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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.

Top Hotels in Marrakech

El Andalous Lounge & Spa Hotel
El Andalous Lounge & Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
Av du President Kennedy, Hivernage, Marrakech
The price is CA $76 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Hivernage, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of High Atlas and Avenue Mohamed VI. Menara Mall and Palais des Congres are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.4/5 (348 reviews)
Ok experience

"Mostly an amazing experience. The food was pricey so my advice is to go out and eat much cheaper. The room had a smell and ironing service was terrible so just take your own iron lol."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

El Andalous Lounge & Spa Hotel
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
5 out of 5
Rue Harroun Errachid, Quartier de l Hivernage, Marrakech
The price is CA $255 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

This family-friendly Marrakech hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of High Atlas, Avenue Mohamed VI and Menara Mall. Jemaa el-Fnaa and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (495 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, Superb cleanliness, lovely staff. I wish to have stayed longer"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2020

Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
Hotel Marrakech le Tichka
Hotel Marrakech le Tichka
4 out of 5
Semialla Bp 894 Route De Casablanca, Ave Abdelkrim Khattabi, Marrakech
The price is CA $59 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Gueliz, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of High Atlas and Avenue Mohamed VI. Marrakech Plaza and Carré Eden Shopping Center are also within ...

2.9/5 (507 reviews)

"Worst Hotel ever. Hours of delayed check in. No cleanliness. Staff that completely ignore you. No towels provided and had to ask every single day at least 6 times to get a towel. Would normally arrive at least a few hours after request but would disappear again the next day. It is a very outdated ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2019

Hotel Marrakech le Tichka
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.

Vacation Rentals in Marrakech

Designer Suite Center Marrakesh Private Terrace Pool Netflix
Designer Suite Center Marrakesh Private Terrace Pool Netflix
Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi

Located in Gueliz, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of High Atlas and Carré Eden Shopping Center. Marrakech Plaza and Avenue Mohamed ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Superbe expérience

"J'ai adoré mon séjour au Maroc et tout particulièrement cette location. Tout était présent pour passer un agréable moment et nous avons été très bien accueillis avec ma conjointe. Je vous recommande cet appartement magnifique ! (Merci également à la gérante qui nous a grandement aidé pour notre ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Designer Suite Center Marrakesh Private Terrace Pool Netflix
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
4 out of 5
Route de Casablanca, Ouled Benrahmoun, Marrakech

This family-friendly Marrakech aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of High Atlas and Musée Aman pour la Civilsation de l'Eau au Maroc. Majorelle Gardens and Avenue ...

4.1/5Very Good! (244 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
Domaine Rosaroum
Domaine Rosaroum
5 out of 5
Sidi Yahia La Palmeraie, Le Domaine Rosaroum, Marrakech
The price is CA $551 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Palmeraie, this luxury villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from High Atlas and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Musée Aman pour la Civilsation de l'Eau au Maroc. Marrakech ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Amazing Propery

"Stayed in Villa 14 & it was amazing. The service daily, the chef and the property were all immaculate. It’s great even for American standards. My only precaution would be if you’re afraid of bugs and the occasional lizard have someone else with you. As a kid I always dealt with this in a rural town ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2019

Domaine Rosaroum
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.

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Reviews of Marrakech

4.3

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 14.213197969543147%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 7, 2020

Taxi rides can be hair-raising, but drivers are very proud of their city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2020

Marrakech is the hungriest city we found in Morocco. From the souks to the taxi drivers, we had to be as aggressive as locals and push back. We toured three valleys and waterfalls including hiking in the Atlas mountains. High point of Marrakech

5/5 - Excellent

joakim

Feb 16, 2020

If you're going to Marrakech remember that the mornings and nights are extremely cold. Bring a sweater or a jacket with you.

5/5 - Excellent

Fred

Feb 1, 2020

A very unique experience.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 31, 2020

Busy in the market area and Médina. (even in off season).

4/5 - Good

Anita

Jan 8, 2020

Great place to visit - lots to do

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