This is the Koutoubia Mosque, which dominates the skyline of Marrakech. Marrakech's tallest building dates from the 12th century and is the prototype for Moroccan design, with each facade and archway on the square minaret carved with a different architectural flourish. : Marroko 2008  Donkeys are often seen in Marrakech, they are used for transportation of goods and people. : Marroko 2008  The local butcher sells cow legs, not sure what to do with it. On the desk are two sheep stomachs. Also not my favourit dish. Same for the piece of throath behind the legs. : Marroko 2008  In the souks you can buy all kind of spices, often beautifull sculped like this. : Marroko 2008  I liked this photo because of the dark blue colors. The bottles are also standing in a spiceshop in the souks. : Marroko 2008 
This is in a small shop where they sell medicine and also do some massage. There are some strange things laying around like this stuffed head of a cow. : Marroko 2008  The carpenters souk, beautifull colors and beautifull carpets. : Marroko 2008  Also the carpenters souk, they also sell hand made baskets and small tourist items. : Marroko 2008  The Koutoubia Mosque at night, seen from the Jemaa el Fna (Place of the Dead). : Marroko 2008  Jemaa el Fna at night, locals and brave tourists buy and eat food and fruits here. : Marroko 2008 
Another donkey near the city walls. : Marroko 2008  This is a little outside Marrakech, no tourists around, prices are cheaper and the quality is better. : Marroko 2008  On of the small stores with typical Moroc pottery. This is good quality, you can use it every day if you want. : Marroko 2008  The tanneries to the northeast of the souks. The local leather-tanning setup involves toxic chemical dyes and an unholy stench, if you don't like that then please avoid it. But on the other hand, in the nearby shops you buy leather items for almost nothing. : Marroko 2008  The Medersa Ben Youssef is a Koranic school that dates from the 16th century. It's beautifull decorated in  Islamic style. : Marroko 2008 
The great square of Jemaa el Fna is the centre of medina life both day and night as a gathering place and unofficial stage for street theatre. For over a millennium, the Jemaa el Fna's daily bill has featured acrobats, henna tattoo artists, storytellers, belly dancers, musicians, snake charmers, and potion sellers. : Marroko 2008  Given by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent as a gift to the city of Marrakech, this botanical garden was created in the 1920s by French artists Jacques and Louis Majorelle. : Marroko 2008  Perfectly manicured gardens, with pools, giant cacti, bamboo, coconut and banana trees, stand out against the bright-blue wash that covers the villa and garden walls, with splashes of lemon yellow and emerald green on planters, doors, and furnishings. : Marroko 2008  Really amazing how they combined all this colors to get a perfect result. : Marroko 2008  This once magnificent palace, whose name means the 'incomparable', was built in 1578 by the Midas of Marrakech, Sa'adian sultan Ahmed el-Mansour. In the distance you can see the Atlas mountains with snow on it. At this moment it was 35 degrees Celsius in Marrakech. : Marroko 2008 
The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by legendary Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was carefully restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and converted into a museum in 1997. : Marroko 2008  Copper and brass souk where you can buy all different metal items, from swords to lamps. Walking around here is like walking in the tale of 1001 nights. : Marroko 2008