From its thriving markets like the Souk Cherifia and Lalla, its exclusive hotels and restaurants, right through to curious and memorable historic wonders like the ancient Saadian Tombs with its walled garden, there’s something to pique every kind of interest and satisfy every fancy in this gorgeous destination.
Whether you’re looking to unwind under the African sun, or wander through the streets picking up knickknacks along the way, you’ll never run out of things to do on a city break in Marrakech.
With so many museums and galleries in the city, culture fans will be spoilt for choice here.
Just a few top picks would have to include the Maison de la Photographie, where you can browse through a history of photos before relaxing on a lovely terrace at the top of the building for a relaxing drink. And the Douiria Mouassine which is a beautifully restored 17th-century apartment.
The city is big on modern art too, with a couple of the most popular galleries including Dar Cherifa and Galerie 127. And the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts is also well worth checking out.
If you’d like to plan your trip around one of the many events happening in the city each year, check the diary. Marrakech Biennale and Marrakech International Film Festival are always packed with visitors, but there are plenty more to discover.
There are some definite must-sees in Marrakech so for anyone planning a trip to the city, it’s worth taking note.
The Badii Palace is an awe-inspiring sight with its gold encrusted walls and sunken gardens. To unwind, head to the green oasis that is the Jardin Majorelle. Ben Youssef Madrasa gives you an amazing insight into a 12th-century Islamic school, and Medina of Marrakech is bustling square filled with locals and tourists.
Dining and bars
Dining out in Marrakech is such a fun experience. The city has a complete mix of eateries, from little authentic and traditional gems, to classy high-end restaurants serving gorgeous menus.
We’d definitely recommend seeing what’s near you for the best trip. But to give you a little head start, lovely places include Le Jardin where you can dine under the shade of the banana trees, La Table du Palais for Moroccan food, you can try a camel burger at Café Clock, or splash out on the tasting menu at Gastro MK.
For that aperitif, pop to one of the city’s trendy bars like El Fenn and Kechmara and settle down on the terrace with a drink.