Marrakech

Marrakech city breaks

Hit Marrakech, AKA the ‘Red City’, for a city break like no other. Follow the rosy hues of Morocco, and you’ll be right in its buzzing centre, where labyrinth-like streets lead to hidden riads adorned with exquisitely tiled courtyards. Up for a bit of hustle and bustle? You’ve come to the right place! Mingle with the locals as you wander through the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square and pick up cool and colourful souvenirs, from zesty mint tea to hand-woven Berber rugs. At night, its markets and buzzy atmosphere really come to life. You’ll soon see why the city’s timeless appeal attracts tourists year after year who want to enjoy an authentic Moroccan experience.

As the sun goes down

As the sun goes down

Catch the sunset from a lantern-lit rooftop cocktail bar and take in Marrakech’s skyline as it’s drenched in a golden glow. If you’ve not got your shopping fix during the day, there are plenty of markets that are open right through into the night. Up for dancing until the early hours? There are hip nightclubs with your name on.

Old meets new

Old meets new

Morocco seamlessly weaves its rich history into a colourful and contemporary tapestry. Ancient medinas and ornate palaces stand proud alongside bustling markets and 21st-century architecture. Stroll the maze of streets which have stood for centuries, uncovering hidden treasures around every turn. Get ready for bags of old-world charm with a unique dash of magical modernity.

The must-see attractions

The must-see attractions

Start at the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square to see snake charmers and thousands of market stalls. Admire the intricate architecture of the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque before hopping across town to the beautiful Jardin Majorelle. For a taste of history, get Bab Agnaou, the Saadian Tombs and Dar El Bacha on your list!

Les Borjs de la Kasbah
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Les Borjs de la Kasbah

Marrakech City, Marrakech

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  • Great for culture
  • 600m from Saadian Tombs
  • 900m from El Badi Palace
  • Unique character
  • Outdoor Pool
Riad La Cle D'or
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Riad La Cle D'or

Marrakech City, Marrakech

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  • Quaint hidden gem
  • 700m from El Badi Palace
  • 1.2km from Jemaa el-Fna square
  • Rejuvenating spa
  • Outdoor pool
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa
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Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa

Marrakech City, Marrakech

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  • Great for luxury
  • Range of dining options
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2km from the Medina
  • 400m from the nearest bus stop
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Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace

Marrakech City

The 19th-century Bahia Palace is an architectural must-see in Marrakech. Its intricate design features 160 rooms, picturesque courtyards and eight acres of lavish gardens. Work your way through the rooms and...
El Fenn rooftop bar

El Fenn rooftop bar

Marrakech City

Within El Fenn hotel, you’ll find this hidden gem of a bar. It showcases panoramic views across the Medina, unique Marrakech skyline and the iconic Koutoubia Mosque. Take in the sunset with a cocktail in hand...
Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle

Marrakech City

Jardin Majorelle, nestled among the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, is a botanical masterpiece. Designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle, and bought and restored by Yves Saint Laurent in 1980, it's a serene...

Language

Moroccan, Arabic, French

Currency

Moroccan Dirham

Time difference

0hr

Cost of a beer

£2.20

Local transport costs

Bus ticket £1

3 course meal

£32

Sightseeing
Lose yourself in the vibrant chaos of Jemaa el-Fnaa square, marvel at the intricate tilework of Bahia Palace, and wander the narrow alleyways of the world-famous medina. The Koutoubia Mosque's minaret stands tall against the skyline, while serene gardens like Jardin Majorelle offer peace and tranquillity among the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Eating and Drinking
Marrakech's culinary scene is a treat for all the senses. Savor a traditional tagine piled high with cous cous and fragrant spices in a bustling souk or hidden riad. Mint tea is a staple for locals, while all the popular street food stalls serve savoury pastries. From traditional feasts to modern fusion, the city’s a paradise for foodies
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Shopping
The city’s vibrant souks and markets showcase a totally unique shopping experience. Your souvenir shopping list should include everything from hand-woven rugs and intricate lanterns to handmade leather goods and local products like mint and rose water. And don’t forget to haggle for the best price!
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Getting around
Getting around There are lots of buses that travel regularly through the city, and taxis are on hand to get you from A to B. But remember to agree a fare before you set off and have change available to pay with. You could even hop aboard one of the city’s bottle-green horse-drawn carriages, also known as calèches. Marrakech is quite compact and flat though, so pull on those comfy shoes and get around on foot.
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