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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“I can only recommend the beautiful garden Majorelle. the history is in the following but the best feelings and experiences will come from your visits! The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A short walk from Riad Bakara, this place is amazing! The intricate design and ceiling decorations are well worth going to see. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Plaza
“This square in the medina is a 'must see'. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that comes alive at sunset when the street vendors and performers come alive”
  • 70 locals recommend
Courthouse
“A short walk from Riad Bakara this historic palace is worth visiting but maybe avoid the heat of the day in summer as there isn't much shade! Entry is about €7 per person”
  • 40 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the oldest universities in the Islamic world, not to be missed! L'une des plus ancienne université du monde Islamique, à ne pas rater ! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the very few places in Marrakech where you can buy liquors, wines, and beers. Located on the ground floor of the shopping center. Bring your passport, just in case.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Le Comptoir is a classic, lively atmosphere, delicious food. enjoy dinner and oriental dancers on week ends mostly - ask when when your reserve.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“great rooftop terrace in Marrakech medina, perfect for lunch or afternoon break”
  • 36 locals recommend
Place of worship
“Amazingly intricate and impressive marble and wood decoration, the tombs of the Saadian dynasty are an important part of Marrakech's cultural legacy and very beautiful. 12 minutes walk from the riad”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“Marrakech Museum in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and then converted into a museum in 1997.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This riad in the thick of the medina houses a wonderful archive of Moroccan Photography through the ages. The rooftop cafe is also a lovely spot for coffee or lunch.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“super new addition to marrakech cultural sites, the museum houses a magnificent collection of Yves saint Laurents clothers, designs, jewellery etc as well as a lovely restaurant and shop”
  • 28 locals recommend
Lounge
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“It is a very good restaurant with Moroccan and international food. It is known for its festive ambience with live performers, bellydancers and direct access to a very stylish nightclub underground. Very extensive drink selection. Be ready to spend some money though!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“I prefer it for lunch to better enjoy the gardens which are not as visible at night. Their pastilla is very good as well as their vegetarian dishes. Also a concept store on site with loads of cool stuff.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“The Menara gardens offer a relaxed stop on the tourist trail. Somewhat out of the way of the normal attractions. Great area for joggers along this route.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Two wonderful garden made with love, a passionate story about water in Marrakech and a wonderful rooftop café ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Moroccan Restaurant
“Le Comptoir is a classic, lively atmosphere, delicious food. enjoy dinner and oriental dancers on week ends mostly - ask when when your reserve.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“great rooftop terrace in Marrakech medina, perfect for lunch or afternoon break”
  • 36 locals recommend
Lounge
“It is a very good restaurant with Moroccan and international food. It is known for its festive ambience with live performers, bellydancers and direct access to a very stylish nightclub underground. Very extensive drink selection. Be ready to spend some money though!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“I prefer it for lunch to better enjoy the gardens which are not as visible at night. Their pastilla is very good as well as their vegetarian dishes. Also a concept store on site with loads of cool stuff.”
  • 27 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Institution in Marrakech centre to see and be seen. Great for drinks, food and brunch”
  • 33 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“Never been to the Nomad, but I always heard good things about it. Only a few meters from the Riad.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“Located in Gueliz Type: Authentic Moroccan Cuisine Ambiance: luxury, authentic, Chic & traditionnal furnitures”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining in the Medina, French and Morrocan Cuisine in a luxurious setting or on the roof terrace”
  • 23 locals recommend

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