The museum Dar Si Said (Arabic: متحف دار السي سعيد) is a museum located in Marrakech, entirely devoted to Moroccan wood crafts. This large house was built at the end of the nineteenth century by Si Said, brother of Ba Ahmed, chamberlain of Sultan Moulay Hassan I and grand vizier of Moulay Abdelaziz, to serve as his residence. Dar Si Saïd was converted into a museum in 1932 by the Administration des Beaux Arts. Most of the collections of this regional museum come from Marrakech and from the south, particularly Tensift, Souss, Haut Atlas, Anti-Atlas, Bani and Tafilalet. These are homogeneous ensembles of woodwork, southern jewelery, pottery and ceramics, weapons, costumes and a rich collection of carpets and weavings of the South, and some archaeological pieces including the marble vat of the beginning of the XIth century.
The Menara gardens (Arabic: حدائق المنارة) are botanical gardens located to the west of Marrakech. They were established in the 12th century (c. 1130) by the Almohad Caliphate ruler Abd al-Mu'min. The name menara derives from the pavilion with its small green pyramid-shaped roof (menzeh), meaning lighthouse. Although there is no actual lighthouse in the gardens, any building that sits at a high elevation is locally known as menara, such as the mosque Menaret manaara. The pavilion was built during the 16th century Saadi dynasty and renovated in 1869 by sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco, who used to stay here in summertime. The pavilion and basin (an artificial lake) are surrounded by orchards and olive groves. The intention of the basin was to irrigate the surrounding gardens and orchards using a sophisticated system of underground channels called a qanat. The basin is supplied with water thanks to an old hydraulic system, which conveys water from the mountains located approximately 30 km away from Marrakech. It also served as a martial station.
The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية) is the largest mosque in Marrakesh. The mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami' al-Kutubiyah, Kotoubia Mosque, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and Mosque of the Booksellers. It is located in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh. The mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large plaza with gardens, and is floodlit at night. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Berber Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat.