Overview Marrakech

Visiting Marrakech

Known as the “Red City”, Marrakech boasts a vibrant culture, beautiful architecture and a large population of European ex-pats (Yves Saint-Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier have called the city home), that make it a favorite destination for history buffs, culture hounds and adventurous travelers worldwide.

This city of 1 million people boasts the largest Souk in Morocco, and one of the busiest market squares in Africa, the Djemma el Fna, where food stalls purvey their wares among snake charmers, trained monkeys and henna artists.

Sightseeing is as easy as opening your eyes in Marrakech, a citied peppered with centuries-old Mosques and palaces like the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Palais de la Bahia are still standing as beautiful testaments to classic Islamic architecture. Traditional and modern Moroccan art sits alongside historical books, coins and pottery in the ... Read More
Known as the “Red City”, Marrakech boasts a vibrant culture, beautiful architecture and a large population of European ex-pats (Yves Saint-Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier have called the city home), that make it a favorite destination for history buffs, culture hounds and adventurous travelers worldwide.

This city of 1 million people boasts the largest Souk in Morocco, and one of the busiest market squares in Africa, the Djemma el Fna, where food stalls purvey their wares among snake charmers, trained monkeys and henna artists.

Sightseeing is as easy as opening your eyes in Marrakech, a citied peppered with centuries-old Mosques and palaces like the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Palais de la Bahia are still standing as beautiful testaments to classic Islamic architecture. Traditional and modern Moroccan art sits alongside historical books, coins and pottery in the Musee de Marrakech (Marrakech Museum).

From the resting place of sultans in the Saadian Tombs to the once-grand ruins of the El Badi Palace, Marrakech’s fascinating past make for a great trip in the present.

So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who have had their share of couscous and tagine.    Close

Stories and Tips Marrakech

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Enjoying Marrakech

Written by dkm1981 on 06 Jun, 2013

Marrakech really is a cool city and is great fun to visit. There are lots of things to see and it doesn't cost a lot - if anything - to see them. Here are my tips for enjoying it to its full . . .…Read More


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Visiting a Marrakech Pharmacy or Herbalist

Written by Slug on 31 Oct, 2012

Our hiking company paid for us to have a guide round Marrakech for half a day and for some of that time he took us around the souks. If you have a guide, one of the inevitable places you will visit will be a Moroccan…Read More


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Marrakech Souk - a must do Marrakech experience

Written by Slug on 29 Oct, 2012

Our travelling companions were hoping to find a good quality rug for their long thin hallway and so an afternoon in the Marrakech Souks beckoned. Happily our tour operator gave us the services of a guide for the afternoon, and while we could have found…Read More


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Roll Up Roll Up, Get Your Argan Oil Here!

Written by Slug on 01 Oct, 2012

One of the products fairly unique to Morocco is the production of Argon Oil. This is the oil of a nut that is reputed to have healing and health preserving powers. Why is it that every country seems to have such a product that its…Read More


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What to expect at a herbalist

Written by koshkha on 30 May, 2011

Close to the entrance of the Musee de Marrakech is a herbalist's shop. If you stand with the entrance to the museum behind you and look directly away from the museum, the herbalist is in the row of shops ahead of you and to the…Read More


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Eating and Drinking in Marrakech

Written by koshkha on 10 Apr, 2011

There are some countries that fill me with a sense of culinary expectation so much that my mouth is almost watering before I get off the plane. Sadly Morocco is not one of those countries. I don't eat meat and haven't done so for over…Read More


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MFOJ: Moroccan Fresh Orange Juice

Written by manlalakbay on 09 Jan, 2010

Marrakesh can get a bit warm during the day, so one can get a bit parched in the throat. You can't really trust tap water in a desert country, can you? So how do you deal with thirst the Moroccan way? Why…Read More


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Traditional Morrocan Cuisine

Written by manlalakbay on 08 Jan, 2010

One of the things I found most welcome in Marrakesh is how affordable their food is. I'd go as far as saying it's quite cheap. Even students like us could afford to eat as much as we like without feeling the credit crunch.…Read More


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Effervescent Marrakech

Written by Isabel G. on 23 Aug, 2009

If you think you’re well rehearsed in the choreography required to navigate Oxford Street at rush hour on a Friday night, then try any street in the medina of Marrakech. Dropped off by our taxi from the airport, we found ourselves wading upstream as cyclists,…Read More


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Marrakesh

Written by poulshotman on 24 Sep, 2006

I recently visited Morocco, first touring Marrakesh by myself and then linking up with 15 other people on an Exodus Travel trekking holiday through the High Atlas Mountains.Whilst in Marrakesh I stayed at the Yaoub Hotel, which is in the Gueliz area and next to…Read More


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