1 Jemaa el Fna

The world’s most amazing city square: an open-air circus of snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and storytellers.

2 Koutoubia Mosque

Simple but beautifully proportioned, its minaret is the most perfect in North Africa, and a classic piece of Almohad architecture.

3 Almoravid koubba

This tiny ablutions kiosk is the last remnant of the original city, and the only intact Almoravid building in Morocco.

4 Ben Youssef Medersa

Stucco, zellij tilework, and carved cedarwood mark this beautiful medersa.

5 El Badi Palace

The “Incomparable Palace”, now an incomparable ruin.

6 Bahia Palace

The ideal of Arabic domestic architecture expressed in a nineteenth-century politician’s mansion.

7 Majorelle Garden

A sublime garden, with cacti, lily ponds, and an Islamic Arts museum housed in a stunning pavilion.

8 Riads

One of the joys of Marrakesh is a stay in a well-chosen riad, a beautiful old house imprinted with the personality of its patron.

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