Featured monuments in Marrakech
Marrakech is one of the most interesting places to visit. It is one of the most important cities in Morocco and in it you will find places declared by Unesco as World Heritage Sites. Join us and discover with us the most important monuments to see in Marrakech.
1. Koutoubia Mosque, one of the secrets to see in Marrakech
Koutoubia means “Mosque of the Booksellers” and is one of the most impressive and emblematic buildings in the city. Its history dates back to 1141, when its construction began by order of the Almohad caliph Abd al Mu-min. The construction was completed in 1158 and since then it has become one of the most important monuments in Morocco.
2. Saadi Tombs
The Saadian Tombs are located in an enclosed garden. There you can see more than one hundred tombs decorated with mosaics and dating from the late sixteenth century. In these tombs are buried mainly warriors and servants of the Saadid dynasty.
However, the main mausoleum is the real attraction, as it consists of 3 sumptuous rooms in which Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and members of his family are buried.
3. Badi Palace
The Badi palace came to have more than 300 rooms. All of them decorated with the most exquisite and expensive materials, such as gold and crystal. Of the little that can be seen inside, we find the minibar or pulpit carved in cedar wood, inlaid with gold and some writings.
4. Ben Youssef Madrasa
The Ben Youssef Madrasa is the most important of the city. But what is a madrasa? It is a college of higher education specializing in religious studies.
In this particular case, it is a building whose history dates back to 1565, when its construction was completed. The Ben Youssef Madrasa has 130 cells, which made it possible to accommodate up to 900 students.
5. Bahia palace
The Bahia Palace, whose history dates back to the 19th century, is another architectural highlight of Marrakech. The idea of this work was to build the most impressive palace of all times. This palace is built on 8 hectares of land. It has 150 rooms, all of which overlook beautiful courtyards and gardens.
These monuments are a small sample of the beautiful buildings to see in Marrakech, an incredible city full of corners full of magic and history. Do not hesitate and come and discover with Moroccocameltours.com an incredible adventure full of memories.
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