Cultural & Historical Tour of Marrakech
Our cultural and historical tour of Marrakech explores all of the main sights that the city has the offer, and is perfect should you want to see a little more than just a walking tour of the souqs in the Medina.
You begin at the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, located on the edge of the Jemaa el-Fna square. Its 70m high minaret towers over Marrakech, and from which, the call to prayer echoes over the city five times a day. Continue to the Bab Agnaou (Gate of the Slaves) as the entrance to the Kasbah quarter. Here you find the Saadian Tombs, a 16th-century necropolis whose mausoleums are wonderful examples of Islamic tile work and design.
You walk through the Kasbah souq – selling fresh meat, fish and vegetables before passing the remaining walls of the El Badi Palace. You then arrive at the Mellah, the Jewish quarter. The backstreets and alleyways have a story to tell, and if open, a visit to Lezama Synagogue is worthwhile. Continue on foot to the Bahia Palace. This stunning feat of architecture and craftsmanship took 14 years to construct in the 19th century. Worth seeing is the ornate harem and grand courtyard.
You can then walk up to the Jemaa el-Fna square for a bite to eat. After lunch, you can continue into the souqs for the afternoon. Our cultural and historical tour of Marrakech can be adapted to suit any particular interests.