For most tourists, a visit to Marrakech is incomplete without a visit to the medina of Marrakech. This medieval quarter of the city, is where most of the historic and cultural interests of Marrakech can be found. Compared to other medieval quarters in other cities, the medina of Marrakech is quite large and exploring the sights within the pink medieval walls can be a fascinating and pleasurable experience. Although its winding covered streets and narrow alleyways can be quite confusing for a first time visitor, its wonderful fusion of colors, scents and sounds are most definitely one of the highlights of a trip to Marrakech. Some notable sights in the medina are the Djemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia Mosque the riads and souks. Visitors will find a myriad of shopping opportunities within these souks. Getting lost amidst the bustling maze of souks and bargaining, are all part of the attraction. Shoppers will find a variety of souvenirs to take back home, like spices, carpets, perfumes, colorful ceramics and more.
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Djemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia Mosque, and souks
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities will be able to find it within the Marrakech medina as the historic landmark Koutoubia Mosque is located within the pink walls of this medieval quarter. Tourists could therefore use the facilities at this renowned mosque that is usually frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Muslim tourists looking for Halal cuisine while at the medina will be able to locate numerous food stall at the square as well as in the souk. Serving a variety of local dishes like the famous tagine as well delicious sandwiches, these outlets offer visitors a good selection of dishes to choose from.