Today after breakfast, devote the entire day in discovering this magic city known as the “Pearl of the South”. Points of interest include:
The magnificent Menara gardens which cover an area of 250 acres and are planted with olive trees. The large central lake, dating from the 12th century, is fed by a network of irrigation channels. At the water’s edge, a small Saadian pavilion was used for the sultan’s romantic pleasures.
The Koutoubia Mosque is one of the best examples of Moorish art, combining apparent simplicity with superb craftsmanship and restrained luxury. Its minaret, 252 feet high is certainly one of the most impressive sights in Marrakech.
During the 16th century, several mausoleums were built to accommodate the tombs of thirteen Saadian rulers. The Saadian Tombs, with its delicate decoration and pure architectural lines, are an outstandingly beautiful feature of architecture.
The Bahia Palace, built among 2 acres of lush and exotic gardens, is a combination of ancient culture and luxury. The inner courtyards are surrounded by many luxurious rooms of the palace.
The famous souks, with an intricate maze of narrow streets, are a mirror of the Moroccan way of life bustling with merchants, tourists, animals, small shops, spices.
Jemaa El Fna Square is one of the main attractions of Marrakesh. This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants has become the heart of Marrakesh. In the morning, this vast square, bordered by shops and workshops, is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, basket sellers, ironmongers and barbers. In the afternoon and in the evening hours the musicians, story-tellers, snake charmers and entertainers with performing monkeys fill this square turning it into a live theater.
Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Marrakech.