Marrakech has it all: history, romance and atmosphere. It exudes a happening, hip vibe, but it also has a sterling pedigree. The architecture is amazing, the gardens gorgeous, the shopping an ethnic extravaganza. Everywhere there is color and light. There’s enough history here to keep traditionalists happy, but not so much as to be exhausting. If you’re looking for an indulgent time in an exotic place, it doesn’t get any better than Marrakech.
A former imperial city located in Western Morocco, Marrakech is famous for its colourful marketplaces, bustling squares and traditional products. If you love shopping and getting an authentic experience when you travel, Marrakech should be top of your ‘must visit’ wishlist for 2016.
Marrakech has been a city for over a thousand years and is full of history. Known as ‘The Red City’, it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1960s.
Why visit Marrakech?
Marrakech is a city that will engage your senses like no other. It’s vibrant and busy and amazing scents come from the food vendor stalls in the tightly packed souks (or marketplaces).
It’s impossible to walk through this city without stumbling across some amazing architecture. Beautiful gardens, carved archwayes – Marrakech is like something out of a fairy tale.
The climate in Marrakech is usually quite hot. Visit in July and you can expect temperatures of up to 29C. If you visit in January you can expect temperatures of about 13C.