Best things to do and see in Marrakesh
To the north of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in Morocco, lies the beautiful city of Marrakesh. It is the country’s fourth-largest and is 327 km southwest of the capital of Rabbat. Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakesh was built as a fortified settlement and it’s Old Town was declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its cultural significance. But that’s not all this city has to offer, check out all the different landmarks and monuments when you visit.
If you decide to do a pay-what-you-please walking tour in Marrakesh, try doing one accompanied by a local guide who will show you the hidden charms of this city along with all its traditional landmarks. Try this new experience and get oriented with the city from the start with GuruWalk. Some of the essential places you should visit are the Jemaa El-Fnaa Square-one of the largest and most emblematic squares in Africa for its size and the busy street market, the Marrakesh Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, the Agdal Gardens, the Koutoubia Gardens which are directly behind the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque. You can also walk the city walls around the medina and see its 20 gates and 200 towers or check out the Tomb of the Seven Saints, the Royal Theater of Marrakesh or take a stroll to the old Jewish quarter, (Mellah) while you visit this amazing African city.
The free walking tours in Marrakesh, all have reviews and evaluations from other tourists who have already done the tour and have shared their opinion on both the route and the guide. This way you can find the perfect tour for what interests you, and you’ll see that they are available to do in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Other interesting cities where you can find more free walking tours available are Tangier, Fes, and Casablanca.