Islamic Sights and Patterns in Marrakech

One of the reasons that tempted me to visit Morocco was the Islamic sights that are still protected and open to visitors. I stayed in the Madina (old city) to be close to the sights, but they could all be visited in a day. I would have preferred staying in the new part of town and taxi-ing there. The Medina is extremely busy and touristy. I still enjoyed my visits to the main sights: Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, The Ben Youssef Madrasa and the Museum of Marrakech (same order of the photos).  

I was not very impressed with the Koutoubia Mosque. It was very plain inside. I found the outside minaret and the little green court yard inside to be the nicest parts. I was hoping for more patterns, but I there was not any. Thankfully, my pattern craving was fulfilled in the following sights. The Bahia Palace was really pretty, but very crowded. I had to wait for people to leave to take few clear shots. The Ben Youssef Madrasa was my absolute favourite. I just wanted to stay there and inhale all the beautiful patterns. I ended my sights visit with stopping by the Museum of Marrakech, which is impressive for a museum. At first, it all seemed like a normal contemporary place until I walked in to the courtyard. It was covered in Islamic patterns.

Enjoy the photos! :)