Marrakech is like no other city on the planet. Its warm and vibrant, in terms of both climate and culture, and its packed with things to see and do. With Menara airport nearby, and a railway station offering easy access to cities like Casablanca, its well connected too.
A heady blend of old and new cultures with a distinctly exciting atmosphere
Stepping into Marrakech is quite an experience. The city is immediately welcoming with its uniquely vivacious atmosphere, and youll instantly be able to choose from a wealth of activities. Its divided between the Old Town, a sprawling but intimate series of winding alleys and bustling souks, and New Town, which offers chic art galleries and boutique shopping.
Once youve had your fill of the famous markets you can take your time exploring distinctive landmarks like the Museum of Islamic Art, and the citys ramparts. And just a short distance from the city, the Atlas Mountains offer a haven of peace and natural beauty.
Top 5 things to do in Marrakech
We could fill several pages with a list of things to do in Marrakech. You can find some of our top picks here:
- Buy traditional carpets, spices or magical supplies from the maze of souks within the citys Old Town
- Step into the Badii Palace, commissioned by Sultan Ahmed El-Mansour
- Take a day trip following Berber Trails in the Atlas Mountains
- Relax in the Menara Gardens, to the west of the city, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains
- Absorb rousing opera at the Théâtre Royal
Top 5 places to eat in Marrakech
The huge amount of diversity within the city ensures that theres plenty of choices when choosing where to eat. Here are a few of the tastiest:
- Eat delicious cuisine and sip cocktails on the rooftop terrace of Kechmara
- Take your pick from the El-Fna food stalls in the Djemaa, which serve authentic dishes like steaming snail soup
- Indulge yourself at the Tangia, where classic chicken tangine served with olives and lemon is a rare pleasure
- Patisserie Al-Jawda is filled with mouth-watering sweet and savoury delicacies, from figs to desert honey
- Follow a lantern-bearer to Ksar Essaoussan, where you can sip mint tea before the rooftop fountain