Top rated Tourist Attractions To Visit In Marrakech

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Morocco being a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. 

Here are top-rated tourist attractions you must see when you visit morocco. 

MARVEL AT BEN YOUSSEF MADRASA

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The fantastically preserved 14th-century former Islamic school is a fascinating representation of Moroccan design and architecture.

Wander around the courtyard, inspect the ornate tiles and, if you’re here early enough, bask in the tranquil silence.

Make sure you take a trip upstairs to pop your head into the tiny rooms, once home to around 900 students, and then stick your head out of the wooden windows to gain an utterly new perspective on the skill involved in creating this place.

MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

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Housed within this small building is the sort of street photography and portraiture that take our breath away, including some beautiful shots from over 150 years ago.

If you have even a passing interest in art or photography or want a snapshot into Morocco’s traditions and people, this is somewhere you absolutely can’t miss (it may even turn out to be one of your favourite things to do in Marrakech). 

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BARTER FOR A BARGAIN IN THE SOUKS

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Wrinkled berber men proffer thick hand-made carpets, young shop keepers offer iconic Moroccan lamps, countless stalls flog everything from wonderfully crafted ceramics to traditional leather shoes, handbags, and jackets.

If you enjoy bargaining before buying then you’ll definitely want to try out your luck in this market. 

You’ll almost certainly overpay at least a couple of times, but, in some ways, that’s half the fun (unless you get properly ripped off of course).

TAKE A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE AT SUNRISE

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As the sun awakes from its slumber, rising up behind vast mountains and casting a golden glow over the Moroccan countryside, it’s difficult to believe that here, you are less than an hour from the bustling streets of Marrakech.

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VISIT THE BLUE HOUSE 

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The blue house was created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle. 

The special shade of bold cobalt blue, inspired by the coloured tiles he had seen around Marrakech and in Berber burn-houses, was used extensively in the garden and its buildings and is named after him, bleu Majorelle—Majorelle Blue. Prior to his death, Majorelle patented the colour which carries his name.

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