Historical guided tour of Marrakech
What you will do:
With this 3 hours mainly walking tour of Marrakech Medina, discover the main historical sites of Marrakech, like la Koutobia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medrasa, Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs, explore the colorful narrow streets of the Medina with its Mosques, bakeries, and private residences. End your tour in the famous Jamaa Elfna Square.
Meet your guide and your driver at your hotel, and start your 3 hours guided tour of Marrakech Medina with a smooth ride to the 12th century Koutobia Mosque ( Mosque of the booksellers ), famous for its 221 ft minaret, considered the landmark of Marrakeech. Access to inside the mosque is not allowed to non-Muslims, but you will be able to learn about the 5 pillars of Islam and other religious subjects from your guide.
From here, you will continue to the Saadian tombs dating to the 14th century and hosting the tombs of the Saadian Dynasty.
After a short walk in th e Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter ), you will arrive at the Bahia Palace, a beautiful 19th century Palace, intended to capture the Moroccan and Islamic art.
Continue through the bustling mazes of Marrakech Medina and Souks to the 14th century theological college of Ben Youssef, containing 130 students dormitories around a courtyard richly carved in cedar wood, marble and stucco.
After a short walk, arrive at Jamaa Elfna Square where you will mingle with story tellers, jugglers, snake charmers, musicians and even a tooth puller!!
Starting time: 09h00 AM
Duration: 3 – 3 hours, 30 minutes