is a square and market place in Marrakech’s medina quarter. It remains the main square of Marrakech, used by locals and tourists. This high traditional, popular and animated place attracts each year one million visitors and is registered since 2001 as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Real court of miracles, It is known as an important animated place.
It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City” which was bought by Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé.
Yves Saint Laurent says that he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration in the Jardin Majorelle, and that he dreamt many times about its unique colours.
Palais de la Bahia
The Bahia Palace is a palace of the nineteenth century from eight hectares. It is a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture, one of the major monuments of the cultural heritage of the country and one of the main tourist areas in Morocco.
Palais el Badi
The El Badi Palace is an architectural complex built in the late sixteenth century. Old palace, it was built by Sultan Ahmed al- Mansur Dhahbî to celebrate victory over the Portuguese army in 1578 in the Battle of the Three Kings.
Since 2011, the El Badi Palace is used as a stage for the Festival du Rire Marrakech organized by Jamel Debbouze.
Les tombeaux Saadiens
The Saadian tombs date from the time of the sultan Ahmad al- Mansur (1578-1603). These tombs were only discovered around 1917 and then restored by the department of Fine Arts. They constantly since then to impress visitors with the beauty of their decoration.
Musée de Marrakech
The Marrakech museum and the former Mnebhi Palace established on a plot of 2,108 m2 and has a large patio de709 m2, typical of Moorish art, transformed into a private museum and venue for cultural activities.
Koutoubia Mosque is a religious building built in XII century and represents the art of Almohad.
Built under the Almohad dynasty , Menara is a large garden planted with olive trees. At the heart of this garden, a large basin at the foot of a pavilion serves as a water reservoir for irrigation . It is a very peaceful place , away from the bustle of the city. This is an ideal place for walks.
The basin is supplied with water through an old hydraulic system of more than 700 years, which brings water from the mountains located about 30 km from Marrakech.
The Ben Youssef Madrasa is an old school which is an architectural jewel.
The current structure of this Koranic school was built around 1570 by the Saadian and restored in 1950.
La Mamounia is a palace considered by many as a “mythical” place in the city.
The Marrakech medina is the hub and the historical heart of the city of Marrakech. Spanning a total area of 600 hectares, it is one of the largest medina in Morocco and most populated of North Africa.
Its refinement and urban specificity is a result of the virginity of the land on which it was built in the eleventh century. Built around a military camp, a market, a mellah, riads, souks, etc. The Medina knows a memorable spell and is listed as Unesco World Heritage since 1985.
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