Marrakesh, Morocco Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Ben Youssef MedersaBen Youssef Medersa
Marrakesh, Morocco
14th cent.; 1560s

Probably the most beautiful building in Marrakesh, the Ben Youssef Medersa is a medieval Islamic school featuring intricate woodwork, stucco, and student dormitories with balconies.

Koutoubia MosqueKoutoubia Mosque
Marrakesh, Morocco

The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia is famed for its monumental 12th-century minaret, which became the model for later Moroccan architecture.

Bahia PalaceBahia Palace
Marrakesh, Morocco

The Bahia Palace in Marrakesh is an opulent palace constructed 1894-1900 for Ahmed Ibn Moussa, son of the grand vizier. The complex includes a private mosque and beautiful gardens.

Almoravid KoubbaAlmoravid Koubba
Marrakesh, Morocco

The oldest monument in Marrakesh (c. 1100) and the only Almoravid building remaining in Morocco, this attractive domed structure was highly influential on Moroccan architecture.

Saadian TombsSaadian Tombs
Marrakesh, Morocco

This site next to the old kasbah in Marrakesh was used for burials throughout the Saadian period (beginning 1557), then sealed up for centuries. It contains two mausoleums and nearly 200 tiled tombs of royals.

Tomb of Sidi Abd al Aziz
Marrakesh, Morocco

This small mausoleum is one of the tombs of the Seven Men of Marrakesh, established as a pilgrimage circuit in the 17th century. Sidi Abd El Aziz was a theologian in Fes and died in 1508.

Djemaa el Fna
Marrakesh, Morocco

The famous main square of Marrakesh, known for its snake charmers and lively night market.