Majorelle Gardens, the beautiful gardens of Yves Saint Laurent, opened in 2001 and are undoubtedly one of the biggest tourist attractions in Marrakesh.
If you’re a photographer, the deep ocean blue color on the walls will make you very happy.
It’ll cost you 25DH for entry, which is around US $5, and we’d suggest going early to avoid the crowds.
This huge palace was once set up for a 19th century sultan’s personal use. We were amazed by all the tiny details from the ceiling to the columns – even the floors.
Go for a walk through the palace to find beautiful gardens, and see stunningly delicate architecture.
We visited Ben Youssef Medersa, a former Islamic school, because it is the largest of its kind in all of Morocco.
Located near the medina, it's a favorite among travelers. Like the Bahia Palace, the architecture in Ben Youssef is incredible.
Our guesthouse, better known as riad, was among one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever stayed.
On the outside, the houses all appear sand-colored, and some were found in smelly streets.
But once the locals open their doors, we stepped inside to a whole different world.
With colored tiles on the walls and floors, birds flying around, a turtle as a pet, a pool in the middle, and the most friendly people – this was like a dream.
We were told to not buy a map to help navigate the medina, because it would be a waste of money.
The medina is a real-life maze, and we enjoyed getting lost while wandering through all the handicraft shops. Make sure you take your camera!
When we visited the world-famous square to see the markets, we were really excited to find fresh orange juice, and take in the smells from the food stalls all around us.
It was quite busy when we arrived. So, we quickly escaped to one of the many rooftop cafes overlooking the square and watched the mayhem from above.
The restaurants in Marrakesh tend to be either traditional Moroccan food, or they were fusion restaurants serving up tagine and couscous.
Give the Café Clock restaurant a try. It serves up fusion cuisine and was very yummy! Our personal favorite was Café Atay.
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