• Jardin Majorelle

    Rue Yves St Laurent, Marrakech 40000, Morocco .

    The Majorelle Garden is a one-hectare botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. Wherever you look in the Jardin Majorelle, you gaze at a work of art. The organic lines and muted colours of succulents and cacti clash with unexpected grace against the bright blues and yellows of the Art Deco buildings in this gorgeously designed garden. Originally created by French painter Jacques Majorelle, fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the garden in the 1980s to save it from being bulldozed. Next door, you’ll find the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, where you can explore his career through drawings, photographs and garments, as well as the Berber Museum, which showcases arts and crafts from Morocco’s Amazigh people.

  • Jemaa Al Fanaa

    Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco .

    The giant square at the entrance to Marrakech’s medina, Djemaa el-Fanaa is the heart and soul of the city. Wandering through on scorching hot afternoons, you’ll encounter snake charmers and merchants hawking everything from babouche slippers to spices in several languages at once. At night, the square comes alive with street-food stalls, storytellers and musicians in long robes playing gnawa, a traditional music known to put listeners into a trance.

  • Koutoubia Mosque

    Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco .

    The towering minaret of the Koutobia Mosque is the symbol of Marrakech. Constructed from red bricks and sandstone, the outside of the mosque features many ornamental details. Turquoise tiling, plasterwork, calligraphy, arches and fountains are a few of the mosque’s attractive features.

  • Saadian Tombs

    Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh, Morocco .

    A large complex of lavish mausoleums and tombs, the Saadian Tombs contain the remains of the founder of the Saadian dynasty along with princes and other prominent figures. The site dates back to the 1550s, and gold, Italian marble and colourful tiling add opulence to the final resting places.

  • The Badi and Bahia Palaces

    Ksibat Nhass, Marrakesh, Morocco .

    Two of the most impressive palaces in Marrakech, Bahia and Badi, are on the edges of the medina and a good way to break up a day in the souk Badi Palace built in the 17th century, boasts reflecting pools and sunken gardens. Meanwhile, Bahia Palace, built in the 1860s and worked on until the turn of the 20th century, features ornamental wooden ceilings and stunning tiled courtyards.