General Information About Tour of Historical Marrakech
Immerse yourself in Marrakech’s rich and diverse history on this fascinating tour of its most beautiful and important sites. Visit the Koutoubia Tower, the largest mosque in Marrakech and continue to the opulent Bahia Palace. Marvel at the intriguing Saadian tombs, which lay undiscovered for centuries and finish this unforgettable tour by exploring the Tiskiwin museum of the Moroccan craft industry.
The tour begins with a trip to the majestic, sand coloured Koutoubia Mosque, which towers over the Marrakech skyline with its minaret tower measuring 77m. The largest of its kind in the city, the mosque attracts pilgrims from all over the world with its curved windows, impressive decorative arches and lush gardens.
Proceed to the Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time. Featuring an impressive array of mosaics, courtyards and gardens, the palace perfectly captures the traditional Islamic architecture of its period.
Discover the exquisite Saadian tombs, which lay untouched from the sixteenth century until their discovery in 1917. Each tomb intricately decorated, the mausoleum contains the remains of around sixty members of the famous Saadi dynasty that ruled Morocco for over a century.
Finally take in the fascinating Tiskiwin Museum and browse the stunning collection of North African craftsmanship housed within. Exhibiting jewelry, basket work, textiles and much more, the museum is a must see on a trip to Marrakech and the Hispanic-Moorish building itself is an architectural jewel of the twentieth century.
Meeting/pick-up point: pick up at the hotels.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.
End/closing time: At 12.00pm..
Languages: English and French.
Others: This is excursion is not suitable for wheelchairs & people with walking difficulties.