Marrakech

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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.

Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
5 out of 5
2/3 derb Makina Arset bel Baraka, Marrakech
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $42 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
This family-friendly Marrakech riad is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanneries and Jemaa el-Fnaa. Majorelle Gardens and Menara Mall are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (746 reviews)
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Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
4 out of 5
Angle Avenue Mohammed VI, et Avenue Hassan II, Marrakech
The price is CA $98 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Hivernage, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal, Harti Garden, and Palais des Congres. Place du 16 November and Menara Gardens ...
4.3/5Excellent! (697 reviews)
"Breakfast buffet used to be a lot better"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2021

Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
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 CA $155 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Set in Marrakech, this family-friendly property is within 9 mi (15 km) of Agdal Gardens, Menara Gardens, and Menara Mall. Jemaa el-Fnaa and Bahia Palace are ...
4/5Very Good! (694 reviews)
"Great staff and fun place to be"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2021

Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
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Palm Appart Club Marrakech
Palm Appart Club Marrakech
4 out of 5
Avenue du 7ème Art, Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech
The price is CA $68 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
This family-friendly Marrakech aparthotel is located near the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Cinema Megarama and Avenue Mohamed VI. Jemaa el-Fnaa and ...
3.4/5 (126 reviews)
An ideal aparthotel for a family
"This has been the best aparthotel for us. The apartment was spacious and ideally located, with a shopping mall just across the road where you could get all groceries from the superstore and also has Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dominos. The hotel staff was amazing, and contrary to other reviews we had ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2018

Palm Appart Club Marrakech
OY Apartment
OY Apartment
3.5 out of 5
Rue du Pacha, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
The price is CA $91 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Gueliz, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carré Eden Shopping Center and Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Casino de Marrakech and Koutoubia ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Très joli appartement, très propre, fonctionnel et décoration de goût. Emplacement idéal. Moins de 5 min à pieds des restaurants et boutiques. L’hôte est chaleureux et à l’écoute. J’ai réservé pour deux nuits et je reviendrai ! Je recommande vivement :) un vrai coup de cœur pour cet appartement et ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2020

OY Apartment
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
4 out of 5
Route de Casablanca, Ouled Benrahmoun, Marrakech
Located in Marrakech, this family-friendly aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Musée Aman pour la Civilsation de l'Eau au Maroc, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Majorelle ...
4.1/5Very Good! (243 reviews)
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Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
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