    Morocco
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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    Cafe Des Epices
    Restaurants (Moroccan, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups)
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    Molly S 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 #114 of 851 restaurants in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pricey but nice set up 09/18/2018
    • Hit/miss 09/16/2018
    • Cafe Des Epices
    Address:
    75, Rahba Lakdima, Medina
    Place des épices
    Marrakech 40030
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-91770
    Price range:
    $2 - $6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Bahia Palace
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Molly S 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 #28 of 186 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Tile 09/19/2018
    • No English information 09/18/2018
    • Bahia Palace
    Address:
    5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-89221
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
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    Ben Youssef Madrasa
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Molly S 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 #31 of 186 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • For art and history lovers 09/15/2018
    • A little gem 09/09/2018
    • Ben Youssef Madrasa
    Address:
    Rue Assouel
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 644-727244
    Other:
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    Hammam de la Rose
    Spas, Hammams & Turkish Baths
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    Molly S 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 #17 of 137 Spas & Wellness in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Super spa 09/16/2018
    • Lovely experience 09/15/2018
    • Hammam de la Rose
    Address:
    130, Dar El Bacha
    Medina
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5244-44769
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Kosy Bar
    Restaurants (Japanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, Fusion)
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    Molly S 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 #201 of 851 restaurants in Marrakech
    • The beef tagine was out-of-this-world 08/28/2018
    • Relax bar to get refreshment 08/28/2018
    • Kosy Bar
    Address:
    47, Place des Ferblantiers
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-80324
    Price range:
    $37 - $146
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
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    Jemaa el-Fnaa
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Molly S 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 #4 of 186 things to do in Marrakech
    • Crazy and Dangerous if your not careful 09/19/2018
    • great and typical 09/19/2018
    • Jemaa el-Fnaa
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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