5 Places You Have To Visit In Marrakech

Fountain at the Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

From the Jardin Majorelle to Koutoubia Mosque and the historic Medina, there’s plenty to see and do in Marrakech. 

I’ve just returned from an incredible 10 days in Morocco. I’m busy editing videos of my trip which I’ll be sharing with you very soon. While many visit Morocco for the beautiful beaches, especially when looking for some winter sun, but for an authentic taste of the country, the cities are where it’s at! The historic city of Marrakech was one of my favourite places on this trip. It’s a feast for the senses with plenty of jaw dropping architecture and cultural sights to explore. If it’s your first visit, it may seem overwhelming… so here are 5 beautiful places to add to your Marrakech bucket list.

Jardin Majorelle

As mentioned briefly in my first blog about Marrakech, this urban oasis is the perfect spot to escape the crowds of tourists and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. The twelve acre gardens were designed by French artist James Majorelle, and now boast more than 300 plant species from five continents. My favourite were the impressive cactii! You may have heard it referred to as the Yves Saint Laurent gardens as they were bought by the legendary designer.  Standing out in its Majorelle blue is the Berber Art Museum, which showcases an array of cultural artifacts, from carpets and clothing to musical instruments. There’s also a lovely starry ceiling which got me transfixed! Entry costs around 100 dhms, and it’s definitely worth spending an hour wandering the grounds.

Fountain at the Jardin Majorelle Marrakech
Fountain at the Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle Marrakech Berber Museum at the Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

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REVIEW: Es Saadi Gardens and Resort, Marrakech, Morocco

Time to check out Es Saadi Gardens and Resort in Marrakech.

After an adventurous week stargazing in the Sahara, riding camels and exploring kasbahs (check out the videos), I was ready for a few days of relaxation in Marrakech. I checked into a plush suite at Es Saadi Gardens & Resort in the upmarket Hivernage neighbourhood, and enjoyed a taste of the five star lifestyle.

With huge gates, flags blowing in the wind and elaborate fountains at the entrance, this resort certainly had something to shout about! Every December, stars of the big screen descend on Marrakech for the city’s prestigious film festival, and this is one of the resorts they return to time and time again.

 Over the next 48 hours I wandered the pristine gardens, basked in the Moroccan sunshine by the pool, perused the impressive art collection and was thoroughly pampered in the spa.

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Moroccan Adventures: Marrakech – Medinas, Jardins and Stylish Restaurants

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Let’s travel around Marrakech!

12 hours before I boarded my flight to Marrakech for the start of my Morocco trip, I was still packing. For some reason, despite visiting the country three times before, Morocco drew a massive blank as to what clothes to take and what items might be useful. I knew it wasn’t a place to be gallivanting around in hot pants, but forecasts were suggesting highs of 30 degrees. Erring on the side of caution, I massively over-packed, zipped up my case, and dosed off for a precious two hours.

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