Visit the city of Marrakech (excluding museums and paying gardens)
Marrakech is a central city for your destinations in Morocco. It is a base for visiting the cities of the Great South and the Atlantic coast, but it is most often THE favourite destination of lovers of Morocco. Marrakech is a city that offers many distractions, day and night.
Today we will discuss the places that bring together the cultural heritage of Marrakech and Morocco. Different visits selected as the most interesting for lovers, alone, in a group or family.
In bulk, everything you need to see to have the feeling of having toured the city as cultural heritage. Do what you think is interesting! Be especially capricious and only visit what seems essential to you. The most fun? Walk, stop, haggle and talk with Moroccans!
Dar el Bacha (the former palace of the pasha of Marrakech, you can not visit the interior and gardens - intended to receive diplomatic characters on official visit to Marrakech), Jamaa el Fna Square (the heart of oral tradition in Marrakech - a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the souks (various and diverse, a collection of colours, flavours, smells and sounds... you have to know how to get lost to feel its excitement), the Koutoubia Mosque, the Koutoubia gardens, the city (chic nightlife and luxury hotels in the city centre), Avenue Mohamed VI (the emblematic avenue where Moroccans love to walk and picnic in summer, more than 14km long), The Palais des Congrès (which receives the International Film Festival in Morocco in December), ONCF Station (Andalusian-inspired, modern openwork building), The Royal Theatre (Egyptian inspired), Avenue Hassan II (regroups many restaurants, avenue that links Mohammed VI to Mohammed V), Guéliz (the original French quarter, Guéliz means Church), Avenue Mohammed V (the street of the French business centre, the keystone of Guéliz).
Do not miss in the Medina
It is so complicated and so simple to visit the Medina. Just walk around, stop to drink tea and get lost forever! To lose one's bearings is to find new ones...
The souks (from Ali ben Youssef to Jemaa elFna square)
Kasbah district, Royal district
Mellah District, Jewish Quarter
Tanners' Quarter (Bab Debbagh)
To know more about the history of Marrakech, you can read this wikipedia page (a bit arid, but rather complete - for the most meticulous): here