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Bab Agnaou gate leading into the medina, Marrakesh | © Martin Pilkington / Flickr
Bab Agnaou gate leading into the medina, Marrakesh | © Martin Pilkington / Flickr
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How to Spend 12 Hours in Marrakesh's Medina

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Updated: 23 March 2017
If your time in Marrakesh is limited and you want to do as much as possible in one day in Morocco’s enchanting former imperial city, don’t despair. Many major attractions can be found within the walls of the medina, the old walled part that is also the city’s cultural heart.

9:00am–10:00am: Start your day at Dar Si Said Museum

After a filling breakfast at your riad or hotel, or grabbing a quick bite to go at one of the city’s many tempting bakeries, start your day at Dar Si Said Museum. Arriving at the opening time lets you enjoy the displays and exhibits before the crowds arrive. The elegant museum building was a former palace and you can marvel at the exquisite exterior designs before going inside. The interiors are just as impressive, showcasing the excellent work by Moroccan artisans. Items on display include leatherware, rugs, jewellery, weapons, and embroidered items. Do note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays. Admission costs 10 Moroccan dirhams (US$ 1).

Dar Si Said Museum, Marrakesh, Morocco

Inside Dar Si Said