Where Europe, Africa and the Middle East mingle and merge
Founded almost a thousand years ago, Marrakech is one of the great cities of the Maghreb. Somehow this bursting-at-the-seams city exists on the edge of the Sahara Desert, its pink pise (rammed earth) palaces framed by the snow-capped High Atlas. In its seething souks, Europe, Africa and the Middle East mingle and merge, and the past and present are hard to tell apart. But make no mistake, Marrakech isn’t some petrified piece of history. Instead, this centuries-old trading hub is a creative sweet spot where ideas thrive and a buzz of entrepreneurialism charges the air with an intoxicating, and sometimes, intimidating energy. This isn’t a place you can gracefully glide through. Instead, you’ll find yourself telling jokes with snake charmers, hankering after the latest henna tattoo or getting a scrub down in the local hammam. Pause for unexpected beauty and banter, after all, what are the chances you’ll come this way again?
The eternally enchanting western Moroccan city is full of wonders. Here, we’ve selected just a few of our favourites.
It’s not a stretch to call Marrakech one of Northern Africa’s most inspiring cities. After all, Morocco has been known as the gateway to Africa for centuries and holds court in the history books as a place of great geo-political significance. While Morocco as a whole has a fascinating cultural history (thanks to a confluence of Berber, Arab, Spanish and French influences), its Islamic architecture is particularly revered, and no more so than in Marrakech. The former Imperial city is one of Morocco’s biggest drawcards, attracting curious visitors year after year who are keen to soak up its tantalizing mix of souks, riads, hammams, gardens and mosques; not to mention the famous medina (or ancient walled city). Historically, it’s also a place where creativity and inspiration thrive, with visitors such as Yves Saint Laurent carrying on lifelong affairs with the city, even setting up a permanent museum there. Continue at Source: 25 beautiful places to visit in Marrakech
Marrakech is a fascinating city located in Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. What was once an imperial city is now a thriving cultural center.
Morocco has been one of my top travel destinations for the past few years and it was such a dream to experience the south of the country in late April 2019 with We Are Travel Girls. From the breathtaking culture to the dreamy architecture and the delicious food to the stunning historical sites there are so many reasons why you will fall in love with this enchanting North African country. Continue at Source: Best Luxury Experiences in Marrakech, Morocco – Brown Eyed Flower Child
Marrakech is an otherworldly, vibrant city that evokes mystery with a romantic charm and a picture-perfect moment at every turn, and here’s how to navigate it in just one weekend.
Marrakech is undoubtedly one of the most bucket list-worthy destinations to check-off — it’s an otherworldly, vibrant city that evokes mystery with a romantic charm and a picture-perfect moment at every turn. You’ll want to get lost in the labyrinths of souks, clustered within the ancient walled metropolis lined with artisans humbly at work, herbalists bottling their next batch of natural oils, lively musicians strumming their guembri, humming snake charmers, and bicycles weaving through the streets to deliver mint tea to local shop owners. The “Red City” has also earned its stripes as a globally recognized fashion destination, stealing the heart of icons like Yves Saint Laurent and most recently, serving as the backdrop for Dior’s extravagant Cruise 2020 runway show.
Discover everything you should know before planning a visit to Marrakesh, Morocco, including the best Marrakesh hotels and what to do in Marrakesh…
From the souks to the hammams; a guide to everything worth doing in Marrakech, Morocco.