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Marrakech is an undeniably exotic resort. An ancient desert trading post and once the cultural centre of the Islamic world, it is now one of the world's most desirable travel destinations. Marrakech is a city to stimulate the senses. Marvel at the serene Islamic and Andalucian architechture of its magnificent palaces and tranquil gardens.
Koutoubia MosqueThe splendid 12th-century minaret of the Koutoubia mosque towers above the square of Jemma El Fna. Spiritual symbol and city landmark, this mosque is at the religious and physical heart of Marrakech.
SouksStretching from the north of Jemma El Fna all the way to Medersa Ben Youssef are these crowded, chaotic market stalls. Deep Aladdin's caves, they are a highlight whether you want to shop or not; just be prepared to get lost, its all part of the fun.
Palais de la BahiaOn the Northern edge of the Mellah, this palace is a cool retreat from the heat of the streets of the Kasbah. Delight in the series of paved courtyards and rooms with high, vaulted ceilings.
Palais El BadiOriginally adorned with marble, onyx and gold, this extravagant palace was built by Saadien ruler Ahmed El Mansour in 1578. It took 25 years to finish, and just half that for conquering sultan, Moulay Ismail, to strip it bare.
Tombeaux SaadiensFor several hundred years, these great Royal tombs remained untouched and they were not re-discovered until 1917. Princesses and children are buried amoung the great rulers of the powerful Saadien dynasty.
Musee d'Art IslamiqueThe intimate Museum of Islamic Art is in Jacques Majorelle's old painting studio. It now contains Yves Saint-Laurent's personal collection, including Berber jewellery and weapons, as well as some Majorelle paintings.