One of Morocco’s most popular cities, Marrakech has become an unmissable destination in recent years for those wishing to experience the beauty of Moroccan history and culture.
The old city is famed for its abundant markets, with a maze of alleys and souks revealing new treasures at every turn, including aromatic spices, colorful textiles, sparkling lamps, and jewelry. The surrounding landscape around the city is equally breathtaking, because of the shifting sands of the desert spread out from the town, meeting the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance.
Marrakech is not only a fantastic city, it is also a symbol of the Morocco that once was, and which still survives here. The streets of the old and pink city have been too narrow to allow effective introduction of cars. And tourist s searching for the “real” Morocco have turned the medieval structures of Marrakech into good business.
We have selected below a few things to discover, some of which require a long day (Ouarzazate), and for others a morning is enough. In all hotels, or in the local travel agencies, you can book the trip of your choice.
The most worthwhile tourist traps are centred to a rather small zone. Starting in the north with the suuqs, continuing through the town square of Jemaa l-Fna with its crowd of storytellers, musicians and the Koutoubia mosque which minaret is visible from practically anywhere in Marrakech.