Visit Marrakech and discover the city's fascinating mix of old and new. Explore the markets, palaces and alleyways of the ancient fortified city before moving onto the galleries, bars and restaurants down below in the new town. This beautiful Red City has a rich cultural heritage. Under the glorious sun, discover lively shops packed full of divine delicacies before escaping to spa retreats that have surged in popularity due to their luxurious treatment techniques.
Dawn breaks over Marrakech unveiling the lively Djemaa el-Fria. This beautiful town square is packed food stalls offering everything from traditionally conventional Moroccan cuisine to weird and wonderful delights. Find yourself an enchanting roof terrace restaurant on the square and admire the city in style while you dine on freshly made falafels, Moroccan Eggplant Caviar or delicious baba ghanoush. Our favourite restaurant is hidden gem, Pepe Nero, located within an old riad, this impressive eatery offers exquisite Moroccan food within traditional surroundings.
Souks and Boutiques
Remaining in touch with their traditional roots, these souks and boutiques take you back in time. A cheap holiday to Marrakech is the perfect time to buy souvenirs, luxurious clothing, and jewellery. Remember Marrakech is a haggler’s paradise. So lose yourself in Souk Cherifia and shop in style at Akbar Delights, where you’ll find luxury clothing made of Kashmir, cotton and silk.
Marrakech has signs of past wealth spread across the city. You can’t miss the spectacular Moroccan-Andalusian architecture that gave Marrakech its nickname, TheRed City. You’ll also find Mosque Koutoubia in southwest Medina. This impressive mosque has a minaret that towers above the rest of the city. A second gorgeous red sandstone structure is the magnificent Palais de la Bahia. Enjoy the opportunity to nose around 150 rooms and admire the beautiful patterns created on the floor by the spectacular stain-glass windows.
Crafts and photographs
Fall in love with the diverse range of galleries and museums the city has to offer on holidays to Marrakech. Start by exploring Bert Flint’s private house, Maison Tiskiwin, and have a look at the private collection of decorative arts and intriguing crafts from Morocco’s past. Take your time to snoop around Douiria Mousassin. This restored private apartment gives you an insight into the way the locals lived during the 17th century. Explore the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts for modern art that is sure to impress.
Marrakech has seen an influx of spas offering perfectly peaceful retreats from the hustle and bustle of city life. You’ll be transported into a room of perfect tranquillity, where professional masseurs will rejuvenate your body and mind, with an array of world class treatments.