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Marrakech

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About Marrakech

Marrakech's dominant marketplace -- the Djemaa el Fna -- has been the meeting place for food vendors, snake charmers, Berber storytellers and travelers for hundreds of years. From the marketplace, windy streets and alleyways -- all pedestrianized, save for the odd donkey cart or motor scooter -- curl around the median for miles, offering outdoor restaurants, hundreds of shops and Marrakech's answer to a hotel: the riad (a handful of beautifully tiled and painted rooms clustered around an interior courtyard, often with a pool). The call to prayer from the minaret of the statuesque Koutoubia Mosque adds to the allure of Marrakech's fascination. Visitors round out a day with a visit to a harem (Turkish bath), the sumptuous Majorelle gardens or a stroll through the Jewish quarter. Marrakech gets close enough to the fabled Atlas Mountains that adventurous souls often head into the mountains to explore stunning natural landscapes like the Ourika River Valley.

Popular Attractions in Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle
4.7/5
113 Reviews
Museum
Garden
Originally known as Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent was once a private villa built by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, and was later bought and lived by French fashion guru Yves Saint Laurent for several years. Now open to Marrakech's popular attractions, the park is full of rare plants, surrounded by a blue villa, as well as the tombstones of Eve Saint Laurent and a small cafe.
Jemaa el-Fnaa
4.4/5
131 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Square
Place Jemaa el-Fnaa is situated in the old town of Marrakech, both a civic plaza and a market. Because once night falls, it is full of entertainment, various food stalls and stands fill the entire square, snake charmers and various traditional performances bring in many tourists. There are some two or three-story buildings by the square as restaurants or coffee bars. Not far from the square is the Koutoubia Mosque, so the whole square is full of a deep Islamic atmosphere.
Medina of Marrakech
4.6/5
55 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
The old town of Marrakech, also known as the Maid, is the city centre of Maraca, where ancient mosques and huge traditional markets are located, as well as countless restaurants and cafés, where you can spend a whole day and local When people shop together, they can also find a coffee shop on the roof, and like a visitor, hold a pot of mint tea to enjoy the sunset.
Koutoubia Mosque
4.5/5
108 Reviews
Mosque
The Koutoubia Mosque is a landmark in Marrakech. Compared with other mosques, the uniqueness of the Koutoubia Mosque is that when the minaret was built, nearly 10,000 bags of precious oil were mixed in the mud of the bonded stones. Spices, the mosque exudes a rich aroma, so far still scented, so it is also known as the "fragrant tower."

Marrakech Tours & Tickets

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Marrakech colorful souks
4.5/5
4 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$42.90
Merzouga Desert Tour 2 nights 3 days
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$138.90
Private Marrakech Airport Transfer
5/5
2 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$18.90

Travelogue

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For many 2019 is a year of promise. Maybe you intend to start that new job. Maybe it’s the year you get the promotion you deserve. Perhaps 2019 is the year you add to your family or, maybe it’s time to start a family of your own. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope 2019 is your best year yet! To help get things started, we’ve been thinking about places with inspiring stories of their own. Places where 2019 is also going to be special. The result is our list of the top-5 destinations for the first half of 2019. It’s a year of promises and new beginnings!
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Marrakech Weather

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3 Jul 2020
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22°
Clear with Poor Air Quality
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5 Jul 2020
28°
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6 Jul 2020
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Trip Moments

weiyishan   
The Bahia Palace, built at the end of the 19th century, was the largest and most magnificent palace building in Morocco at the time. The word "Bahia" in the name means "wisdom." Located in the old streets of Marrakech, it looks unremarkable from the outside, but it has the most magnificent rooms, beautiful atrium, mosaic fountain, green glazed tiles in the sun, and large and small windows are decorated with Arabian-inspired grate wood-carved. All the doors, windows and lush trees filled courtyards are worth a good look. The biggest impression of this palace is that it is very big. Once I entered I was mesmerized. The decoration and layout are not very characteristic. When we went there, they were doing a small photo exhibition, but it was very good.
Posted: 8 Dec 2018
Mio   
Another highlight of Marrakech is the Bahia Palace, which is also one of my favorite royal palaces. With exquisite carvings and deep twists and turns, this palace is beautiful. Built in the late 19th century, the Bahia Palace was the largest and most magnificent palace building in Morocco at the time, but it was not the actual palace. Because the master Moussa was not the king, he was the big Vizier of the Sultanate. Davisil is the prime minister of the Islamic state. It took 1,000 craftsmen from Fez, and took seven years, to built a magnificent and beautiful palace like this. We did not have much time in hand; otherwise I would have definitely wandered around this place in the morning. It is really very beautiful!
Posted: 26 Dec 2018
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