The capital of the Almoravid dynasty. A city to visit time and time again, and to fall in love with.

Ben Yousef Medressa

One of the most importantat and beautiful Islamic historical monuments in Marrakech. It was the biggest Islamic colleage of Morocco, founded by the amoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf.

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Ben Yousef Mosque

An important landmark for Marrakech, as much of the city developed around this 12th century Mosque. The Ben Youssef Madrassa is also attached to this mosque.

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Jema El Fna

The great market place in Marrakech. Jama el Fna means "Assembly of the dead", but could also mean "place of the vanished mosque", in reference to a destroyed Almoravid mosque.

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Bahia Palace

This is a 19th century palace and a set of gardens. It captures the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style art and architecture. Bahia means 'brilliance' The large gardens spans over approx 8,000 m².

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Marrakech' Eiffel Tower was build at the time of the second Almohad ruler, Abd El-Mumin. The minaret of the biggest Mosque of Marrakech was used as a model for the Giralda in Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat.

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Saadiens Tombs

The Saadī family claimed descent from Muhammad (pbuh) through the line of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) and Fatima Zahra (ra). 60 members of the Saadi Dynasti is burried here. They ruled Morocco between 1554 and 1659.

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Badia Palace

It consisted of 360 rooms and a courtyard with a large pool. The palace's heavy decorations of Italian marbles and Sudanese gold were taken to Meknes, after the destruction of the palace in the 17th Century.

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Jardiens Majorelle

A tropical botanic garden containing various plants and birds from the tropical areas of the world. Currently owned by Yves St Laurent, and he also has a house in the near vicinity.

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