Known for its vibrant souks, magnificent mosques, towering minarets and pretty medinas, not to mention its circus-like square filled with snake charmers, street food and storytellers, Marrakech holidays are an enchanting melting pot of history and culture.
If ever there was a perfect place to put down the map and get lost in Marrakech, it’s within the rose-pink ramparts of the medina. The Djemaa El Fna is crammed with souks that spill haphazardly down every alley, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a haven for bargain-hunters. Wander through endless mounds of stacked spices, tightly-rolled carpets, embroidered kaftans, and woven blankets, all for sale in the shadow of these ancient walls. As daytime blends into night, snake charmers and street entertainers turn the place into one giant stage. Tuck into fried fish, skewered kebabs, or just a glass of fresh-pressed grapefruit juice from the swathe of street food markets, then watch as the show unfolds.
The famous 'Red City'
Wherever you’re standing, you’re likely to be overlooked by another of Marrakech’s myriad must-sees: Koutoubia Mosque. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, the mosque is topped by a 70-metre high minaret that’s become emblematic of the city and where the call to prayer sings out from, five times a day.
Wander through the Jardin Majorelle, a two and a half acre botanical garden gifted to Marrakech by French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and carefully created by a French Orientalist artist, called Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years.
Why not consider a multi-centre stay, travelling between Morocco and Essaouira, whilst including a visit to the Atlas Mountains? Whatever you’re looking for, call our Destination Specialists who can help you to create the perfect tailor made Marrakech holiday package.