Last minute deals to Marrakech, one of Morocco's most vibrant cities
A place with buzzing markets and beautiful architecture
Marrakech is one of the most vibrant cities in Morocco, offering something for everyone. Days and nights can be spent searching for souvenirs and sampling authentic Moroccan cuisine at the city's world famous marketplaces and souks, while a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, which dominates Marrakech's skyline, is a must. Wander around some of the many museums the city has to offer, and marvel at the stunning architecture and art within them. For an authentic Moroccan experience, Marrakech is the place to head to.
Shop in the souks and markets
UNESCO World Heritage site Djemaa el-Fna marketplace is the main square in Marrakech, and is filled with food stalls and street performers. The site comes alive after sunset; inhale the delicious aroma of cooking kebabs as you file past snake charmers, fortune tellers, boxers and belly dancers, all performing to crowds of amazed onlookers. Sit by lantern light with a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and watch the shows.
Wander over to the souks in the Medina, just north of Djemaa el-Fna, and spend an entire day getting lost in the maze-like marketplace. Enjoy haggling over the price of clothing and textiles, spices and baskets, as well as authentic Moroccan cuisine such as cooked snails.
Visit the mosques and museums
Marrakech's fascinating mosques and museums are well worth a visit. The Koutoubia Mosque is an impressive sight on Marrakech's horizon; the four copper globes on top of the minaret make it this city's most recognisable symbol.
Marrakech's wide choice of museums certainly doesn't disappoint. The Maison de la Photographie houses an 8,000-strong collection of captivating photographs that were taken between 1870-1950, while the Douiria Mouassine holds a 17th-century reception apartment restored to its former glory, complete with intricate plaster and wood work. There is also the Dar Si Said Museum, showcasing beautiful 19th-century architecture and art, as well as a collection of artefacts comprising pottery, ceramics, weapons and a marble tub, which dates back to the 11th century.
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