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7 Great Reasons to Visit Marrakech

Marrakech is among the most popular Moroccan cities and is definitely one that can provide you with unique and unforgettable experiences. The city is often referred to as “the red Marrakech due to the color the walls are, a majority of tourists fall in love the city. If you have the chance to visit only one Moroccan destination, I strongly suggest putting a trip to Marrakech at the top of your list. The city is stunning charming, charming and combines everything that you can experience and do in Morocco.

Here are seven reasons to go to Marrakech the city that has captured the hearts of many and must be on any Morocco itinerary.

1. Shop in Jamaa El Fna Market

The market is located in the city center. ‘Jamaa El Fna’, which is located in the city center of Marrakech, is considered most crowded market in Africa providing visitors with a variety of opportunities to experience the same. You’ll find plenty of the souks that are located in Marrakech.

Although Jamaa El Fna is open all day the most ideal time to visit is right before sunset when snake enchanters, acrobats musicians, and storytellers start prepping for their performance. It’s difficult to describe the atmosphere of this animated market, since it’s not something I’ve seen in any other place. What I can tell you is that it’s warm charming, relaxing and you will feel completely secluded from the everyday stresses it’s like it were a “1001 nights” tale.

If you begin to feel hungry, you should follow the smell of delicious food and go to the spot that you can see smoke rising upwards. You will see a multitude of food vendors on the streets selling some of the best Moroccan food items. This brings me to my third reason to go to Marrakech.

2. Sample Delicious Food

Anyone who knows me can confirm that I’m a foodie. Sometimes, I pick my places by the deliciousness of the food in the area is. What do you think? If you’re as I am, Marrakech can be heaven to you.

Jamaa El Fna market is one of the markets in Marrakech where the food is delicious and inexpensive. I’ve never been deceived. There are many Moroccan recipes worth trying ensure that you are knowledgeable prior to your visit about Moroccan cuisine and the dishes. How better to accomplish this than to take an cooking class at Clock Kitchen.

If you’re in Marrakech make sure to taste the ‘Tangia’ a very tender meat tagine which melts in your mouth and is a local speciality of the cuisine. If you’re vegan, you can ask for the ‘couscous and seven vegetables and the tagines made of vegan ingredients and taste the variety of Moroccan salads that are all delicious.

3. Explore The Medina

If you’re a fan of souvenirs made of handmade products that are made of top quality materials such as silver and leather or simply love to explore Morocco tradition and culture, then take the time to go to Marrakech’s Medina in Marrakech. The Medina is situated just within a short distance of Jamaa el Fna in Marrakech downtown. It is similar to the Ali Baba cavern. It is best to plan at least three or four hours to visit because the area is massive with labyrinthine streets and plenty to discover and see. Take your camera, your GPS, and your wallet (as you could find yourself buying lots of things) and set out for an enjoyable walk through The Medina streets.

4. Explore the Story of the Past

Nearly 1000 centuries old Marrakech is its capital city during the reign of the Almoravids and also enjoyed huge periods of splendours in Morocco’s Arabic civilizations. Marrakech was conquered by the French protectorate just before Morocco gained its independence in 1956. It is all to say that Marrakech is among Marrakech’s Moroccan cities that are the most deeply rooted in the past, and can still be seen in numerous historic sites, waiting to be explored.

If you are looking for a romantic and historic stroll, you can visit the ‘Menara’ with its beautiful botanical garden. Also, there is Koutoubia, the Koutoubia, Marrakech biggest mosque built by the Almohads which is where people gather in the evenings to talk, make acquaintances and unwind.

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5. Enjoy a Moroccan Desert Tour

Even though Marrakech weather and the palmeraie oasis (a plantation that has more than 100,000 trees) will provide you with an idea of Moroccan desert, you’ll need to travel a bit further south to get the complete Moroccan the desert. Marrakech is an ideal base for this since there are numerous desert tours which depart directly from Marrakech.

One thing to bear in your mind is that you shouldn’t wander through the desert on your own. The danger of getting lost is very real.

6. Modern Nightclubs for a party

If you’re an avid night-time owl and enjoy dancing and having fun it is likely that you’ll appreciate Marrakech nightlife. It is one of Morocco’s most nightclubs. In reality, the majority of trendy Moroccans visit regularly Marrakech for a great night out.

Visit Le Salama’s restaurant and lounge within Jamaa El Fna if you are looking for trendy restaurants and beautiful Moroccan interiors paired with a funkier vibe. Another favorite spot is ‘Dar anaka’ which is a great spot to sip a drink and relax while watching the sun set from the roof. As the evening progresses the atmosphere gets lively with beautiful belly dancers, live music and music from the traditional Moroccan music.

7. Enjoy a stay in an authentic Riad

If you don’t want to book a hotel room an hotel, I would recommend staying in an authentic Riad in Marrakech. They’re within the same range of prices as hotels and can make your stay more unforgettable and luxurious. You can also find riad accommodations on Airbnb.

The authentic riads are small and cozy, with some luxury and located in the downtown area of. If you are unable to find a Riads in your area, don’t be concerned there are many more hotels that are modeled after the riad style, so that you will get the same luxurious real-life experience. If you reserve your room in advance you’ll be able to secure great deals.

Additional Activities to do in Marrakech

These are only a few of the reasons you should travel to Marrakech and the surrounding areas. Get Your Guide also has numerous activities to take into consideration making reservations for.

When should you go to Marrakech

I recommend that you visit Marrakech or the Desert in the spring or autumn. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot go to Marrakech in summer or winter however, in these seasons you may not have the opportunity to experience all the experience.

I’ve been to Marrakech numerous times throughout the summer months. Although I was unable to go out in the daytime for long walks due to the scorching temperatures I usually waited until the sunset when people are leaving their homes. The streets are lively and lively and the air is more fresh and the sunset’s reddish hue enhances the beauty of the moment.