If you can see the ramparts, you're either just inside or just outside the medina. In some respects not much has changed here since the Middle Ages. The medina is still a warren of narrow cobblestone streets lined with thick-walled, interlocked houses; designed to confuse invaders, the layout now serves much the same purpose for visitors. Donkeys and mules still deliver produce, wood, and wool to their destinations, and age-old crafts workshops still flourish as retail endeavors.
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Maison de la Photographie
A new addition to the Marrakech cultural scene, this restored riad houses a special collection of original black-and-white photos depicting…Learn More >
This family-owned and operated museum displays an impressive collection of ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, Jewish ceremonial items, tribal jewelry, and…Learn More >
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden, or Le Jardin Secret, opened to the public in 2016 after three years of intensive excavation, restoration,…Learn More >