If you are just passing through Marrakech or have a few days to visit the pearl of Morocco do not despair! In this small guide we suggest some quick itineraries to visit Marrakech in a day.
Souk Route of Marrakech
Walk and discover the maze of narrow streets of the Souk full of shops and bazaars during the morning with calm and tranquility, around 10 in the morning. Then get married in the area of Ben Youssef, visit the museum of Marrakech which will be a journey to discover the history of the city and take the opportunity to visit the Maison de la photographie.
Have lunch in the area and then get married to the square where the excitement and open-air show of Jemaa El-Fna begins. Have fun taking pictures of monkeys, snake charmers and stalls. Take a mint tea in one of the historic cafes of Marrakech like the café de la France and wait for the sunset there to take fantastic photos of a sky that slowly changes its color behind the Koutubia Mosque.
Classic Route of Marrakech
Walk in the Suq in the morning and cross it all to get to Jemaa El-Fna square. Hire a taxi and move to the Majorelle gardens where you will spend the whole morning in a row, visiting the gardens and visiting the museum of Yves-Saint-Laurent.
Return to the Medina for lunch and in the afternoon set out to discover Palace Bahia. It will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to visit the entire site.
Walking back to the gardens of the Koutubia Mosque, whose entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims and go up to Jemaa El-FnaSquare to enjoy the evening crowds, dancers and sellers.
Daily Route of Marrakech
If in the short time you have available you want to experience the city as a local then we suggest you to do these experiences:
Hammam to regenerate and clean up the dust and smog of the market.
Lunch in the stalls of Jemaa-el-Fna Square
Walk in the gardens of the Kouboutia.
Mint teain one of the small local kiosks or in the terraces of the cafés.
Evening walk in the square Jemaa-El-Fna to enjoy the spectacle of acrobats and take advantage to buy something in a long negotiation with the local merchants.
Moroccan dinner with pastilla, couscous and lemon chicken tajin in a riad like the famous Maison d’Arab