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Kasaba Neighborhood of Marrakech

Get a feel for Marrakech, both historically and currently
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.1 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  In the Kasaba district lies the historic political center of Morocco. Several Sultans and Saadian rulers had palaces, buildings, and... more »

Tips:  Bring sunscreen and water, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

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Points of Interest

1. Marrakech Royal Palace

This is a residence dating almost back to the founding of the city. It is one of the King of Morocco's residences. Entrance is prohibited for tourists. However, a walk around the extravagant compound is certainly worth the effort.

The Saadian Tombs are the final resting place for 60 members of the Saadi Dynasty. These tombs date back to the 15th century and provide a window into Muslim culture.

Inside, tThe most famous room is the room with the 12 columns, which contains the grave of the sultan’s grandson, Ahmad al-Mansur.

Outside, you’ll find beautiful gardens and the... More

3. Mellah (Jewish Quarter)

This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama Synagoge, an important historical site, as well as other eating and shopping opportunities. You'll get to experience a different subculture just by wandering a bit.

Dating back to the 12th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a haven for rest-seeking travelers. Extending for about 2 miles, the gardens include groves of orange, lemon, fig, apricot, pomegranate and olive trees.

Park closes after sunset.