In no other Moroccan city is the magic of the Orient so alive as here. The magic of the past is present in every corner and has inspired countless poets and artists. Magnificent palaces, lively markets, hidden gardens and luxurious riads, this city has to offer in a small space. Lose yourself in the winding alleys, relax in one of the numerous hamams and drink refreshing mint tea while the call of the muezzin echoes over the rooftops. This city is an experience for all senses.
An Arabic horticulture
The colourful bazaar system
The idyllic Koran school
Simply heavenly this blue! The magic of colours awaits you in this jewel of Arabic horticulture. Especially famous is the radiant cornflower blue, which often appears here on pavilions, fountains and vases - a fantastic photo motif from your Marrakech holidays. The painter Jacques Majorelle opened this oasis of peace to the public in 1947. For many years the garden was a victim of neglect until Yves Saint Laurent bought it and dedicated himself to its restoration. During your walk, enjoy the fascinating play of light and shadow in all its forms.
"The Gathering of the Dead" - You will hear many legends about the origin of the name of this central place, but the truth is in the dark. What is certain is that this place, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, has been a place of encounter and exchange for centuries. While in ancient times caravans used to stop here to sell their wares, now the sweet smell of fresh orange juice wafts through the air in the early morning, while in the evening people dine under the open sky and storytellers, snake charmers, fortune tellers and many more entertain visitors.
Marrakech is a paradise for those who love shopping and the best options are found in the extensive souks in the old town. The bazaar system should not be missing on any Marrakech holiday. Here you will find everything your heart desires. There are hundreds of specialized souks, be it for colorful leather slippers, wool, lamps, spices, wonderfully silky scarves or furniture - the list is endless. That is why it is sometimes pleasant to be accompanied by a local guide who knows the best traders. And no fear of haggling: It's best to think of it as a playful sport.
The Koranic school from the 14th century is a place of contemplation and contemplation and seems far away from the hustle and bustle of the medina. In the courtyard, it is easy for visitors to get lost in the sight of the perfect symmetry of the complex: Arabesques and ornaments for which Islamic art is known are found here in the highest perfection. Let your gaze wander over the filigree carving in the fragrant cedar wood. Koransures written in beautiful calligraphy run along the walls as writing ribbons.
This palace is a magnificent example of Moorish palace architecture. Sit for a while in one of the lush gardens in the courtyards, listen to the birds and enjoy the view of the artistic wall decorations made of coloured tiles. Perhaps one of the palace cats will also welcome you. The building is home to Morocco's most important museum, which exhibits mainly Berber handicrafts. A fascinating look into the culture of the nomadic people, which brings visitors closer to this different way of life. Less
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