Visiting the North of Medina (Old town)

Art & Culture

Abdellatif E.

Marrakech
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Embrace the monuments of this Moroccan city. You will be graced with Medersa Ben Youssef, Le Jardin Secret, Jemaa El Fna, Koubba Almoravides, Dar El Bacha Museum, and of course, the famous Souks. The north of Medina is the area where we can have a mixture of Art (crafts) and Architecture.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel / Upon your request

09:00

Meet at your hotel / Upon your request

09:30

Dar El Bacha Museum

The Palace was built by El glaoui the famous and most powerful Pasha(Lord)of Marrakech and High Atlas at the beginning of the 20th century. The palace has several beautifully decorated courtyards lined with Zelij tile work, stucco work,painted wood and stalactites. One part of the building gathers a museum, The Jewish heritage, Islamic culture, African Art, donations of Patty Birtch, Mr.&Mrs Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent and a fine Andalusian garden planted with fruit trees.

10:30

Le Jardin Secret

The origins of Le Jardin Secret hark back to the second half of the sixteenth century. Today the green spaces of Le Jardin Secret are divided into an exotic garden and an Islamic garden. The importance of the building, first demonstrated by its large size, is underlined by the presence of a private hammam, the qubba and the tower: towering above the medina.Le Jardin Secret, which had, therefore, its own water supply, a rare privilege and an additional sign of wealth. We can still see the visible vestiges of the riad’s original water system, made up of pipes, reservoirs and canals cleverly linked together.(Approx.45mns-1h.)

11:30

Medersa Ben Youssef

The original 14th century Medersa Ben Youssef was rebuilt by Abdullah el Ghaleb, the Saadian made it the largest quranic school in Morocco in a deliberate attempt to snub the imams of Fez the religious center of the country .The Medersa is an old university to teach islamic law. its rectangular pool reflects both the beauty of blue Marrakech sky and the carved plaster walls and cedar ceilings from the sixteenth century.

12:30

Koubba Almoravides

A nice doom that witness the greatness of the Almoravides dynasty's architecture from the twelfth century

13:00

Souks (Old Local Markets) - Jemaa El Fna

Souks to see the beauty of crafts. For entertainment, we finish with the square

Jamaal elf'na (Snake chamers, monkey dressers, musicians),healers,traditional dentists.

Ending Point

At your hotel or in the square if you wish.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee

What‘s not included

- Tips

- Admissions to monuments and sights.

- Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off (Only if transportation is necessary, depending on your location)

Important Information

I don't work the first day of ithe feast of Ramadan.I don't work the two first days of the feast of sacrifice (عيد الأضحى).

This visit is walking tour.In case your hotel is away from the center,we need to hire a vehicle for transfer.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$130/ per group