The best starting point to experience the exotic and vibrant atmosphere of the red city is a Marrakech riad: Riyad El Cadi.
We recommend a two or three days visit to explore this venerable city with its rose-earth coloured buildings, labyrinth-like souks and the numerous grand monuments and labyrinthine souks (markets) set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. A Marrakech riad is the best starting point for you to explore the secrets of bustling Marrakech and Riyad El Cadi even more so: it is just a couple of steps away from the exotic life of the main square.
Our riad team is happy to assist you in planning your stay in Marrakech by organising guided tours in whatever language, recommending restaurants and making reservations or giving you advice on shopping in the souks.
WHAT TO DO IN MARRAKECH
Bustling souqs and markets, lush gardens, maze like palaces, find your favorite in Marrakech.
Daily life is exotic and exciting: Unknown perfumes, lively souks with merchants crying out their most recent offers, oriental wares presented in numerous booths to be touched and tasted – this is part of the exciting city tour through the souks of Marrakech. You will also visit the Koranic school – a true gem of Moroccan architecture.
Palaces and Saadian Tombs
In Marrakech friends of culture have a lot to see: Visit the grand Bahia Palace of the former Pacha El Glaoui, the ruins of the Badi Palace with the art treasure of the former pulpit of the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian tombs and walk through the Jewish quarter, the Mellah.
Arranged and decorated by the French painter Majorelle, beautifully kept by YSL and his partner Bergé, the Majorelle Garden is an oasis of green cactus with dots of Majorelle blue. Don’t miss the collection of Berber costumes and jewellery in the museum.
Website, Tickets, Opening hours: Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef
Former religious school.
from 14th century is one of the most impressive examples of Moorish architecture: Beautiful mosaiqe, plaster work and wood carvings.
(currently closed for renovations)
Maison de la Photographie
A delightful collection of original photographs of Morocco from 1870-1950 put together of three floors in a 17th century townhouse show you life an customs of former Marrakech.
Website, Opening hours: Maison de la Photographie
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Opened in 2017, the museum with clean architecture hosts rarely seen masterpieces from the great French designer’s oeuvre plus temperary exhibitions.
Website, Tickets, Opening hours: Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Outside of Marrakech
If you should stay for more than 3 days in Marrakech, we recommend making an excursion to the Atlas Mountains not far from our Marrakech riads. If the royal city is only a part of your trip around Morocco, we are also happy to help out with ideas and recommendations for your itinerary, hotel or riad bookings and tickets for your transport: How to travel around Morocco.
Golf when staying in a Marrakech riad
Even though we are situated in the heart of the old town Medina, more than 10 golf courses are within easy reach of the hotel (15-30 minutes by taxi). All of them, may be booked by us before your arrival in Marrakech or once you are in our riad. Golf tips
We are happy to assist you!
Coming back from all your exciting adventures in and around Marrakech, we welcome you with big smile, a refreshing scrub in the hammam or a vitalising snack next to our fresh pool. Do you fancy a soothing mint tea or a chilling glass of wine? At Riyad El Cadi, every wish will be fulfilled!
Need some ideas for the little ones? Check on our tips for children in Marrakech.
For all requests and reservations please contact us.