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MARRAKECH Free Walking Tour: The Heart of the Old City Medina, its History and Plenty of Local Tips

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: FreeRed
Quality Verified Registered on November 28, 2018

Salam! Are you curious about the history and culture of Morocco? Are you eager to explore the past and present of Marrakesh? Do you want to uncover the hidden gems of "Medina" the Old Town? If so, Then our free walking tour is perfect for you! We are a team of creative and young guides from Marrakesh that will show you this wonderful city in a professional and funny way.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome first to Marrakech, we are looking forward to showing around our beautiful exotic city. In this walking free tour we will cover the hidden gems and some of the highlights of the red city. Please note that the main goal of this tour is to cover the cultural and historical aspects of the city. An overview of the city's most popular historical landmarks will be provided to anyone planning to visit them later. 

Tour Highlights: First you will visit the amazing Koutoubia Mosque with its beautiful minaret and gardens. Then we arrive at the "Plaza Dejamaa El Fna", the famous big square, to explore its surroundings and get a general idea of its history, as well as take a look at the traditional markets the "Souks", smell the various spices and walk around "Rahba Kdima" square known for women selling baskets made of straw on the ground. Together we will navigate through the colorful labyrinths of the souk, helping you discover artisan places where you can see for yourself how local products are made and how different types of crafts are made. We will finish our tour and walk through the medina "the old city" to see the daily life of the local people and the impressive narrow streets in the heart of the medina.

What are you going to visit and see during the tour?

• Koutoubia Mosque 
• Jamaa El Fna Square 
• Madrasa Ben Youssef ( Quranic school )
• Mouassine 
• Dar El Bacha Street
• Foundouks (Caravansérail )
• Blacksmith Markets
• Mechoui alley 
• Derb Dabachi
• The Olive market 
• Rahba Kdima (the grains market)
• Ksour (Palaces)
• Hay Zfriti (the dry fruit markets)

  Note: When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair. Some will pay 10$ others 50$. Considering that these tours are our guide's full time job to make a living and it will be a small group for your comfort, we recommend rewarding the guide minimum 10€ /10$ / 100 Moroccan Dirhams per person for her/his job.

The meeting point is in front of the intangible heritage museum. The maximum waiting time is 10 minutes. 

We can't wait to see you in Marrakech & show you around!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    J2F6+X7P, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
    J2F6+X7P, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
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    Meet in front of The Jamaa El Fna intangible heritage museum (Musée du Patrimoine Immatériel Jaama El Fna)

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    Outside visit
    Koutoubia Mosque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Jamaâ El-Fna
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    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Dar El Bacha
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ibn Youssef School
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rahba Lakdima
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Derb Dabachi
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Souk Haddadine – Lampshades
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Mechoui، Derb Semmarine

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jon Arrizibita 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Un tour muy entretenido y muy interesante, nos hemos quedado con ganas de más! Muchas gracias!
Taira 22 Aug 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Very nice tour of the center of the Medina! Cool guide!
Paula 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Fue todo genial, nos llevo por sitios pocos turísticos y no contó cosas súper interesantes de sus costumbre. Al llevarnos por sitios con menos turistas se pudo disfrutar mucho más, nos enseñó el mercado de las aceitunas de las especias y otro más que no recuerdo precioso. Lo recomiendo totalmente para hacerlo ent u primer día para poder conocer la ciudad y asentarte, sobretodo por los tan buenos consejos y recomendaciones que nos hizo. Muchas gracias por tu tiempo y tus consejos 🫶🏼
Ana Bueno 20 Aug 2023
Cizur Menor

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Nos ha encantado el tour. El guía estaba súper preparado y lo ha explicado fenomenal, siendo muy ameno. Además nos ha dado buenas recomendaciones. La única cuestión a mejorar sería que el tour no ha tenido la duración que figuraba en la descripción.
Cristian 20 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
An very interesting tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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