If you’re looking for a more historical perspective on Marrakech and Morocco or indeed just looking for a tranquil and interesting place to visit between the hustle and bustle of the markets and the souks then Marrakech Museum is what you’re looking for.  The museum itself is a classic example of the local architecture meaning that is a pleasure simply to look at, never mind being inside,  however once you do enter you can see why the museum is such a well known cultural spot within the city. The museum contains a number of historical items from Moroccan history, such as ancient swords or embroidery. These are all well presented and accompanied by informative descriptions which are all in clear and concise language. The collection of Moroccan cultural items  is indeed impressive, with items ranging from the 14th to the 20th century all collated together for the culture hungry visitor to observe. The museum itself presents an excellent setting within which to situate these items, the central room with is three fountains and Islamic tiles particularly being a sight to behold, the tranquil tinkling of the fountains certainly adding to the already excellent atmosphere which is to be found within the museum.


The museum is not however only home to items from Morocco’s past it also has a modern art exhibition, which at time of writing plays host to work from distinguished French artist Yvan Gervais. His collection of impressionist-esque sceneries are truly a joy to behold and certainly add a modern twist to what otherwise would be a fairly traditional museum. The museum is also fairly cheap as one can buy a combined ticket for the museum, the local religious school and majorelle gardens for only 60 dirhams. This coupled with the museums location in the heart of the old town medina make it a must for any discerning visitor to Marrakech.

Opening Times: Every day from 9h to 18h
Entrance fee: 40dh
You can purchase a joint ticket to visit both the Musee De Marrakech and the Ben Youssef Medersa

Our Riads are situated less than 3 minutes walk from this essential site in the Marrakech Medina. There has never been a better time to book a stay, so reserve your room at one of our Riads now to avoid disappointment.

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The Chrob ou Chouf fountain is located in the Central Medina near to the Marrakech Museum and our Marrakech Riad Cinnamon. Built under the Saadian dynasty around 1600 the arabic name translates literally as ‘Drink and Look’.

As Marrakech expanded fountains provided essential drinking water for new neighbourhoods transported via a complex system of underground passages from sources high in the Atlas mountains. Today all homes in Marrakech have mains water but the fountains remain an important social focus and provide an impressive  reminder of the wealth and power of previous generations that built the City.

Our Marrakech Riads are perfectly placed to explore the old town Medina, reserve accommodation today!

The historic El Baroudiyine district is located in the centre of the Marrakech medina at the northern edge of the Souks which lead down to the Jema al Fna.

The area contains some of the most important Islamic buildings in the Medina all located around the open ‘Place de la kisaria’.

Ben Youssef Medersa MarrakechTo the north, built in the twelth centry by an Almoravid Sultan of the same name, is the Ben Youssef Mosque, the largest mosque in the medina. The Ben Youssef serves the community of the central medina and is approaching the end of a comprehensive renovation during which many of the locals have prayed at home. In common with most other mosques in morocco it is not open to non muslims.


Open to the public

Adjacent to the mosque is the Ben Youssef Medersa , considered by some the finest building in the city after the Koutoubia Minaret. The Medersa is a Koranic school and is usually open to the public from 9am to 6 pm allowing visitors to appreciate its richly decorated sixteenth century interior.

On east side of Place de la Kisaria is the renowned Musee de Marrakech (Marrakesh Museum) which occupies a stunning palace built by Mehdi Mnebhi a nineteenth century government minister and restored in the 1990’s by Omar Benjelloun. The museum shows an important collection of Moroccan art and sculpture open from 9 am to 7 pm. It also hosts an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions.

Koubba El Baroudiyine

In the midst of all this culture and history the area actually takes its name from its oldest monument of all. Marrakech’s only remaining example of a complete building from the 11th century Almoravid dynasty, the Koubba El Baroudiyine. At first sight a modest structure the Koubba is of huge architectural significance containing in its simple design many of the arches shapes and decorations on which centuries of Islamic buildings have been based. It is normally open from 9am to 1pm and 2.30 to 6 pm.

Riad hotel, Marrakesh

Riad Cinnamon is located on the quiet Derb El Hajra off the Rue Baroudiyine to the east of the Ben Yousef Mosque in the heart of the Baroudiyine distirct. The luxury Riad hotel is only two hundred metres from the Place de Kisaria and is the perfect base from which to explore this extraordinary area.

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