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MarrakechMorocco

The cultural center of Morocco is known for its distinctive red buildings and crowded, atmospheric marketplaces.

The imperial city of Marrakech, considered by many to be the cultural centre of Morocco, is full of history and color, but also has a foot firmly in the modern world.

Marrakech’s old fortified city, or Medina quarter, is the center of local activity and the place where you’ll find a traditional Moroccan experience. Walk through the Djemaa El-Fna, the main square at the entrance to the Medina, and enjoy a fresh orange juice while taking in the daily bustle. You’ll see anything from dentists to snake charmers and henna tattooists. To the west, the Koutoubia Mosque is one of the tallest buildings in the old city and a spectacular sight during the day.

Head north from the Djemaa El-Fna, and you’ll find yourself in the city’s famous souks, or marketplaces. Marrakech has some of the biggest traditional souks in Morocco.

There is also plenty to do in other parts of the city. Visit the Bahia Palace, with its beautiful courtyard gardens, and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, an old Islamic school famous for its interiors and intricate wall decorations. The Musée de Marrakech next door is also worth a visit, with art collections focusing on Moroccan and Islamic art.

If you’re looking for a more European experience, Marrakech also has a lot to offer. Head to the newer parts of the city for boutiques and restaurants.

At night, the Djemaa El-Fna adopts a different side, with local eateries and stalls set up across the entire square. Spices and smoke fill the square as thousands of locals and tourists come out for dinner. The stalls are government regulated, but it is still a good idea to watch what you are eating. At night, the streets are always lively and the nightlife in Marrakech is arguably the best in the region.

Marrakech lies at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The best time to go is winter, which brings milder temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night.

Where to stay in Marrakech

Jamaa el Fna

Medina

4/5Very Good!(852 area reviews)

Medina is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Jemaa el-Fnaa and Le Jardin Secret.

Medina
Marrakech showing a city

Gueliz

4/5Very Good!(114 area reviews)

Travelers come to Gueliz for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Carré Eden Shopping Center and Avenue Mohamed VI while you're in town.

Gueliz
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Hivernage

4/5Very Good!(202 area reviews)

Hivernage is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Palais des Congres or Menara Mall.

Hivernage
Palmeraie

Palmeraie

4/5Very Good!(31 area reviews)

Palmeraie is popular for its colorful gardens, and you can check out High Atlas, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

Palmeraie
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Agdal

3.5/5Good!(74 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and relaxing spas are top of the list for many visitors to Agdal. A stop by Agdal Gardens or Avenue Mohamed VI might round out your trip.

Agdal
Mechouar-Kasbah featuring a square or plaza

Kasbah

Kasbah is noteworthy for its spas, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Royal Palace and Saadian Tombs.

Kasbah

Top Hotels in Marrakech

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech
Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech
4 out of 5
Commune Rurale Ouidane Sidi Youssef Ben, Ali. BP.: 3759, Amerchich, Marrakech
The price is $150 per night

This family-friendly Marrakech hotel is located on the boardwalk, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from High Atlas, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Agdal Gardens and Bahia Palace. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (442 reviews)
Recent holiday

"My friend and I stayed at the Iberostar Palmeraie for 5 nights. We couldn’t fault the stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech
Kenzi Club Agdal Medina All Inclusive
Kenzi Club Agdal Medina All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Avenue Mohamed VI Zone de l Agdal, Marrakech
The price is $170 per night

This family-friendly Marrakech property is located near the airport, just steps from High Atlas and Avenue Mohamed VI. Agdal Gardens and Oasiria Water Park are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Great & very helpful staff. Amazing food collection in the open buffet."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Kenzi Club Agdal Medina 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
The price is $133 per night

This family-friendly Marrakech property is within 3 mi (5 km) of High Atlas, La Plage Rouge, and Noria Golf Club. Oasiria Water Park and Agdal Gardens are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (670 reviews)

"It was beautiful, clean, friendly and fun. Activities galore and great shows. Entertainment ('animation') staff were incredible. All staff were super friendly. The views were phenominal and after a week in the medina and souks this was the perfevt location. They need to work on vegan options as everything ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Marrakech

Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Jemaa el-Fnaa

4/5(498 reviews)

Watch spellbinding dance routines, interact with snake charmers and browse the market stalls in this fascinating cultural hub on a central square.

Majorelle Gardens
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Majorelle Gardens

4.5/5(279 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Majorelle Gardens, a popular green space in Marrakech. Make time for the shops and local tours in this culturally rich area.

Menara Gardens
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Menara Gardens

4/5(151 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Menara Gardens, a popular green space in Marrakech. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this relaxing area.

Bahia Palace
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Bahia Palace

4.5/5(334 reviews)

Find out about the history of Bahia Palace, one of the top monuments in Marrakech. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this relaxing area.

Menara Mall
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Menara Mall

4/5(84 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Menara Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Marrakech. Amble around this relaxing area's picturesque gardens, or seek out the local tours.

Le Jardin Secret
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Le Jardin Secret

4.5/5(80 reviews)

Le Jardin Secret is a popular museum in Marrakech with a story of its own. Amble around this relaxing area's picturesque gardens, or seek out the local tours.

Top things to do in Marrakech

Marrakech City Tour Hop On-Hop Off
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Marrakech City Tour Hop On-Hop Off

$20
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Sunset Tour & Dromedary Ride at Palm Grove
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Sunset Tour & Dromedary Ride at Palm Grove

$30
Per adult
The Magnificent Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Tour
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The Magnificent Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

$54
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Marrakech by Night Tour by Horse-Drawn Carriage
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Marrakech by Night Tour by Horse-Drawn Carriage

$28
Per adult
Ouarzazate & Ait Ben-Haddou Full-Day Tour
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Ouarzazate & Ait Ben-Haddou Full-Day Tour

$77
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Overnight Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech with Camel Ride and Desert Camp
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Overnight Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech with Camel Ride and Desert Camp

$84
Per adult

Reviews of Marrakech

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
424
5 - Excellent 48.735632183908045%
4 - Good
345
4 - Good 39.6551724137931%
3 - Okay
76
3 - Okay 8.735632183908047%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 2.0689655172413794%
1 - Terrible
7
1 - Terrible 0.8045977011494253%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 6, 2020

choose wisely.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

I think it was much safer than I was led to belive before I arrived. All the people I dealt with were honest and honerable. Defintly book a Riad in old marakesh, and not a hotel in new marakesh. Otherwise you will miss the point of visiting marakesh

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Loved loved loved it!!! Must spend lots of time in the Souk!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Marrakech was a friendly and safe City! Definitely will visit again. I had a excellent visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Staying in the Medina is the whole point of being in Marakesh. If you stay in the new town, it like staying in any other big city and you entirely miss out on the experience. We ate at PepeNero and Nomad. Both recommend in the market vicinity

5/5 - Excellent

Andrew

Mar 13, 2020

Very friendly people who will go above and beyond to help lost travelers in the maze of sooks. Never felt unsafe. Purchased a lot of things not available in the US and got great bargains (after negotiations of course).

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