Visit Marrakech

You will find below some historical sites and museums located near us and this is good because for the most part, you can walk there while exploring the medina.

Bab Doukkala district

2 minutes by foot

At the gates of Riad Nayanour, come and discover the real Morocco and mingle with the local population in one of the most lively and secure districts of the medina of Marrakech where most Marrakchis do their shopping.

At Bab Doukkala market the prices are much lower than elsewhere and the quality is unequalled, no need to bargain, the traders apply the right prices.
Take the time to discover the real Morocco and taste the ochre city’s art of living, the passage to the market of Bab Doukkala will allow you to do so.

El Badi Palace

15 minutes by foot

The El Badi Palace is an architectural complex built at the end of the XVIᵉ century and located in the medina. Ancient palace, it was built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Dhahbî to celebrate the victory over the Portuguese army in 1578 in the Battle of the Three Kings.

Unfortunately, today there is not much left of the splendour of yesteryear. But nevertheless you can still admire some beautiful 16th century architectural works.

Outside the medina

20 minutes by foot

In the modern city of Marrakech “Guéliz”, you will discover the Majorelle Garden.

Named the Majorelle Garden after its founder (the French painter Jacques Majorelle) who created it in 1931, inspired by the oases, Islamic garden and Spanish-Hispano-Moorish garden.

Purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, it has become one of the highest tourist destinations in Morocco with nearly 800,000 annual visitors.
It is part of the Majorelle Foundation, which also includes the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, inaugurated in October 2017.

It is a visit not to be missed during your stay, it’s just magical.

Jamaa El Fna Square

10 minutes by foot

A permanent theatre stage by day and by night, Jemaa-El-Fna Square, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage site, is the nerve centre of Marrakech and its medina.
You will be able to discover the snake charmers, musicians, itinerant restaurants and the warm atmosphere of the old city of Marrakech.

All around the square, you have many terraces of cafés that will allow you to discover superb views of Jemaa-El-Fna square and especially at sunset. To discover imperatively….

The Bahia Palace

15 minutes by foot

Near Riad Nayanour is the Bahia Palace. Ancient palace of the XIXᵉ century of eight hectares of Moorish / Islamic style, in Marrakech.

It is one of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture, one of the country’s major cultural heritage monuments and one of the main tourist attractions in Morocco.

The Souks of the Medina of Marrakech

5 minutes by foot

Between Jemaa- El-Fna Square and Riad Nayanour, passing in front of Dar El Bacha Palace, you will reach the souks of the Medina, which are among the most fascinating attractions in Marrakech.

You will be able to discover all the Moroccan artisanal specialities (basket makers, slippers, spices, decorations, lighting…) they abound with objects of all kinds.

Since the establishment of a tourist brigade, the souks of Marrakech are one of the most secure places in the medina and you can stroll around in complete safety.

The Medersa Ben Youssef

10 minutes by foot

The Ben Youssef Medersa is a Koranic school, a jewel of Moorish architecture located in the medina of Marrakech. It was founded by Abu al-Hasan, Marinid Sultan.

The current structure of this former Koranic school was built around 1570 by the Saadians and restored in 1950 with 132 rooms and could accommodate up to 900 students.