Marrakech Morocco in Pictures

We arrived to Marrakech late at night. We spent the subsequent three days wandering the Medina and Kasbah, making our way through the chaotic, and labyrinth like alleys of the city.

Marrakech

Fountain in Le Jardin Secret

One of many small fountains utilizing the original waterworks in the recently restored Le Jardin Secret riad.

Berber Whiskey

A warm glass of “Berber Whiskey” – mint tea – at Terrace de Epices. The drink was very good, though we found the mint tea offered far less frequently than we had been led to believe we would.

Narrow Medina Alleys

The interior alleys, removed from the main bustling streets, were very serene. If you aren’t careful, it’s very easy to get lost in the maze.

Arabesque Door Arch

Intricate woodwork, plaster, and marble carvings of Arabesques create an archway in the Ben Youseff Madrasa (Quranic School) in Marrakech, Morocco.

Arabesque Carvings at Ben Youseff

More outstanding Arabesque carvings within a doorway in Ben Youseff Madrassa.

Windows in the Courtyard

Windowed rooms overlook the interior courtyard of Ben Youseff Madrasa, covered in Arabesque carvings.

Derb Deffa ou Rbaa Street

Derb Deffa ou Rbaa Street was a prominent road that primarily sold clothing. It became quite busy as the day went on.

Roof Top Terrace

Our riad provided a private rooftop terrace, a relaxing respite from the chaos of the streets below.

Jewish Cemetery

The Atlas Mountains loom in the background above the white stone coffins of the Jewish Cemetery in the Mellah District of Marrakech, Morocco.

La Bahia Palace Silhouette

A quick rest in a side room of La Bahia Palace within the Kasbah of Marrakech.

Kitten in El Badii Palace Ruins

A kitten rests on a stone ledge in the Sultan’s residential area in the ruins of El Badii Palace.

Kasbah Rooftop with Koutoubia

A terrace view of the Kasbah from El Badii Palace with Moulay El Yazid mosque rising in the background.

Central Gardens of El Badii Palace

Interior gardens within the ruins of El Badii Palace.

Storks Nesting atop the entry to El Badii Palace

Storks nest atop the entry hall to the ruins of El Badii Palace.

Jemaa el-Fna

Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech comes alive with vendors each day and night. Here we found a quieter corner away from the chaos.

Farside of Koutoubia

Koutoubia mosque is an ancient mosque, that unfortunately cannot be visited by tourists. However, you can still wander around the outside.

Koutoubia Gardens at Sunset

The sun begins to go down in the Koutoubia mosque gardens.

Koutoubia Mosque

A view of Koutoubia Mosque and its small cemetery.

Koutoubia Streetside

A view of Koutoubia Mosque from Jemaa el-Fna square.

Ceiling Lamp at the Artisans' Ensemble

Intricate design and carvings make up this interior corridor at the Ensemble Artisans in Marrakech.

Ceiling Designs

A ceiling lamp is suspended below intricate floral Arabesques in the Ensemble Artisans.

Cousous Tangine with Prune Roasted Lamb

A traditional couscous tangine with prune-roasted lamb and vegetables.

A Small Corner in Jemaa el-Fna

Mid-morning in a tucked-away corner of Jemaa el-Fna square.

The Spice Souk

A vendor adjusts some of his wares in a spice souk within the Medina of Marrakech.

Lamps, Bags, and Baskets

Early mornings are the best time to capture calm in the streets of Marrakech.

Cats Await the Butcher

These hungry cats awaited scraps from the butcher every morning that we passed them.

Morning in the Souks

Light filters through the covered streets of the Medina.

Mosaic Floor

Light falls across mosaic tiles in Le Jardin Secret.

Alley in the Medina

A quiet side alley off of one of the main streets within the Medina.

El Badii Palace Doorway

An archway entering the Sultan’s residential quarters in the ruins of El Badii Palace.

La Bahia Palace Ceiling Lamp

A lamp hangs fro the ceiling of a room in La Bahia Palace.

Wooden Door at Ben Youseff

A wooden door is surrounded by mosaic designs and plaster designs at Ben Youseff Madrasa.

Dorm Room at Ben Youseff Madrasa

Interior room overlooking the central courtyard at Ben Youseff Madrasa.

Medina Streets

A woman walks down the street carrying wares on her head, as we exit the narrow alley from our riad in the Medina of Marrakech.

Evening in the Medina

On our final night, the moon rose above the Medina streets as the the sun set and the locals headed home or towards Jemaa el-Fna.

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