What to Do

Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna is the main square.  Watch a snake charmer bewitch cobras with flutes in the mornings or decorate yourself with henna.  At night this becomes one of the best meals, with plenty of food stalls to choose from with everything from snails to fish, and of course, mint tea.


The souk is north of the Jemaa, where Marrakesh’s vibrant markets are concentrated. Busy and crowded, Souk Smarine, the souks’ main area is covered by an iron trellis with slats.  You can haggle on price on everything you see.


Les Bains de L’alhambra is a tradition Hamman with a luxury feel.  The tradition Hamman is like a day at the spa.  You start off relaxing in a hot room until you are scrubbed down, then showered off.  Afterward enjoy a massage.

Ben Youssef Medersa

For all the architecture addicts this is the most impressive medieval Koranic school in Morocco, with zellij tilework, intricate stucco and finely carved cedarwood. Notable in the prayer hall, as in the courtyard’s cedar carving, is a predominance of pinecone and palm motifs, especially around the horseshoe-arched mihrab.