Historical Tour of Marrakech

Excursions from Marrakech, Marrakech

The guide will tell you all about the glorious past of Marrakech and take you for a stroll in the historical Jewish quarter.

Marrakech is the old capital of the Kingdom and represents Morocco as it was, and which still survives, in keeping with all the ancestral traditions, customs and way of life.Explore the exquisite architecture and history of its palaces.

Our guide will stop  at the archaeological site of the Koutoubia mosque and minaret for a comprehensive introduction to the history of Marrakech.

We will then go through the historical Bab Agnaou gate to visit the Saadian Necropolis of the 16th century and walk through the l2th century Kasbah with its food markets, bakeries and narrow alleyways.

 We will visit the remains of El Badi palace built in the l6th century and admire the marvellous pulpit made in 1137 by the best cabinetmakers of Andalusia for the main mosque of Marrakech. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has participated in the restoration of this amazing piece of craftwork.

We will invite you to enter the l9th century Bahia palace and discover the intricate work done by the local artisans on wood, plaster and with tiles to decorate this splendid home of the then Moroccan prime minister.

Our exploration will end with a stroll inside the Jewish quarter to visit the historical synagogue (if open) called Lezama, built in 1492 by Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain, and considered the oldest functioning synagogue in Morocco.

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