Marrakech

Travel Guide
Marrakech which includes performance art as well as a small group of people
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

Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Route Fes, km 6, Marrakech, 1585
The price is $127 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Stay at this 4-star spa property in Marrakech. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (728 reviews)
"Beautiful and clean property with friendly staff. A few things need improvement: 1. WIFI - hit or miss unless you go to the lobby. It’s unavailable for several minutes at a time. 2. Food - from a six night stay, we were only permitted to reserve a speciality (Moroccan) restaurant once. Additionally, ..."

Reviewed on May 29, 2022

Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie - 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, 40065
Fully refundable
The price is $170 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 4-star spa property in Marrakech. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4/5 Very Good! (777 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
5 out of 5
1 Boulevard de la Menara, Marrakech, 40000
The price is $482 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (459 reviews)
"Faultless"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart hotel MOUNA
Appart hotel MOUNA
3.5 out of 5
7, Avenue Yaacoub El Mansour, Marrakech, 40000
The price is $63 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a steam room. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (80 reviews)
Spacious comfortable apartment
"Spacious comfortable apartment. Wifi was spasmodic, very few English tv channels (only news ), 2nd tv didn't work (not tuned in). The apartment was spacious, however lacked a microwave and very few cooking utensils. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had problems with the apartment when we first ..."

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

Appart hotel MOUNA
Mogador MENZAH
Mogador MENZAH
4 out of 5
Avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakech, 40000
The price is $72 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 coffee shops/cafes, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
2.8/5 (581 reviews)
"Unfortunately, the hotel was very bad. I did not like it. It was far from everything. Noisy mattresses and blankets with an unpleasant smell. I did not feel comfortable in a place I did not enjoy a place at all."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Mogador MENZAH
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
4 out of 5
Route de Casablanca, Ouled Benrahmoun, Marrakech, 40000
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Marrakech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (243 reviews)
"For children area is fantastic staff also wery helpful thanks animateur in this area -little far for center city but is navette correct for tourne city"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Marrakech

Certain parts of Marrakech, such as the city’s old souks and squares, can only be explored on foot, and this is the best way to get a feel for the city’s intoxicating culture and chaos. Jump in a taxi for longer trips, or take a caleche – a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Cycling’s another popular way to get around, though you should be careful on the busy roads. Local buses are cheap but crowded. Visit the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics website.Browse Marrakech rental cars.

Best time to visit

Marrakech takes on different flavors throughout the year, which will likely influence when you choose to visit. Summer can be very hot, with the hottest temperatures in the high 90s F (high 30s C) in July and August. Winter is pleasantly mild, but can be chilly in the mornings and evenings. Spring has nice warm weather, and is the time when the city’s famous roses bloom into life, making it a lovely season to visit.

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