Top 5 Things You Need to Do in Marrakech This Year
A holiday to Marrakech promises a vibrant, cultural and unforgettable adventure. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult narrowing down your itinerary. If you’re looking to get the most out of your holiday, here you’ll discover 5 of the best things to do in Marrakech.
Browse the Jemaa el Fna
Marrakech is renowned for its selection of markets, or souks as they’re commonly known. One of the best markets you won’t want to miss is the Jemaa el Fna. Situated in the main square of the city, this chaotic market is often described as an assault on the senses.
You’ll find a staggering amount of goods, including local handmade crafts and leather items. You’ll definitely want to try the freshly squeezed orange juice you’ll find on some of the stalls here. It tastes like nothing you’ve ever tasted before, using freshly grown local oranges to create a delicious and refreshing juice.
You could easily spend hours here browsing through the huge selection of goods. Just remember you have a luggage allowance to think about on the way back.
Visit the Royal Palace
Although you aren’t allowed inside the Royal Palace in Marrakech, it’s still worth a visit. The architecture and historical significance of the palace makes it one of the top visited attractions in the city. It also boasts a much more relaxed vibe, providing a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It can get crowded, so it’s best to head to this attraction early in the day. It’s also worth noting that you aren’t allowed to take photos so avoid taking your camera if you do go. You won’t be able to spend a significant time here, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you like interesting architecture and culture.
Relax in Palm Grove
Palm Grove is one of the more upmarket areas of the city. Boasting over 100,000 palm trees, the area offers a quieter and chilled out atmosphere. It’s a little further out from the city, though you can take a horse and carriage ride from the Jemaa el Fna to one of the luxury hotels in the Palm Grove area.
From there you can choose to partake in desert activities such as camel rides and quad bike tours. You could also enjoy a fresh mint tea, one of the city’s delicacies, at one of the luxury hotels.
Sip drinks on a rooftop bar
There are a number of rooftop bars in Marrakech. After a busy and chaotic day of exploring the city, what better way to unwind than sipping drinks on a rooftop bar? You’ll witness extraordinary views over the city, particularly if you head to the rooftop bar at the Photography Museum. There you’ll be able to view the Atlas Mountains as you sip on a cup of fresh mint tea.
Sample the local delicacies
Being such a vibrant and cultural city, Marrakech has a great culinary scene. You’ll get to taste all kinds of delicious delicacies. As well as the freshly squeezed orange juice and mint tea, you’ll also want to try the tagine and cous cous dishes. You’ll find these in the majority of restaurants across the city and they’re packed full of flavour. The tagine dishes are a flavourful mixture of vegetables, stewed meat, spices and fruits.
Marrakesh is a bustling, vibrant city with a lot to offer. The above are just 5 of our top picks of things to do during your stay. Check out our collection of Marrakech holidays today.
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