Restaurants Jemaa-el-Fna square. Marrakech is a city of colors, sounds and smells great monuments. The labyrinthine streets of the souks are a whole assault on the senses and can even be frustrating for more than one traveler; Marrakech is a city to visit with haste. However, the area of the medina is surprisingly compact and part of the charm lies in walking the streets without knowing what a surprise in store for the next step. No guide is needed to explore the city and since the introduction in 1999 of the tourist police, visitors are increasingly pressured to hire the services of local guides. Any visit will focus safely in the area of the medina and Jemaa-el-Fna square. Many major attractions are within walking distance of the square, while the rest can be visited by a taxi. The Koutoubia Mosque is the main place of worship in the city and the entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims. However, it is possible to appreciate its architecture from its gardens, which are open to everyone. The medina has three museums of different styles that are well worth another visit.