Marrakech medina walk Part 3

The Arabic word “Madrasa”, in English means “School” for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious although the present use in the English language tend to be to point out religious facilities» Madrasah = School.

Here we are, on the PART 3 of our Marrakech exploration. We have to thank you for keeping reading and arriving to this page. We sincerely hope you can take advantage of this information in order to get to know Marrakech much better.

When you get there, you’ll know the city not as the normal tourist. By now you should know names of streets, some monuments and interesting information about Marrakech. Congratulations!

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Supposedly, you went shopping for natural stuff on the last PART 2 right? What did you get? That amazing Musk bar perfume? Massage Oil from Argan? Are you ready to keep on walking?

On this page we will walk for a while, you will visit many interesting places such as the Dar Bellarj Art Foundation, the Ben Youssef Madrassa, Marrakech Museum, the Almoravides Qoubba, and finally, you’ll cross almost to the end of the Medina, to see something interesting, the Zouia Sidi Bel Abbes, a place of worship, blessings and outreach for the poor.

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From this point, you’ll take a taxi, YES! Taking a taxi in Marrakech makes also part of the adventure, and, you’ll have the opportunity to see the outside Medina Ramparts, all the way to Bahia Palace, on the other side of the Medina. Approximately, 10 minutes taxi ride!

Let Us guide You! LETS GO!!!

Suggested Itinerary: Let’s walk around Marrakech old Medina!

We will start in descending the Derb Bin Lafnadek street, and, right after the Des Amis Herbalist, you can already notice the walls of the Ben Youssef Madrassa on your left side. Follow the walls until the last corner, where you’ll have the door of Dar Bellarj.

This will be your first contact with Art in Morocco. Dar Bellarj is a interesting Art Foundation promoting Moroccan artists inside a magnificent well preserved riad house. You can walk around in all the riad rooms, and check out the sculpture room downstairs. There’s a small cafeteria serving delicious mint tea on a relaxing ambient.

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After visiting the Art Foundation, we will buy a ticket for 3 monuments, if you buy the 3 in 1 ticket the price is much cheaper. You have to buy the ticket inside Marrakech Museum garden. You’ll be able to visit inside Marrakech Museum, the Ben Youssef Madrassa and the Almoravides Qoubba with 1 ticket.

You have plenty to see at this moment. Take your time, explore inside Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century that holds the Museum, then, go to the Ben Youssef Madrassa and finally, you can visit the open air monument of Almoravides Qoubba. All these monuments are great to take pictures and learn a bit more about Marrakech history. The Ben Youssef Madrasa was an Islamic college named after the almoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf on the 12th century.

Also, and not far from Ben Youssef Medrassa, you can visit the Shouf Fountain that was built during the reign of the Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in the 16th century.

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By now, you are probably hungry aren’t you? Unless you want something cheap (you’ll find plenty of street restaurants on this area), we advise you to eat at Cafe Arabe, just 5 minutes away from Marrakech Museum, on Derb Mouassine street. This is a very nice and quality restaurant inside the Medina. Great Experience and helpful staff.

Now, are you ready for that big walk you were waiting for? YES, lets go deep into the Medina, reaching Derb Dour Saboun street (check out the map below for further instructions please), direction of Zaouia of Sidi Bel Abbes, where there’s a sacred monument aside the cemetery with the name of the patron Saint of the city of Marrakech. This place is unique as you have a mixture of a great architecture, with the real live of people coming here to get well and make wishes.

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After you visit around this place, you will now take the first taxi you can, and, asking to make the taximeter work, ask for the Bahia Palace. You will now take a 15 minutes taxi ride outside of the city of Marrakech, where you’ll have the chance to notice the beautiful outside walls of the Medina, the well known Marrakech Ramparts. tell the taxi driver to go through the Rue des Remparts street, and, Rue Imam el Ghazali street. This are the southern streets to get to the Palace. Don’t let him take you along the west side, as you’ll see less interesting view, and just a part of the new town.

You are now in the Bahia Palace! We will continue this walk on the next PART 4!

Do you want to continue exploring Marrakech? Please come back later, PART 4 is under construction. Thank you.

Satellite Map of Marrakech, Google Map of Marrakech, Morocco

Click on the little green spots for directions. You can zoom around the map, and, when you click on the buttons you can actually see some videos and photos of the places your passing through.

Do you want to continue exploring Marrakech? Please come back later, PART 4 is under construction. Thank you.

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