Palaces and museums: your cultural rendez-vous
Marrakech's museums and palaces abound in the narrow streets of the city, a meeting place between history and time. The collections and exhibitions are true testimonies of the past and modern art
. Among the most typical, focused on art and regional craftsmanship, the Museum Dar Si Said
displays a sumptuous and magical decor in which it is possible to admire Berber know-how through a collection of works of art from Southern Morocco
. Near the Jardin Majorelle, another small cultural and architectural jewel rises in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. A real celebration of the great Western couturier, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum
is a place where the creations of the designer's collections are displayed, making Marrakech the source of his exotic inspirations. With a range of varied themes (Africa imaginary trips, masculine-feminine, extraordinary gardens...), the works are notably highlighted by a splendid scenography by Christophe Martin.
Traditional objects from Morocco in the Dar M' Nebhi Palace is where the Marrakech Museum
awaits you. With a visit to its traditional hammam
or its large courtyard with fountains, arches and walls covered with zelliges, this centre offers a vision of cultural heritage and contemporary art. Among the magnificent mosaics typical of the region, the Tiskiwin House
offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in Spanish-Arabic architecture. It brings together Berber wonders of all kinds: musical instruments, jewellery, furniture, costumes, carpets. This little journey through time takes you to the heart of Moroccan art.
Unavoidable historical monuments
Among the many monuments that represent the culture of the region, Médersa Ben Youssef
is one of the most popular sites in the Medina
. This ancient Koranic school houses a magnificent marble basin, enchanting calligraphy or even splendid mosaics in the Arabo-Andalusian style. In the background, listening to the melodious singing of the muezzin, the mosque of Koutoubia and its minaret
will surely inspire you. Inside, there is one of the largest prayer rooms in the country in a sober decoration with magnificent ornamentation. In your cultural discoveries, the Tombs of the Saadians
are true vestiges of the Saadian dynasty during the golden age of the country. With their room of 12 columns with cedar ceilings and marble burials or with their minimalist garden, they are an unmistakable passage to Marrakech.