13 Must-Sees in Marrakech, Morocco

This week we talked to our friends at JG Blackbook for their recommendations of places to check out on your next trip to Marrakech.  Here are some of their suggestions. 

1st Place You Take New Visitors:  

Jemaa el fna is an immense esplanade classified as UNESCO project for the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  Here, you'll be awed by a colorful world of ancient traditions.  In the large open-air theatre, fortunetellers, snake charmers and monkey handlers perform until late in the evening.  As the sun sets, flickering lamps are lit and the enticing smell from local food vendors permeates the air.

Must See:  

Medersa ben youssef is a university from the merinid era and one of the most remarkable monuments in Marrakech.  Its campus was built in the 14th century with 130 dormitory rooms.  It was one of the largest universities of koranic theology and boasts remarkable ancient architecture.

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 Skip It:  Saadiens Tombs.

The Best Stuff You Don't Know About:  Ourika Valley.

Best Family Spot:  Majorelle Gardens by Yves Saint Laurent.

Most Romantic:  You can experience the best sunset ever at Menara.

Best Place To Visit By Yourself:  Jad Mahal is a fun night out.  Grab dinner before you head to Jad Mahal for belly dancing performances and great live music. 

Best Meal In Town:  Le Tanjia has amazing food.

Best Drinks in Town:  Drink at Lotus Club!

Best Nightlife:   Theatro Club, hands down.

Signature Dish:  Mrouzia, a traditional lamb tagine with apricots and almonds at the Fouquet's.

Shopping:  Marrakech Plaza.

Best People-Watching:  Jemaa el fna Square.

Best View of the Surrounding Areas:  Café de France in Jemaa el fna Square.

Photo Credits: 

Hotel & Ryads Naoura Barriere- top and bottom and market by ICSPAC

I know we are set to go!!

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