"The Red City", "The Paris of Africa" or just Marrakech! Situated in western Morocco near North Africa's Atlantic coastline Marrakech combines traditional Moroccan culture with French colonial architecture, not to mention that the Spanish influence is obvious as well.
Colorful markets, soaring architecture, plenty of shopping and dining options, breathtaking scenery and much more, make this place a must-visit for sure… The destination you are looking forward to for your next trip!READ MORE... SHOW LESS
Known for its rich history and culture, Marrakech is one of the most remarkable cities in Morocco and Medina is the heart of the city and its most ancient part. Marrakech's Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist attraction that welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world. As you stroll through this 11th-century labyrinth of alleyways, you'll see that Marrakech's history remains intact.
In walking distance, you will reach the Bahia Palace. Once you walk through its heavy doors, you'll feel a part of history. This 19th-century palace was once the home of the Moroccan royalty and has been converted into a museum showcasing paintings from artists all over Morocco as well as elaborate ceramic tiles and architectural details, with the massive marble grand courtyard and rich salons of the haram area to be the two main attractions.
In the southwest corner of Medina, you can find Koutoubia Mosque, a symbol of Islamic history and culture.. With its striking architecture and mesmerizing views, you can see why locals love to visit Koutoubia Mosque. If you are looking for a place for relaxation after exploring all day long or just want somewhere peaceful for a moment of meditation, Koutoubia Mosque will be perfect for you. Its notable gardens make it a beautiful space that is pleasant even on a hot day.LEARN MORE SHOW LESS
In Morocco, people don't typically shop at department stores. Instead, they make their way to Souks, or marketplaces where shopkeepers sell local crafts and artisanal wares. Souks are often open-air markets filled with a variety of colorful stalls that line cobblestone streets. As well as simply wandering at the bustling maze of Medina, you can find the main souk area of Marrakesh between Place Rahba Kedima and Place Ben Youssef.
Stroll around at the entry of the Medina at the Djemaa El Fna; a large square where the city beats. This bustling central hub is where you can watch a magic show, meet musicians, storytellers or see snake charmers. It really doesn't matter what you do; simply experiencing Djemaa El Fna makes for a fulfilling visit. The best time of the day for Djemaa El Fna is during sunset, when it comes alive with music and vibrant lights as vendors begin setting up their wares for the evening ahead. Preferring the calm and serenity of a café away from the chaos, rooftop bars are ideal for watching the square while drinking a Moroccan tea or a cocktail in the sunset. Enjoy!LEARN MORE SHOW LESS