Language: Arabic, Amazigh
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Local time: GMT
The ancient Moroccan city of Marrakech is at once iconic and completely mysterious. Dating back to the 11th century, it has featured in everything from Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Apprentice, but the timeless atmosphere of the Medina (the Old City) has always been preserved. This is an exotic fairytale world characterised by a mixture of labyrinthine streets and alleyways, vibrant traditional souks (markets) and bustling medieval squares.
The Djemaa el-Fna square is not to be missed - with its lively mix of merchants, musicians, fire-eaters, fortune-tellers and snake-charmers, it’s an experience you will never forget.
Marrakech is 1,000 years old, and is full of monuments and sites of historical interest. Some of the best include the Saadien Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, El Badii Palace and the magnificent fountains of Echrab ou Chouf and Mouassine. If you’re keen to learn more about the culture of the native Berber people, be sure to visit the Dar Si Saïd Museum.
Holidays in Marrakech truly offer the best of both worlds – beyond the Medina is the modern city, known as Guéliz, where you’ll find contemporary restaurants, bars and clubs, and established high street brands.
The cuisine in Marrakech is an eclectic mix of Arab, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African influences. The tagine is Morocco’s signature dish, so make sure you take the opportunity to sample it at its authentic best. You’ll never be short of choice, with everything from street-side barbeques to top European restaurants on offer. Find out more about holidays to Morocco with easyJet Holidays.
Marrakech is well-known for its nightlife. Head to Jemaa el Fna for traditional entertainment and to Guéliz and Hivernage for the best bars and clubs. Find more things to do in Marrakech here.
Holidays in Marrakech have remained enormously popular with travellers from the West looking for pleasure, adventure or escape. The city that once enticed the hedonists of the 1960s continues to attract a new generation of clued-up visitors hungry for adventure.
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The Moroccan city of Marrakech is an exciting and busy place, with sights and sounds to draw you in at every turn. Read on for top attractions and things to do on your Marrakech holiday.
An exciting, atmospheric city, Marrakech has something for everyone. Experience it for less with easyJet holidays.