Marrakech is among the most frequented Moroccan cities, and certainly one that offers memorable and authentic experiences. It is also known as ”The Red Marrakech due to the hue the walls are, a majority of people fall in love with the city. Also, if you only have time to go to one Moroccan location, I would highly recommend that you put a visit to Marrakech top of your list. It is beautiful charming, charming and combines all the fascinating things 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 each Morocco itinerary.
1. Shop in Jamaa El Fna Market
In the center of Marrakech, ‘Jamaa al Fna’ in Marrakech is the most crowded market in Africa offering tourists a wide range 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 before sunset when snake enchanters, acrobats musicians and storytellers begin prepping to perform. It’s hard to define the atmosphere in this market because it’s not something I’ve seen in any other place. The only thing I can say is that it’s cozy charming, relaxing and you will feel completely secluded from the everyday stresses like if it were a “1001 nights” tale.
If you begin to feel hungry, take note of the scent of food that is delicious and walk to the area where smoke is coming out of. You will see a multitude of food vendors on the streets selling the most delicious Moroccan food items. That brings me to my second reason why you should go to Marrakech.
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2. Sample Delicious Food
Anyone who knows me will confirm that I’m a foodie. Sometimes, I pick my places because of how tasty the food in the area is. You know what? If you’re anything as I am, Marrakech is a paradise for all of you.
Jamaa El Fna market is one of the markets in Marrakech where food is delicious and extremely 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. There is no better method to learn about this than to take an cooking class at Clock Kitchen.
If you’re in Marrakech Don’t forget to taste the ‘Tangia’, which is a very tender meat tagine which melts in your mouth and is a local specialty of local cuisine. If you’re a vegan, request the ‘couscous and seven vegetables as well as the tagines that are vegan and also try the various Moroccan salads that are all delicious.
3. Explore The Medina
If you are a lover of souvenirs of handmade products that are made of top quality materials such as silver and leather or you simply enjoy exploring Morocco customs and culture, make 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, and is akin to the Ali Baba cavern. It is recommended to plan at least three or four hours for the trip because the area is huge with labyrinthine streets and plenty to discover and see. Take your camera, your GPS and your purse (as you may be tempted to buy a variety of things) and take a an enjoyable stroll through The Medina streets.
4. Explore the Story of the Past
With a population of nearly 1000 centuries old Marrakech is the capital of Morocco during the reign of the Almoravids and enjoyed long moments of splendour with Morocco’s Arabic civilizations. It was conquered by a French protectorate just before Morocco was granted independence in 1956. This is to say that Marrakech is among Marrakech’s Moroccan cities that is 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’ area and its stunning botanical gardens. It also has Koutoubia, the Koutoubia, Marrakech biggest mosque built by the Almohads where residents gather in their evenings to meet, chat, with friends, and enjoy.
5. You can take a Moroccan Desert Tour
Although Marrakech weather and the palmeraie oasis (a plantation with more than 100,000 trees) will provide you with an idea of Moroccan desert, you’ll have to head a little further south to get the complete Moroccan the desert. Marrakech is an ideal base for this since there are many desert excursions that leave out of the capital city.
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 love to party and dance You will surely appreciate Marrakech nightlife. It is among Morocco’s most party spots. Indeed, the most fashionable Moroccans visit regularly Marrakech for a great night out.
Visit “Le Salama” restaurant and lounge at Jamaa El Fna if you are looking for trendy restaurants and beautiful Moroccan decor, paired with a jazzy vibe. Another favorite spot is ‘Dar anaka’ which is a great spot to sip a drink and relax while enjoying at the sunrise from the top. As the night progresses the atmosphere gets lively with beautiful belly dancers, live music and tradition Moroccan music.
7. Enjoy a stay in an authentic Riad
If you don’t want to book a room at the hotel, I strongly suggest staying in a traditional Riad in Marrakech. They’re in the same range of prices as hotels, and will ensure that your stay is special and elegant. You can also find riad-stays on Airbnb.
The authentic riads are small and intimate, but some are luxurious and are usually located in the downtown area of. If you can’t locate a hotel in the riad, don’t fret there are many more hotels that are modeled after the riad’s style, meaning you can enjoy the same luxurious as well as authentic experiences. If you book your reservation early enough and you’ll be able to secure great deals.
Others Activities that can be done in Marrakech
These are only a few of the many reasons to go to Marrakech and the area around it. Get Your Guide also has numerous activities to think about scheduling.
When should you go to Marrakech
I recommend that you visit Marrakech as well as the desert in the spring or autumn. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go during summer or winter however, during these times you may not be able to fully enjoy the sights and experiences.
I’ve visited Marrakech numerous times throughout the summer months. When I couldn’t leave the house in the daytime for long walks due to the scorching temperatures I usually waited until the sunset, which is when the locals begin to leave their homes. The streets become lively and lively and the air is more fresh and the sunset’s reddish hue enhances the beauty of the moment.