48-Hour Marvel: The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Marrakech’s Red City

Welcome to Marrakech, the red city of a thousand treasures to discover in just 48 hours! Follow me for an enchanting itinerary, punctuated with carefully selected good addresses for an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be immersed in the captivating atmosphere of this iconic Moroccan city. Are you ready for this thrilling adventure? Follow the leader !

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at Marrakesh, a city brought to life by its shimmering colors and captivating atmosphere. Between his Art Galeries, his designer boutiques and his lush gardens, Marrakech has something to appeal to all lovers of travel and diverse cultures. Here is a captivating itinerary to discover this city with a thousand and one facets in just two days.

The wonders of the ancient medina

Start your morning at 9 a.m. with a visit to the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a jewel of 16th century architecture. Its sumptuous courtyard decorated with zelliges and of chiseled stucco will transport you into an atmosphere of serenity and refinement. The student cells provide a striking contrast to the ornamental richness of the courtyard.

At 11 a.m., enter the green world of Secret garden. This peaceful place offers a modern reinterpretation of riad, with its green-tiled pavilions and murmuring fountains. Don’t miss the presentation of the thousand-year-old hydraulic system and the tower with its panoramic view of the medina.

For your lunch, head towards the district of Kasbah and discover the Shams Rooftop. Savor dishes from the Levant in an enchanting setting under the Marrakech sun.

In the early afternoon (2 p.m.), visit the Museum of Adornment Arts (MAP), a treasure of jewelry and of ceremonial costumes from various cultures, brought together by Swiss collectors. At 4 p.m., treat yourself to a moment of relaxation at the Villa des Orangers and immerse yourself in ancestral beauty rituals.

Magical evening on Jemaa El Fna square

At 6 p.m., let yourself be enchanted by the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Between snake charmers, Berber musicians and kitchen stalls, it is an intense spectacle for the senses. At 7 p.m., visit the new intangible heritage museum to understand the secrets of this emblematic place.

To end the evening, climb on a rooftop for a drink and dinner under the stars. Our favorites : El Fenn, Kabana, And Dar Dar.

Vintage and arty Marrakech

Start your second day at 10 a.m. with breakfast at the Bacha Coffee. This enchanting place offers more than 200 raw Arabica in an Art Deco setting. After enjoying your coffee, stroll down Dar El Bacha Street for a shopping chic, between the dresses Topolina and objects by Stella Cadente.

For the lunch, direction the Guéliz district. THE SOME Slow Concept Store will welcome you for a light, locavore meal in a superb garden.

Contemporary art and enchanting gardens

At 2 p.m., explore the Art Galeries of the Guéliz district. Start with the Gallery 127, dedicated to contemporary photography, then go to Mines Counter to admire works of contemporary art.

Then, by car, head towards the Majorelle Garden. This garden, created by the painter Jacques Majorelle and restored by Yves Saint Laurent, is a haven of peace where you will discover, among other things, the Pierre Bergé museum Berber arts.

Elegant and nocturnal evening

At 7 p.m., enjoy an aperitif at Grand Café de la Poste. This historic place, decorated in a neocolonial style, is a true Marrakech institution.

For a lovely dinner, try the Petanque Social Club, where you can enjoy dishes under the giant ficus trees in the garden or in lounges with eclectic decor.

Finally, end your evening at The Epicurean, an unmissable place to dance and enjoy a live concert (open Wednesday to Sunday).