Full Day Marrakech City Tour – SIC Basis
Visit Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. During your exploration of the "Pearl of the South", see historical monuments such as Koutoubia, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Our tour also includes the narrow streets of the old Medina and Djemaa El Fna Square
Duration of tour: 09 hours
One of the most impressive sights in Marrakech, the Koutoubia is one of the largest, most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Its 225 foot tall minaret is a Hispano-Moresque masterpiece very similar to the Giralda of Seville. See one of Marrakech most beautiful buildings from the 14th century, Ben Youssef Medersa.
It is the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Dar Si Said Museum is a 19th century, Alaouite-style palace which is now home to the Marrakech Museum of Moroccan Arts. El Bahia Palace was built in the late 19th century in a two acre garden. It is a haphazard arrangement of secret luxury apartments opening to inner courtyards.
The Saadian Tombs with their delicate decorations and pure architectural lines are considered by many to be a beautiful feat of architecture. They were first built to house the tombs of the Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour. At the base of the Atlas Mountains lie the Menara Gardens. Covering an area of 250 acres, they are full of olive trees surrounding a large central lake that dates back from the 12th century You will then enter an intricate maze of the narrow streets in the world of the souks. Next we will visit Djemaa El Fna.
This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High atlas and the South has become the heart of Marrakech.