July 6, 2020
Live a local Experience in Marrakech!
Written By Ismael Hamzaoui
Get your dose of Marrakech culture and history with our guided tour. In this tour, you will explore beyond the red walls to find out about the architecture, traditions, history, and culture of Morocco’s most magnificent city. Our Marrakech Medina guided tour is a half day walking tour. It will lead you to explore this city’s historical wonders, such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and then off to explore its colorful narrow streets of the Medina leading us to the sensational Jamaa Elfna Square.
Enjoy a cultural journey exploring through the streets of Marrakech to the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Its height (77m tall) makes of the Mosque’ minaret a landmark for navigating the city. The mosque’s interior is not open to tourists, but you can still take a walk in its garden. As you walk around it, you will learn from much about its history and the 5 pillars of Islam, along with other religious matters.
From here, our exploring adventure continues by stopping at the outside of the tomb of the founder of Marrakech Youssef Iben Tachfine. We discuss how he founded the city in 1062 by discovering the strategic location of Marrakech for the trade Caravans coming from the subsaharian area. After the koutoubia Mosque, we continue our Marrakech Free walking Tour to see Bab Agnaou that is one of the historical landmarks. Then we get inside the Kasbah quarter that hosted the royal family and the chancellors of Alomohad dinasty. To expect a rich talk about The Moroccan society, economy, political system and culture as we head towards the Jewish quarter Mellah.
Take a walk in the Mellah, a historical Jewish quarter where Jewish people were living. That is to say, you will get closer to the jewish community here by discovering the history and the local life of the Moroccan Jews used to live in Marrakech and Morocco in General. Then a visit to a public oven is expected to see how locals make and cook their bread. Getting a glimpse and trying the fresh bread, Carry out with your local journey through the labyrinthine Medina narrow alleyways, until we reach a Hammam. Consequently you will touch such crucial public place for locals. Afterwards, we Continue our tour to arrive the Jemae Elfna square. Reaching Jamaa Elfna Square, the World Heritage site for culture as UNESCO named it. The lopsided square is the main stage for Moroccan Halqa (the art of storytelling), jugglers, snake charmers, pop musicians and tens of chefs stir vats of steaming snails!
Your adventure awaits!
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