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Marrakech sites

The light had the preternatural purity which give a foretaste of mirage: It was the light in which magic becomes real, and which helps to understand how, to people living in such an atmosphere, the boundary between fact and dream perpetually fluctuates.
– Edith Warton 

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Ben Youssef Medersa

  • Medina, Landmarks and Monuments, $$$$ $
  • Just off Rue Souk el Khemis
  • Marrakech
  • +212-5246-54578

The historical site was an Islamic college founded in the 14th century. The building has spectacular geometric design work, a series of intricately carved courtyards, and sleeping quarters that once housed up to 900 students at a time.

Dar al Ma-mun

  • Ourika Valley, Cultural Center
  • Route de l'Ourika, km13, Tassoultante
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-525-06-50-00
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This is the the community outreach/artists' residency part of . See the library and art installations, listen to a reading, and support the local school.

Jardin Majorelle

  • Marrakech, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $
  • Rue Yves Saint Laurent
  • Marrakech
  • +212-524-31-30-47
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A 12-acre botanical garden, the former home of Yves Saint Laurent, and a pefect place to spend an afternoon. Stroll the grounds, shop for YSL archival prints, and spend a few minutes in the beautiful little museum dedicated to traditional Berber fashion.

Kasbah du Toubkal

  • High Atlas, Cultural Center
  • Marrakech
  • +212-524-48-56-11

A mountain retreat forty miles from Marrakech in the heart of the High Atlas. Walk or ride (mules) to the foot of Jbel Toubkal, and stop for lunch on their rootop deck for a hearty tagine and views of the beautiful North African landscape.

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