MARRAKECH TRAVEL GUIDE | SIGHTSEEING, RESTAURANTS & MORE

MARRAKECH TRAVEL GUIDE | SIGHTSEEING, RESTAURANTS & MORE

MARRAKECH TRAVEL GUIDE

So finally here it is: my full guide about our trip to Marrakech! You might remember my reviews about our two lovely riads:  Le Médina Privilège  and Safran et Canelle Riad . So if you’re in search a good place to stay, there you go. Also, if you’re worried about what to take with you and how to dress, I’ve provided you with a dress code for Marrakech here. But I need to say that in general, all our worries were redundant as the city itself is not at all unsafe or dangerous. Of course you might not take the most quiet street in the middle of the night – but I also wouldn’t do that here in Berlin as well. 😉 So grab you bags and let’s go – here is what you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Marrakech!

SIGHTSEEING IN MARRAKECH

We stayed in total four nights so almost five days in Marrakech and I would say that this is the optimum length. We had more than enough time to get a good impression of the city, have good food but also took a little trip into the countryside around the Moroccan capital. Of course we could not see everything and I definitely like to go to the desert next time. But I guess it was a good start to exploring the north African country.  

Tombeaux Saadiens

These tombs are next to Marrakech’s biggest mosque and therefore really central to reach. (By the way, the mosque is only open to Muslims, not for tourists in case you’re wondering.) The Tombeaux Saadiens offer amazing mosaics and a lovely courtyard which feels a bit like a small oasis in the buzzing streets of Marrakech.  But in general, the place is not too big so you won’t take more than 30-45 minutes to take a stroll here.

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Jardin Majorelle & Saint Laurent Museum

A bit outside of Marrakech but definitely worth the travel: the Jardin Majorelle! The most convenient way to get there is probably by taxi  (should be around ~100 Dirham from city center) and you’ll be there in about 10-15 minutes. The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sights in Marrakech, so you should get here earliest as possible. This way, you can enjoy the garden and the amazing cobalt blue buildings a bit for yourself. The garden has been founded by Jacques Majorelle and in 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé took it over. After his death, the ashes of  Saint Laurents have been dispersed here too. Next to the garden, you can visit the old berber museum (which was closed during our stay). Plus, the Yves Saint Laurent museum is also nearby and is definitely worth its entrance fee.  Pret á Porter and Haute Couture creations can be visited here next to lots of accessories, jewelry and an interesting movie about the French couture designer.

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Bahia Palace

Another famous sight in Marrakech that you shouldn’t miss is the Bahia Palace. It is located in the city center and therefore you might need to wait a bit before getting in. But the amazing mosaics, the patio and the garden with its fountains offers so many photo possibilities, that its’ well worth it.  By the way, most of the sights are offering different entrance fees for locals and tourists (10 vs 70 Dirham), which is totally understandable I guess (so I don’t understand all the bad reviews on TripAdvisor &Co).

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Le Jardin Secret

After all the walking and lots of people around you, you might be happy to take a little break and relax. The Jardin Secret is one of the best places for this. When you enter the hidden doors of this garden, you’ll immediately feel relieved and calm. The garden offers many nice views and a cute pavilion and café as well. So sit down, breathe in and out and enjoy a cold drink here.

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Maison de la Fotografie

Last but not least, this is another quiet and enjoyable sight in Marrakech. The museum shows photographs of “the old Marrakech” , which are really impressive and give a good overview about the history of the region. After strolling through the different rooms, you might enjoy a light lunch or some drinks on their rooftop. The view is amazing and it’s the perfect place to make plans for the rest of your day.

IN AND AROUND MARRAKECH

Atlas mountains

In the streets of the old town, you’ll find lots of offerings for tours in and around Marrakech. We spontaneously decided to do a tour of the Atlas mountains to see more of the landscape and Berber culture.  Of course you can also find online for specific tours – there are several including desert tours and quads and so on. So we were picked up by a minivan and drove south to the Ourika valley. Our tour also included a hike to the waterfalls which was prtty spectacular as it started raining and got quite slippery. But nevertheless it was such a great experience to get out of the city and see some nature of Morocco. Next time I’d definitely want to try a desert tour and meet some camels. 😉

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Spa & Hammam

Not really a sight nor a tour but definitely something that you should try in Marrakech: traditional Hammam!  This includes the traditional black soap scrub and relaxing on a hot stone and – if you like – a massage too. You will feel re-born after this experience!  There are several hotels and spa’s offering this Hammam, I can recommend  La Sultana, where you can read more about here.

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RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS IN MARRAKECH

Black Chich

We ran into this spot more by accident but so good that we did!! The Black Chich is a restaurant and café across three floors including a spacious rooftop. The setting is so stylish and cool and the staff were so polite – we really loved it here! They offer traditional Moroccan dishes with a Senegalese touch. We tried some of their sandwiches and also ordered the (amazing!) fries and a traditional dish named  “Rfissa”, which contains tender chicken, lentils and Moroccan crepes in a Tajine. So this is definitely one of my secret best places to go!

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Nomad

Not so secret, as it can probably found in almost every guide. 😉 The Nomad is pretty popular which is probably due to their stylish interior and rooftop. The view is pretty good too so that you’ll definitely like to chill here for a while. My Mezze plate though wasn’t that surprising, actually a bit disappointing comparing their prices to other places. But my mum took the lamb burger which was fabulous and our spiced coffees were pretty great too. So I guess I just made the wrong decision for my meal. 😉

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Bakchic Café

Only five minutes from the Djeema square lies this little secret spot. It offers all kinds of Tajines and traditional meals for a spectacular low price. Also, don’t forget to order the  amazing mint tea, which is a must in almost any place anyways. 😉 Their interior is pretty colorful too and shows some influences from other African countries. Definitely a place to fill up on calories and relax.

So I hope you liked this Marrakech Travel Guide and it would help you for your travel? If you have any questions or some other recommendations – feel free to comment! ♥

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47 Comments

  1. Friday November 16th, 2018 / 11:52 AM

    Schöne Tipps für eine wundervolle Stadt. Mehr 1001 Nacht als in Marrakesh und im Speziellen als auf dem Jeema el-Fna geht meiner Meinung nach nicht. Zumindest kenne ich nichts dergleichen. Das Black Chich schaut sehr einladend aus. Kriegt man gleich direkt wieder Lust auf Marokko!!

  2. Sunday November 11th, 2018 / 08:28 AM

    Such a lovely place. This Moroccan city is undoubtedly a place where a deity truly exists. Loved your pictures…

  3. Saturday November 10th, 2018 / 10:44 AM

    It is such a nice post. And it i so helpful too.

  4. Saturday November 10th, 2018 / 03:04 AM

    So beautiful indeed. I have Marrakesch in my bucket list for years now. Your photos are amazing dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  5. Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 04:07 PM

    This is definitely on my travel wish list. But for now I will be living it through your amazing pics. I am always in awe at the amazing mosaics. Your vacay style is always perfection. Thank you for sharing and have an awesome day.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

  6. Wednesday November 7th, 2018 / 04:14 AM

    What a wonderful place, I hope to visit it one day! Thank you for the pictures 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

  7. Tuesday November 6th, 2018 / 07:34 PM

    Ich finde, alle deine Bilder machen unheimlich Fernweh und Lust auf Marrakesch – aber der Jardin Secret hat mein Herz gerade echt erobert.
    Wie wunder, wunderschön sieht es dort denn bitte aus? <3
    Grüße
    Nessa
    https://ichdupasst.blog

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:59 AM

      Ohja der ist wirklich traumhaft schön!! 🙂
      Danke dir Nessa

  8. Tuesday November 6th, 2018 / 07:01 PM

    Ich liebe Marrakesch, dort fließt die gesamte Kultur Marokkos zusammen, so toll. Ich würde am liebsten nochmal
    dorthin reisen… Deine Bilder sind auch total schön, bin total neidisch.
    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa von https://www.allaboutluisa.com/

  9. Tuesday November 6th, 2018 / 04:30 PM

    was für ein super schöner travel-Guide liebe Tina! marrakesch gehört definitiv auch zu den Reisezielen, die ich mir noch erfüllen möchte! ich finde es super spannend, dann bei Land und Leuten abzutauchen und möglichst authentisch Kultur zu erleben 🙂

    liebste Grüße auch,
    ❤ Tina von liebewasist.com
    Liebe was ist auf Instagram

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:48 AM

      Ganz leiben Dank dir!!! 😉
      Und hoffentlich bald viel spaß dort!

  10. Tuesday November 6th, 2018 / 10:42 AM

    Vielen Dank für diesen wundervollen Blogpost und die tollen Eindrücke aus Marrakesch! Einfach zauberhaft, all diese Locations und Fotos! Und diese Saint Laurent Museum steht definitiv auch auf meiner Sightseeing Liste für die Stadt! Auch deine Outfits sind mal wieder genial 🙂

    Liebst, Sarah-Allegra
    https://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:40 AM

      Danke meine Liebe 🙂

      Und ich hoffe du hast auch bald die Chance alles mit eigenen Augen zu erkunden ♥

  11. Tuesday November 6th, 2018 / 03:19 AM

    What an amazing experience.
    You look stunning in every picture and in every outfit.
    That city is amazing.
    Wonderful post!

  12. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 11:24 PM

    These photos are amazing! The pops of color, the neutrals, they are all so perfect! YOU also look amazing, hun!
    XOXO,
    Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  13. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 10:55 PM

    Aaaw einer der besten Marrakech Guides überhaupt! Ich freue mich, dass du so eine schöne Zeit hattest meine Liebe <3 ich würde gerne auf den Beitrag zurückkommen, wenn ich hoffentlich BALD einmal in Marrakech bin 🙂

    xx, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:31 AM

      Ohja unbedingt hin da!!! 😉
      Danke dir Carmen ♥

  14. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 09:58 PM

    Looks like such a lovely trip!! Lovely that you went to YSL garden too, would love to visit one day. Your outfits looks so stylish too, Love your brown monochromatic look, so good babe. Have a lovely week! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:31 AM

      Thanks a lot dear!
      And yes – the YSL museum is so stunning ♥

  15. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 09:19 PM

    Marrakesch ist schon seit längerem auf meiner Wunschliste und wenn ich deine tollen Bilder anschaue – ich muss da einfach unbedingt hin! Alleine nur schon die Farben der Kacheln, einfach einzigartig. Liebste Grüsse

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:28 AM

      Ohja wirklich eine Stadt wie keine andere 😉

      Danke SImone

  16. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 12:55 PM

    OMG was für wunderschöne Bilder. 🙂
    Ich wollte heuer eigentlich ja auch noch nach Marrakesch reisen, aber leider ist etwas dazwischen gekommen.
    Hoffentlich schaffe ich es nächstes Jahr, denn jetzt habe ich wieder richtig Lust darauf bekommen. 🙂

    Liebste Grüße
    Tamara von FASHIONLADYLOVES

    • Thursday November 8th, 2018 / 10:27 AM

      Ohja solltest du unbedingt!
      Danke Tamara 😉

  17. Monday November 5th, 2018 / 10:47 AM

    These are truly cool pictures. The many stunning sights, the rich culture, and the creative and useful crafts are just awesome…

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