Marrakech - Menara
Menara is a monument heritage of the city, but above all a symbol representing the magnitude experienced by Marrakech. Built following the order of the Almohad caliph in 1147, it was at the base a pool of 200 by 150 meters, used to store water during droughts. In 1869, the pavilion was built and gardens planted with olive trees. Today, this monument is the source of many rumors and legends.
The cultural space
Marrakech - Jamaa El Fna
Jemaa el Fna is a must in Marrakech with every stay. This huge site includes many shops and full of surprises. There are acrobats, musicians, dancers, snakes and monkeys but also countless small shops as carriages to orange juice, which serve a delicious juice to 4 Dhs. At night, the place changes face and puts her evening dress. Dozens of street restaurants unfurl from 17 hours to regale the crowd of all the local specialties.
All around the square are the police station, a shaded park, parking carriages for sightseeing, and alleys of the souks that plunge into the depths of the medina.
place Djema El Fna, 658 Marrakech
Accessible year round, any time
Price : free
The Heart of Marrakech
Marrakech - Jardin Majorelle
Located in the heart of Marrakech, the Majorelle Garden is one of the foremost authorities on Marrakesh green space. It was founded by Jacques Majorelle, a painter living in Morocco since 1919, opened to the public in 1947 and acquired in 1966 by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent. The garden presents today, according to the tradition Majorelle, plants from five continents. Bamboos, palms, cactus, flower pots and aquatic plants are married with great finesse and can not fail to impress visitors.
A timeless space, thanks to the soothing plants, the Franco-Moroccan architecture, reflecting the historic marriage of the two cultures and to this mixture of blue and purple, the Majorelle color. This blue is everywhere in the gardens, and wins with elegance in the building of the Berber art museum, where we discover some 600 objects that tell the daily Amazigh peoples, regions of the FIR to the Sahara . Water is also queen in the garden, as ponds and fountains are eccentric executives presentation of aquatic plants. Water lilies are witnesses.
Marrakech - La Koutoubia
Koutoubia Mosque, whose construction started in 1120 under the Berber Almoravid dynasty, was renovated between 1995 and 1998. It is named after the souk books, present at the time on the site. It is considered one of the most beautiful monuments of the city.
Like all mosques, it is reserved for musulmans.Sont minaret, 77 meters high, was completed in 1196. Rich decorations ornaments, tracery and green and white ceramics, differ on all four sides. It is topped with a lantern and three balls of copper, of which the first, the biggest, is 6 meters in diameter. An infallible landmark in Marrakech.