This city is considered the heart of the Moroccan East. Everyone who has come to this country and wants to get acquainted with “the real Morocco” is eager to get into Marrakech. The city is located in the central part of the country, in the Atlas mountains. From Casablanca to Marrakesh can be reached in 3, 5 hours.On the old narrow streets of the city you can see a large number of cars and tourists, not only from other countries, but also from other areas of Morocco. Moroccans love this city and try to visit it whenever possible. Despite the modern way of life, Marrakech has not lost its charm and the nature of life inherent in the city for many centuries. Thanks to the flow of tourists and guests, the city is able to maintain in good condition the greatest cultural monuments of Magreb.
Most tourist routes run through a relatively small area of the city. Through the markets you can go to the main square of the city of Jem al Fna. On this square the fun never ceases and you can see various performances of local musicians and lyceum artists. Behind the Koutoubia Mosque, which is considered a symbol of the city, the amazing Menara Gardens begin, which the residents of the city consider the most romantic place in the city.
On the squares of the city you can see snake charmers, water-carriers in picturesque old costumes, acrobats, dancers. This whole set of entertainment is intended not only for tourists, but also for local residents, so everything here is truly authentic. Give your hand to the henna draftsman, and literally in ten minutes it will be covered with a unique and intricate pattern that never repeats. The quarter of markets leaves no one indifferent – be it European, Chinese or Arab. Well, you can not ignore the mosque of the Golden Apples, the Bahia Palace and the Mausoleum of Yusuf bin Tashfin.
Dar Si Said Museum. This museum is a magnificent palace, which represents the best traditions of Moroccan art. Copper products, weapons, Berber jewelry, various clothes are on the ground floor for viewing. Many products on display are still used by Moroccans in their daily lives. On the second floor there is a salon decorated with exquisite Spanish-Moorish decorative elements, here you can see unique cedar furniture. In other rooms you can see the collection of carpet products. Of particular interest are carpets woven by craftsmen from areas adjacent to the Sahara desert. In the courtyard of the museum you can see an interesting collection of door and window frames decorated with exquisite ornaments.
Dar Si Said Museum
Bert Flint Museum. In this small museum you can get acquainted with the art and folk traditions of the Sahara and the Susa Valley. In the museum’s expositions you can see jewelry, musical instruments, furniture, clothes and carpets. This entire collection has been compiled by Danish art historian Bert Flint.
The Majorelle Museum is a museum of Islamic art. The museum is located in the former judge of the French artist Jacques Majorelle, surrounded by a beautiful garden.