It is our last day in Morocco.
We arrived in Marrakech on Friday evening and got a quick tour of the medina and of the market square where people gather every night. The square was full of makeshift restaurants and other stores as well as snake charmers, musicians and the like. We also had the opportunity to experience a real hammam — a Turkish/Moroccan bathhouse — that the locals visit often. It was a very unique experience because this wasn’t something that tourists experience often. We entered the bathhouse and did everything as the locals do.
This morning we woke up bright and early to visit the old medina. We received tours of a local palace called the Palais Bahia — meaning great beauty or brilliance — that was built in the 19th century by Si Moussa, the grand vizer to the sultan. The palace was named after one of his wives. We walked through many of the rooms and took pictures of the grand vizer’s tomb along with that of his children and his women.