Discover the Beauty Marrakech Has to Offer

Discover the Beauty Marrakech Has to Offer

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As you will find with many of the cities in North Africa, Marrakech is steeped in history and it is no surprise given that it is one half an ancient fortified city and one half modern city. With two kinds of cities in such close proximity, tourists who travel to the Moroccan city of Marrakech will find it easy to explore as they can travel into the old part of town for sightseeing, and return to the comforts of the modern city to recharge. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful sights that Marrakech has to offer those who travel here.

El Bahia Palace

The El Bahia Palace was constructed between 1894 and 1900 and its name translates to “palace of the beautiful”. The palace grounds include some wonderful things to explore such as an eight hectare garden, plenty of beautiful water features and smooth arches. Be sure to hire a guide so that you do not get lost in this massive landmark.

 

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa and Mosque

Formerly an Islamic College, the Ali Ben Youssef Merdersa is a beautiful sight to behold. The courtyard has carved cedar wood and colourful tiles that decorate it while the interior of the prayer hall is covered in pine cones and palm motifs making it a truly strikingly beautiful sight. The Mosque is also worth a look although you will only be allowed to look at the outside as entrance is permitted to Muslims only.

Majorelle Garden

The entrance fee to these gardens is slightly higher than you would pay for other attractions in the city but it is certainly worth it. The garden is home to such a wide variety of plants, some of which you will never have seen or heard of before, that you will be truly impressed. Visitors to the gardens will probably never see so many different species of cactus plants in the same place again in their lives.

If you do visit the gardens make sure that you come early during any Marrakech holidays, as it can become very crowded and you might end up spending longer than you planned inside.

Museum of Islamic Art

This museum is actually based in the same place as the Majorelle Gardens previously discussed and it is found in a wonderful blue and yellow house with ornate windows. Inside, the exhibits on show date back from hundreds of years ago and include beautifully woven carpets, stunning jewellery, paintings and pottery making both of these sights worth spending your day visiting. If you are thinking of booking flights to Marrakech, head over to http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/Marrakech to check out the best deals you can find online.

Atlas Mountains

These mountains can be seen hovering above the city’s fortified walls but if you wish to get up close to then you will need to embark on an hour’s drive. The complete mountain range spans roughly 1,500 miles across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and only the High Atlas sub range is visible, often coated in snow during the winter months, from Marrakech.


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