The city of Marrakech in southern Morocco has been said to symbolise the country as a whole. As a vibrant and colourful centre for culture and entertainment, Marrakech is renowned for its wonderful climate, arts, gardens, ornate palaces, bustling souks and lively festivals. For those in search of the 'real' Morocco, this is the place to come.
Nestling at the foot of the High Atlas mountains, within ancient city walls, surrounded by look-out towers and ramparts, Marrakech comprises a densely packed maze of narrow streets and alleyways
. Djemaa el-Fna Square lies at the heart of the city, and where the Berber tribes people come to sell their wares, and storytellers, acrobats, and entertainers attract the crowds.
Part Berber, part Arab, part African, Marrakech is the heartbeat of Morocco
, where palaces and mountains sit alongside the snake charmers and Gnaoua drums pulsing constantly from the Jemaa el Fna Square - the most exuberant marketplace in the world
. Known as "The Red City" for its rose hued facades and medina walls, this exotic destination has much to offer to the discerning traveller.