Marrakech Must-See Sights

Discover what to see as you wander through the souk, visit the impressive Jamaa el Fna Square and the Badi Palace, and many other great places during your stay in Marrakech. 

Marrakech is not a city that necessarily stands out for its monuments or amazing museums, it's more like a journey to a different world where magic is in the daily life of its inhabitants. That said, there are certain must-see sights in Marrakech that you simply can't miss.

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Most important monuments in Marrakech

These are some of the most popular sights in Marrakech. They are ordered according to our tastes: 

Jemaa el-Fnaa

The Jemaa el-Fnaa is Marrakech’s main square and the most important part of the Medina. It has become the symbol of the city and is always full of life.

Explore the Souks of Marrakech

The souks of Marrakech’s medina are a maze of market stalls where the vibrant colours blend with the smell of spices and shouts of merchants.

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakech’s most important mosque and was one of the largest house of worships for followers of Islam when completed in 1158.

Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Marrakech. It was built in the late nineteenth century and is a must-see attraction.

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was the largest and most important Islamic school in Morocco. It has over 130 rooms and housed over 900 students.

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs are one of the most popular tourist sites in Marrakech. They were open to the public in 1917 when they were discovered.

El Badi Palace

El Badi Palace was built at the end of the sixteenth century to commemorate the victory of the Battle of the Three Kings against the Portuguese.


Marrakech Museum

Housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace from the nineteenth century, the Marrakech Museum features various collections of weapons, pottery and other objects.

Dar Si Said

The Dar Si Said Museum is officially called the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which features antiques, arms and some of the oldest objects in Marrakech.

Parks and gardens

Menara Gardens

The Menara Gardens are Marrakech’s most popular landscaped garden located to the west of the medina. They are definitely worth discovering!

Majorelle Garden

The Jardin Majorelle was designed in 1924 by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter that settled in Marrakech in 1919.

Marrakech’s Palm Grove

The palm grove of Marrakech has over 100.000 palm trees and is the ideal place to relax and get away from the chaotic medina.

Other attractions

And now?

Once you've visited the most interesting parts of Marrakech, we highly recommend booking an excursion outside Marrakech's Medina. There are plenty of things to see and you can spend a full day visiting or you can reserve a multi-day tour.