Visit Morrocco's most popular destination and discover all that Marrakech has to offer. Take a simple stroll through the old fortified city and lose yourself for hours in Djemaa el-Fna, Morroco's largest open-air market, before popping into the new town for dinner, drinks, and late-night dancing.
Take in the exotic aromas as you barter in the Souks, wander the streets admiring the beautiful architecture, or experience the luxury of a world class spa treatment. Whatever your tastes, there’s plenty to keep you busy on a city break to Marrakech.
As you wander the streets soaking in the atmosphere, be sure to visit some of the beautiful historic buildings. Take in the Bahia Palace and experience the lavish luxury of this late 19th century marvel. Or admire the Koutoubia Mosque, with its majestic sandstone spire – it’s a spectacular sight when lit, so we recommend you visit at night for the best experience.
The museum of Marrakech is a great place to learn more about this fascinating city. Housed in what used to be the Dar Menebhi Palace and featuring exquisite art displays alongside historic collections of coins and pottery, everything about it is a sight to be seen. Your city break to-do list should also include the Tiskiwine Museum, with its extensive collection of textile works and jewellery from all across Africa.
Indulge yourself on your weekend city break to Marrakech and find out why the spas here are world famous. The Heritage Spa offers a full day spa service that will make you feel like royalty, and is perfect for unwinding after a busy day in the Souks. Les Bains de Marrakech is visitor friendly and ideal for those looking for a romantic getaway, as they offer a private hammam as part of their pampering package.
Bargain hunters will love searching the souks as bartering is part of Moroccan culture. Djemaa el-Fna is the main souk in the medina, but you’ll find an abundance of smaller ones dotted around the city, so you’re sure to find something near your Marrakech hotel. Whether you’re looking for local spices or a pair of new shoes, you’ll find an amazing range of items on offer. So dive in and prepare for a shopping experience unlike any other.
If you’re looking for new culinary experiences, Marrakech doesn’t disappoint. As you peruse the food stalls at Djemaa el-Fna, a favourite of the locals, you’ll find snails, tongues, or even lambs’ head on offer. Don’t worry if you prefer less adventurous fare though. With the fantastic variety of food, there’s sure to be something there that appeals to you. If you’re looking for a sit down meal, Gastro MK offers an afternoon tea or full course meal, depending on when you visit.
Marrakech is also featured in our guide to Where's Hot in September.
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