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Marrakech

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Best Time: March - May Read More

Ideal duration: 3 days

Nearest Airport: Morocco Check Flights

"Magical Marrakech"

Marrakech Tourism

With magnificent palaces, historic museums, beautiful green gardens and great shopping culture, Marrakech offers a plethora of amazing attractions to tourists. The imperial city and monuments cite the perfect landmarks depicting the ancient culture and architecture and you will know why Marrakech makes a great vacation spot for tourists.

Marrakech has a long history and displays the dynamic Berber towns with innumerable attractions which can absolutely lure visitors from all across the globe. Located in the heart of the country, Marrakech is one of the biggest cities of Morocco and is a home to infinite landmarks, fantastic monuments, intriguing museums along with a gorgeous river meandering through the city. It is amazing to see how the once neglected city has developed and turned out to be a tourism paradise for the country. Dive into the maze of Medina souks or explore the Majorelle gardens, Marrakech will surprise you at every stop. The city offers a comfortable and a pleasant stay with many scenic landscapes that is bound to woo you. Wonderful as it seems, this city is loved by one and all.

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Nightlife in Marrakech

Nightclubs, cocktail bars and more await you at Marrakech. Avenue Mohammed V is a popular spot for these clubs. Ones to not miss out on include Bar Churchill for its artistic interiors and sophisticated patrons, Caf_ Arabe for its rooftop views, Comptoir Darna, the club, African Chic for live music and Famous 555 Club Marrakech for great music.

Shopping in Marrakech

Marrakech has a lot of fun souks and markets. Go to the Marrakech souk for some lovely bargains, the Ensemble Artisanal for some peaceful browsing and/or shopping, Menara Mall and Carre Eden Shopping Centre for tons of products and unique brands.

Currency in Marrakech

There are plenty of bureau and exchange facilities at the airport. You would also find many ATMs in the city where you can withdraw cash, however you are likely to incur some tariff on that. It is best to get the foreign currency exchanged at the airport itself an duse ATMs or cards at the selective places only.

Exchanging Money in Marrakech

Budget travel- 350Dh, Comfortable travel- 700Dh, Luxury Travel - 1200Dh

Religion of Marrakech

Islam is the dominant religion of Marrakech.

Marrakech Customs

About 10% of the total bill should be left behind as a tip for the staff and servers in Marrakech. Women should refrain from wearing any kind of revealing clothes. Bare arms and legs and low necklines are not very well appreciated here.

Language of Marrakech

Arabic is most commonly spoken here, followed by French and English.

History of Marrakech

Marrakech was founded in 1062, by the Almoravids. In those days, Marrakech was beautifully endowed with majestic walls built using pure red sandstone, mosques, lavish gardens and ostentatious palaces. In the 12th century, it became the capital of the Almohad caliphate. After the second World War, it became more popular among people like Winston Churchill, the Rolling Stones, etc.

Restaurants and Local Food in Marrakech

Marrakech as amazing as it looks, has an even more amazing palate of delicacies. Locals prefer to add a variety of spices giving it a really strong taste. The most famous dishes include B'ssara (a traditional rich soup of dried beans), Fish chermoula and Kefta tagine (beef or lamb minced with veggies)
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