Marrakech, city of world tourism

Marrakech is a Makhzen city, much like Fez, Rabat, and Meknes, all of which are imperial cities. The successive dynasties that have resided there have contributed to its continual improvement. Additionally, it holds significant power as it lends its name to the entire country. Marrakech stands out as one of the most pivotal cultural hubs in all of Morocco. Serving as the epicenter of tourism, it is often the initial destination for travelers visiting Morocco. Renowned for its bustling markets, vibrant festivals, and myriad attractions, Marrakech enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a dynamic and prominent city.



Koutoubia is said to have bled when it was built in this city’s middle. It started to dye itself a dark red, making this city and the country’s national flag so red, as does the town itself. Marrakech will cover many essential things in the following paragraphs, like what to see and where you should stay, so pay attention.

Around 1070, one of the most potent Almoravid rulers, Abu Bekr, constructed a military garrison in the city. Yusef Ben Tachfin, his cousin and heir apparent, began changing the primitive oasis into a metropolis fit for his realm, which spanned from the Atlantic to Algeria and from the Sahara to the Ebro river. He is the one who got the ball rolling on this one. Overpowering Almohads nearly destroyed the first structures. Many of the new ones that took their place are still visible today.

The Djemaa el Fna is a famous square in the heart of the city of Marrakech. Known as Jemaa el-Fna Square, this cultural space is on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It was chosen by Humanity to be on this list. In this vast open space inside the old part of the city, you’ll find people who are relatively safe juggling and telling stories. If you want to buy something, you should go to a store in this country. Peoplmanys country goes to some of the best markets, souks, or shopping places globally. People from Spain like to go to the city of Marrakech because it has a lot of exciting things.

If you want to learn more about Marrakech’s history, culture, and art, you should hire a private guide to show you around. This will help you get a better sense of the city.

Marrakech is a great place to visit at any time of year

The best time to go to Marrakech is when it’s hot outside, like in the summer. It’s best to do it in the fall and winter, from September to May. Early in June, the city’s main cultural event can also be an excellent time to visit.

To get there: by train, car, or plane

The Marrakech International Airport is only 6 km from the city center to get there by plane. With Iberia and Royal Air Maroc, low-cost airlines can help you get to Marrakech from different parts of Spain. Here, you can see that there are very cheap flights from Spain.

It would be best if you took a taxi or hired your driver to get around the best. As an option, you can take a taxi. It costs about MAD 80 from the airport to the medina and about MAD 100 at night. Many parts of the medina can’t be reached by car, so if your hotel is in it and the taxi can’t get there, you’ll have to drop off somewhere in the medina and walk the rest of your way. They will take you to your hotel on a private transfer, and you won’t have to deal with taxis as you do with taxis.

Flights to Marrakech are just one of the ways to get there. You can also rent a car and drive to the city, which gives you more freedom and lets you visit all the towns you pass on the way. For those who don’t mind getting there by car, you can drive across the Strait of Gibraltar. You might have to pay a lot if you want to rent a car in Morocco. You should bring your car; it could be good to get your vehicle.

From Casablanca and other big cities, train lines go to Marrakech. The train leaves you almost in the middle of the town so you can walk to your hotel (in the new part, not in the medina). The prices are reasonable (check the schedules on the Moroccan railway’s website ).

The train and bus services have many routes connecting this city in the middle of the country to Casablanca and Rabat.

How do you get around?

It is primarily a city to see on foot. Its main attractions are in the medina, or old city, which is easy to get to on foot and usually used by cars. You can get a detailed map of the medina at your hotel. When you visit Marrakech on foot, it takes a lot of work to get around because of the city’s maze. A new town was built during the French protectorate in the 19th century. It’s about a half-hour walk from the old town to the new city (medina). In the new city, there are many ways to get around.

As you can see, there are a lot of

Marrakech needs a map of bus stops. To find them, you should ask your hotel. From the Jemaa el Fna, the number 11 that goes to the airport and the number 19 of the Alsa company are the most important. The train station is at numbers 3, 8, and 10.

The small taxis

Using them is good if you want to go to very far away places or through a new city. They are small taxis that cost very little money. Take a Grand Taxi when you have more than three people or want to leave the city.

There are horse-drawn cars (Buggies)

horse drawn

Buggies are also a cheap way to get around Marrakech and a fun way to see the city. They’re on the road from Jemaa el Fna square to the Koutoubia Mosque, where you can take a horse-drawn carriage.

When you visit Marrakech, what should you do or see?

Marrakech is a fun city to walk around and get to know. The best places depending on how long we have to spend there. If you go to the dentist every day, it can look good in two or three days. If you have a little time, don’t worry about trying to see everything, because we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the city’s essence this way. To use as a guide, these are some places you should visit when you visit Marrakech.

The Koutoubia Mosque 

Koutoubia Mosque

You must take it. It’s one of the most essential and largest mosques in Islam’s Western world. From almost anywhere in the city, the Koutoubia Minaret can see. As the tallest building in Marrakech, it is forbidden to lift any other, even slightly more elevated than this one. Abd el Mou built it before the construction of the sanctuary. His young son, Yacoub El Mansour, finished it, and he did it with help from his father (1184-1189). It’s easy to see where it gets its name. A book souk named “kotoubiin” was used to locate nearby. As a result, it is also known as the Mosque of Book Sellers. Non-Muslims are barred from entering the Koutoubia mosque, as they are from most mosques.

Garden Menara

Garden Menara

If you want to see a well-known and photographed garden, this one is it! Minzah is a pavilion next to the park covered in green tiles. It is one of the city’s most beautiful images, with the Atlas Mountains covered in snow as an attractive background. For families living in Marrakech, these gardens are a place where they can spend time together and get away from the city’s busy noise. It’s about a 45-minute walk from the main square to these gardens, Southern end: It’s 3 km long and 1.5 km wide., In this case, the trees and the artificial pond are all made of fruit and olive trees. These gardens were built by the Almohads in the 12th century when they were in power. They devised a way to bring water from the Atlas thaw through underground pipes to water the olive groves and orchards. Moulay Abd er Rahman made it possible in the XIX (1922-1859).

In the El Badi Palace, you can see a lot of

El Badi Palace

Several meters away from the famous Jemaa el Fna square, this is where you can stay. Ahmed al-Mansour, the Sultan of Egypt at the end of the 16th century, built this palace five months after defeating the Portuguese in the Battle of the Three Kings on August 4, 1578. He wanted to make the court the most luxurious and exquisite anyone had ever seen. The name “El Badi” comes from which means “The Impossible.” Today, it is almost in ruins. It’s just the building’s walls and an orange-filled esplanade left, but the view of the city and its environs is spectacular. The city of Marrakech should be on your travel itinerary because of its rich history. During the annual Moroccan folklore festival, the magnificent ruins of this palace served as a backdrop.

The tombs of the Saadies

It is one of the most popular places to go, and it is in the Kasbah neighborhood. They were built by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who made the El Badi Palace in the 16th century. They were only found in 1917 after some French planes flew over them. When the city was at its best, the Saadies ran it from 1524 to 1659. This is one of the few things that show that. A high wall separates the Kasbah from the tombs, making it hard for people to get to them. We can also go to a beautiful garden with more than 100 tombs with colorful mosaics in it, and we can see them.

Medersa Ben Yousef

Medersa Ben Yousef

If you’re in Marrakech, this is one of the best things to see. It’s right next to a mosque that has the same name. These people are the founders of this school of Koranic theology. The Merinid Sultan Abou el Hassan started it, quickly becoming the most important in North Africa. People lived there and at a Koranic school and a house. People from all over the Muslim world came to this school. I like how the stucco and mosaics work together with marble and cedarwood to make it look good. Inside is a large patio; the rooms have been decorated and recreated to make you think you’ve returned to a different time.

Jemaa el Fna square is where Jemaa lives

Jemaa el Fna

In Marrakech, Jamaa el Fna Square is a well-known landmark and the city’s beating heart. Tourists and residents alike utilize it to get an idea of how people live and work in the city. Many orange juice stands are open during the day. In the fall and winter, they also sell mandarin and grapefruit juices. Square: There are jugglers and snake charmers. Chained monkeys trained to be in photos with tourists, water carriers, storytellers, and more are all in the square. When hundreds of well-known restaurants start selling their food at dusk, the court reaches its zenith, or peak. Take your time strolling through it or sitting on one of the many terraces that border the path to get a feel for it. The United Nations has designated it part of the “Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.”

The Palace of Bahia

Palais Bahia

It’s a lovely palace located not far from Jemaa el Fna. Ahmed ben Moussa, a grand vizier of the Sultan, built it for his use in the late 19th century. Muhammad al-Mekki, a great Moroccan architect, designed and built the palace. He called in the best artisans to help with the project. It has 160 rooms on one floor because the vizier was so fast that he couldn’t go up and downstairs. It has a beautiful 8-hectare garden. Legend has it that Ahmed ben Moussa built this beautiful palace for his favorite of the 24 concubines and 4 wives in his harem. The castle’s name means “the beautiful one” or “the beautiful one,” and that’s what it’s called.

Marrakesh walls

Marrakesh walls

It is one of the things that make the city unique. The walls of Marrakech are made of adobe and have been kept up over the years. The sun’s rays and the weather affect their coloration. They protect the medina’s secrets, a complex network of narrow streets, and are close to the nine-door old town.

The garden of the Majorelle House

garden of the Majorelle House

It is in the new city, in the neighborhood of Guéliz, so it is in the town. This beautiful garden was made by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, and he made it (now its owner is Yves Saint-Laurent). Cacti, bamboos, bougainvillaea, and many other plants grow around a cobalt blue Art Deco chalet. Isn’t all: The gardens are known for having a lot of birds in them. Marrakech has a slew of additional attractions that are well worth a visit.

The Mellah of Marrakech, also known as the Jewish quarter, is a part of the city

This Mellah was built-in 1559; until 1936, it was the most important Jewish quarter in Morocco. Had 16,000 people living there. For the most part, Muslims have lived there since 1956, and they still do. Over the last few years, it has been said that only about 300 Jews are living in the city. They mostly live in the neighborhood of Guéliz. Mellah is the name of the Jewish community in Morocco. It is thought that the name comes from salt flats that were there when the Jewish quarter of Fez was built. The Mellah of Marrakech is near the Royal Palace, a good place for security. The walls also surrounded it with only two gates. Because they had these, they could get into the medina, which soldiers guarded. The medina was closed at night and only opened the following day.

The Koubba Ba’Adiyn is a place for people to meet and have fun

Qubba Ba’Adiyn, also known as the Almoravid Koubba, is a small dome-shaped building from the early 12th century. It was built by the second Almoravid king, Ali Ben Youssef. Because it is the only Almoravid structure in Morocco and the founder of Marrakech, it is essential. As a result, it reveals how the Almoravids were able to supply their capital with water. Ground level has increased throughout the city, making it difficult to get there. To reach there, we must go down a flight of stairs.

Marrakech has a slew of additional attractions that are well worth a visit. Dar el Makhzen, built by the Almohads, was made bigger and better by each new dynasty. There are also some fantastic ski resorts nearby. King Hassan II has done a lot of work in the early 1960s to make it look better. It’s also important to remember to visit the city’s Souks. National Folklore Festival: You must attend it if your trip falls during June. This festival brings together the best of popular music and dances in Marrakech. As many people go, it has very private places to stay. People in Marrakech love the hotel called La Mamounia, which is very well-known. But there are also camping and hostels, sophisticated Moroccan restaurants with folkloric and fantasy plays, and French, Italian, Jewish, and other cuisines in Moroccan restaurants. Party halls, nightclubs, and casinos are part of the city’s nightlife. Numerous architectural, cultural, and scenic excursions can be from the city. It’s possible to find a wide variety of activities in the High Atlas region of Morocco, including the villages of Tameslouht, Amismiz, and Asni.

Where can I eat?

Because Marrakech is the most popular city in Morocco, it has the most tourist options. People of all tastes and budgets can find something they like at this store. There are two types of restaurants in this section: cheap restaurants and restaurants that charge a lot of money.

In Marrakech, there are a lot of cheap places to eat.

Djemaa el-Fna square in this city is an excellent place to eat. There are many foods stands there. Quality, variety, and reasonable prices. When you’re having fun, you jump from one stall to the next and try a little of everything. In the late afternoon, this square looks like a smoky factory from which the best smells come. You can finish your meal with delicious fresh orange juice. Here are some ideas:

Chez Chegrouni: It’s a cheap restaurant in Jemaa-el-Fna. It has a great terrace to enjoy the food and the night view of the most crucial square in Morocco.

Café de France: We think it’s great. One of the best-known cafes in Marrakech is also in Jemaa-el-Fna and has a terrace right in the middle of the square. You can enjoy the most authentic and bohemian atmosphere at night while having a coffee or tea in the middle of the court.

Jemma-el-Fna Restaurant: It’s in the same name, square and authentic and popular restaurant. It could have better hygiene, but its most traditional and popular dishes are. There are no cutlery or plates in this restaurant, but there are if you ask. You’ll have to use your hands and a piece of bread to eat at this eatery. It’s a fascinating topic.

Le Marrakchi Restaurant: High-quality traditional food with dance shows. Next to the square, 52 Rue des Banques, is where you can find a bank.

In addition to this symbolic square, you can take note of the following low-cost ideas for any pocket.

Pizzeria Venezia: If you want to get away from traditional food and spicy dishes one day, this pizzeria is a great option. It’s on Avenida Mohammed V. It has a terrace in front of the Koutoubia mosque and has a lot of pizzas and salads on the menu. He was very ready.

Front of the Glaui palace

The Palais Jad Mahal is one of the most popular restaurants in the Bab Jdid neighborhood of Paris. It is in the Fontaine de la Mamounia, near the Bab Jdid neighborhood. It isn’t very cheap. Still, let’s compare it to other restaurants in the same category that serves international food. It’s very reasonable.

This is another restaurant that, even though it isn’t the cheapest, is worth going to because of how much money you get for your money. There is Riad Zitoun el Quedim which you can read about it.

The best restaurants in Marrakech

This restaurant is at 23 Derb Zanka Daika in the Palmeraie neighborhood. If you like jazzy music, this restaurant is for you. It’s hushed and serves food from worldwide, but its specialties are Moroccan food. It’s a little pricey, but it’s worth going. Always remember that wine always includes. Unless you specifically request otherwise, you’ll have to tell them before leaving.

The Casino de Marrakech, just next door to the Hotel La Mamounia, is owned by the hotel. There are belly dancers on stage during the breaks between blackjack and roulette.

Stylia: A fixed supper. A 15th-century Medina house is an excellent spot to enjoy authentic Moroccan meals and meet new people. Street number 34 Ksour

It’s a map of Marrakech, with all the important places for you.

From Marrakech, there are trips

Marrakech has the advantage of being in a perfect place. From Marrakech, you can go on many one-day trips to unique locations. Among the most popular pastimes are the following:

The trip took us to Essaouira

It’s a full-day tour of Essaouira, a former Portuguese colony. We will travel through vast Argan forests, where the valuable Argan oil produces. We’ll be able to see how it is made in one of the existing cooperatives. This town used to be a Portuguese citadel. Behind its walls are many beautiful historical sites that you can begin exploring as soon as you arrive.

Take a trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou

In one day, we’ll drive from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, cross Tiz’n’Tichka, and head into the Atlas Mountains. We’ll see incredible landscapes and beautiful Kasbahs or fortifications that overlook the port of Tichka, which is at the heart of the Atlas Mountains.

An excursion to the Ourika Valley

People go on many trips from Marrakech to see the green Ourika valley, about an hour away from Marrakech. You can see Toubkal, which is 4,167 meters high, and the beautiful peaks and valleys of the Great Atlas from the valley where Toubkal is. The whole area is full of hidden valleys, ancient villages, and substantial mountain rivers, where we can see how the people in the region live.

Asni and Imlil went on a trip to the Atlas

Take off in the morning for the great Atlas. We are at the base of Toubkal, the tallest mountain in Morocco and North Africa. Then we’ll go to Tahanaout, a small town where farmers from the region meet twice a week for the souk. In Asni, the country of amethyst (macrocrystalline) and the Valley of Ouirgane are also called the Valley of Happiness.

Take a trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

Under the beautiful waterfalls, you will have an excellent time for a whole day. You can find slopes of water up to 60 meters high. The best thing to do if you live near Marrakech is to see this natural wonder. It is thought to be the largest and most impressive waterfall in North Africa, and you should take the chance.

How long does it take to go on a desert trip to Zagora: two days

Under the beautiful waterfalls, you will have an excellent time for a whole day. You can find slopes of water up to 60 meters high. The best thing to do if you live near Marrakech is to see this natural wonder. Though it is the largest and most impressive waterfall in North Africa, you should take the chance.

Where to stay: hotel rooms and other places to stay in Marrakech

As with restaurants, there are different types of sites to visit in Marrakech, depending on your money. Each has its unique features, which you’ll read about below.

There are a lot of cheap hotels in Marrakech

Hotels and hostels that aren’t very expensive: If they get one, two, or three stars in Western countries, their rating is usually seen as “too high.” They can sometimes think of as a “hostel” in Spain.

Hostels are one of the most popular ways for young people from other countries to stay. They often have bunk beds, a kitchen, a specific area where people can get together for breakfast and dinner, etc.

There are a lot of places to rent a vacation apartment. Some people let their homes use as places for people to stay for a fee, while others are businesses that specialize in this kind of thing. Even though they don’t have receptionists and other hotel services, the owners can still provide some services on request or for an extra fee.

The best hotels in Marrakesh are at the top of the list

In Muslim culture, a house or old palace is usually built around a garden or central patio. There is typically a fountain from which water with purifying power flows, which is the norm. Two other things are true of most riads, though. As the first thing, the first thing to do is to stay in the medina of Marrakech or close to it because these are usually old or traditional buildings. And the second thing is that it doesn’t have a lot of room for people, which makes it even better because it’s private and quiet.

People who stay at these hotels say they are 5-star but more Western-style. Most of the time, they are new buildings or have been built specifically for hotel use. They are known for having many rooms and a lot of space for things like swimming pools, sports courts, and wellness rooms. They are usually big, international chain hotels that have been around for years.

There are few places to stay in the city, but we mention them here if you want to go on a trip to the desert. These beautiful traditional Amazightents have been set up in the middle of the dunes and under the stars: furniture, a full bathroom, comfortable sofas, a cozy setting, and more.

There are many hotels in Marrakech, each unique style and price point. Some are highly affordable, making it simple to take a city’s historic core tour. Search and book more than 400 hotels at the lowest price by clicking the link below.

Marrakech is an excellent place to buy

Marrakech place to buy

Shopping in Marrakech is a highlight of any trip to the city. However, the amount of money you have to work with might significantly impact what you can do. So we’ve separated the recommendations into categories such as restaurants and hotels: low-cost or high-end. ‘

Inexpensive things to buy

When it comes to making things, Marrakech is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Through its medina, you’ll find a lot of souks where you can buy handmade and traditional items. In many cases, you can buy them directly from the person who made them. Souk: Jemaa El Fna square is a souk with many different commercial stalls and shops. It’s not just books that you can buy in Cairo. There are groups of booksellers around Koutoubia. There are groups of leather goods sellers in Batna, Alcaiceras, Smata, and many other things you can buy in the city.

You can buy things as souvenirs in Marrakech: slippers, Argan oil, rugs, ceramics, spices, bags, etc. You can be sure that these ideas and everything else you find in the old town’s winding streets is traditional. The good news is that the prices for these items are more than reasonable. Negotiating with the seller is one of the most important rules for buying this kind of thing, so at least if you know how to do it, you can get the best deal.

Shopping for high-end goods in Marrakech is a great way to spend money.

It’s not just traditional crafts that you can buy in Marrakech. Western designers and creators have lived there for years, adding a modern touch to the artisan tradition. The term “ethnic” describes the combination of ethnic and chic, local and international, and old and new. The word “ethnic” has come. There are many stores where you can see this. KIS Boutique (Keep It Secret) and Aya’s are two.

Finally, we must remember the international luxury companies with a lot of business in Marrakech because it is the world’s most popular and cosmopolitan city. The central neighborhood is Gueliz, with streets like Rue de la Libertè. You will find the familiar chains in the world’s most important cities, some of which have ties to the town. When it comes to Yves Saint Laurent, things like this happen. The legendary French designer lived in and was inspired by Marrakech, where he opened a shop. Examine new Western-style malls like the Al Mazar Mall.

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