Marrakech

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Marrakech which includes performance art as well as a small group of people
The imperial city of Marrakech is also the cultural centre of Morocco, being full of history and bustling markets with incredible architecture. But despite all this tradition, it’s also certainly part of the modern world.

In the old fortified city of Marrakesh, it’s in the Medina district that you’ll find most of the city’s activities and attractions. It's where you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan experience. Walk over to Djemaa el-Fna, the main square at the entrance to Medina, and enjoy a fresh orange juice while you're taking in the daily bustle. You'll find everything here, from dentists to snake charmers to henna tattooists. Look to the west and you’ll see the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the tallest buildings in the old town, standing proudly over the city – a spectacular sight.

Walk north from Jemaa El Fna Square and you'll encounter the famous souks - or markets - of the city. Marrakech has the largest traditional souks in all of Morocco.

Although Medina might be considered the main event by most tourists, there’s still plenty to do and see off the beaten track. Visit the Bahia Palace, with its beautiful courtyards, and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, an ancient Muslim school known for its interior and detailed wall decorations. The adjacent Musée de Marrakech is also worth a visit, with grand collections of Moroccan and Islamic art.

Looking for a more European experience? Try visiting the newer areas of the city for trendy boutique shops and restaurants.

When evening descends, visit Djemaa El-Fna, a city square packed with local outdoor eateries and stalls. Spices and smoke fill the square while thousands of locals and tourists cram in for a bite to eat. The stalls are supervised by the government, but it's still a good idea to pay attention to what you eat.

Marrakech sits at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, which, if you’re a more determined hiker, are well worth a climb. Of course, long hikes and exploring cities is much harder under a blistering sun, so we recommend visiting during the winter when daytime temperatures are milder and the evenings are cool.

Where to stay in Marrakech

Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Route Fes, km 6, Marrakech, 1585
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £118 per night from 8 Jul to 9 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Marrakech. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (728 reviews)
"Beautiful and clean property with friendly staff. A few things need improvement: 1. WIFI - hit or miss unless you go to the lobby. It’s unavailable for several minutes at a time. 2. Food - from a six night stay, we were only permitted to reserve a speciality (Moroccan) restaurant once. Additionally, ..."

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - All Inclusive
Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 5, Route de Tahanaout, Marrakech, 40065
The price is £172 per night from 9 Jul to 10 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Marrakech. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4/5 Very Good! (777 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
5 out of 5
1 Boulevard de la Menara, Marrakech, 40000
The price is £456 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (459 reviews)
"Faultless"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2022

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart hotel MOUNA
Appart hotel MOUNA
3.5 out of 5
7, Avenue Yaacoub El Mansour, Marrakech, 40000
The price is £54 per night from 5 Aug to 6 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a steam room. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (80 reviews)
Spacious comfortable apartment
"Spacious comfortable apartment. Wifi was spasmodic, very few English tv channels (only news ), 2nd tv didn't work (not tuned in). The apartment was spacious, however lacked a microwave and very few cooking utensils. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had problems with the apartment when we first ..."

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Appart hotel MOUNA
Mogador MENZAH
Mogador MENZAH
4 out of 5
Avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakech, 40000
The price is £68 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 coffee shops/cafes and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
2.8/5 (581 reviews)
"Unfortunately, the hotel was very bad. I did not like it. It was far from everything. Noisy mattresses and blankets with an unpleasant smell. I did not feel comfortable in a place I did not enjoy a place at all."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

Mogador MENZAH
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
4 out of 5
Route de Casablanca, Ouled Benrahmoun, Marrakech, 40000
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (243 reviews)
"For children area is fantastic staff also wery helpful thanks animateur in this area -little far for center city but is navette correct for tourne city"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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