A walkable neighborhood, Medina is known for being romantic and relaxing, while offering convenient options for restaurants and bars. In addition to its rich culture, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the mountains, desert, and parks. A stay at one of Medina's hotels or beautiful B&Bs makes it easy to venture out into the greater Marrakech area.
Sightseeing around Medina
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Maison de la Photographie, Marrakesh Museum, and Dar Tiskiwin Museum feature captivating exhibits. You can buy tickets to live performances at Theatre Royal and Cinema Megarama. Bab Debbagh, Shrob ou Shouf Fountain, and Ben Youssef Mosque are monuments worth a look. Notable landmarks include Ben Youssef Madrasa, Almoravid Koubba, and Criee Berbere. Royal Club Equestrian Center, Oasiria Water Park, and La Plage Rouge will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Golfing, shopping, and horseback riding are just a few things to do in the area. A local golf course like Palmeraie Golf will challenge your game. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Majorelle Garden, Cyber Parc, or Harti Garden. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Souk Zrabi, Souk Laghzel, and Souk Smarine. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Souk El Bahja, Mellah Market, and Royal Tennis Harti.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Jamaa el Fna, Dar Si Said Museum, and Bahia Palace. You can also check out Rahba Kedima, Mouassine Mosque, and Dar el Bacha Palace.
Getting around Medina
Medina is 3.6 miles (5.9 km) from the airport in Marrakech (RAK-Menara).