Marrakesh, also Known as the Red City thanks to the hue of the thick walls surrounding the old city, is one of the most famous cities in Morocco. The city has nearly a thousand years of history and today with more than a million and half inhabitants. It's also one of the imperial cities of Morocco together with Fez, Rabat and Meknes. This exotic imperial city is a melting pot of ancient and modern sights, smells and sounds and a popular choice for many travelers and holiday makers. Marrakech is a favorite tourist destination, thanks in large part to its monuments, the characteristic atmosphere of its streets, its weather and its varied and spectacular cuisine.
Within Marrakech visitors can find everything from mosques to extravagant palaces and lush gardens, with medieval city features as old as the Berber Empire, juxtaposed against modern architecture. Local souqs can be found amongst winding alleyways, with vendors selling traditional Moroccan crafts such as pottery, textiles, and jewellery, and there is always food and entertainment to be found in areas such as Djemaa El Fna. With so many exciting options within one exciting city and even more to be found beyond its borders, Marrakech is Africa’s number one destination for tourists, and is one of the world’s most-visited destinations.
Medina Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, is where we find many of the main attractions of the city as the Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech Museum, Medersa Ben Youssef, the Royal Palace and its big wall, the mosque and the palace of the Bay , Dar Si Said or the big Badi Palace.
Jemaa el Fna It's the main square of Marrakech and is one of the best attraction of this great city, it's common to find acrobats, musicians, snake charmers, storytellers and generally all kinds of people who live by entertaining the visitors to the square and are mixed with sellers of all kinds of items. Every day at nightfall, the square is transformed into a large market with hundreds of food stalls which are visited by thousands people every day for eating.
Marrakech Souk It is one of the most popular places of the city is noted for its stores distributed in dozens of streets with all type of items we can imagine, its smells, its peculiar environment, etc. .. As anywhere in Marrakech, in the souk you can also haggle with shops.
Koutoubia Mosque This twelfth century mosque is the largest in Marrakech, stands out for its beautiful architecture and a height of 69 meters. The entry is only allowed to Muslims.
Bahia Palace This grand palace was built in the nineteenth century with more than 150 rooms. It was built with the intention of being the world's most impressive palace. The roofs of the rooms and the Courtyard of Honor are its main attractions.
Museum of Marrakech The museum is located in a large nineteenth century palace, housing collections of weapons and historical and traditional objects of Morocco. It’s definitely one of the biggest attractions of Marrakech.
The Palm Grove The palm grove of Marrakech is a great area with more than 100 thousand palm trees, is the source of wood and dates palm for the city. This place has become a tourist destination with luxury hotels and homes. Many people who travel to Marrakech also choose visiting places of great natural interest as impressive Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ourika Valley or excursions to the Sahara desert.
Coming to Marrakesh
Marrakesh is well-connected internationally, and has come to be known as the number one choice for visits. Its international airport is one of the busiest airports in Morocco. Flights to Marrakesh are available from many cities around Europe, including Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Brussels, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milan, etc. There are also local connections available via Casablanca for visitors coming from elsewhere, such as the US or Canada.