Marrakech : is a city of contrasts. With all its colorful facets it is a feast for all your senses. The narrow alleys in the medina and the famous Jemaa el Fna takes you into your personal dream of 1001 night. After Casablanca and Rabat, Marrakech is the third biggest city in Morocco. Situated at the foot of the Atlas mountains, which are covered with snow during the winter months, it is a very attractive city for tourists, also because of its central location. Because Marrakech is a perfect base for travelers to explore either the South of Morocco, the Northern territories or also the Oceanside.
Djemaa el-Fna | full of life : This place is the heart of the city and one of the most exciting venues in the world for every visitor and also the locals. During the day there are snake charmers, water carriers, false doctors, individual musicians and herbalists. The square is surrounded by a plenty of cafés and restaurants. At night you have to take a seat on one of the rooftop terraces to watch the Marrakech wild life in the square during the night – which is an unforgettable experience. The Marrakech Souk is the biggest in Morocco and very closed to Djemaa el Fna.
Jardin Majorelle : An Oasis in the Center of Marrakech :
There are a few gardens in Marrakech, offering cool and relaxing areas. One of the most notable gardens are the Jardin Majorelle, located less than 1Km outside the north west medina wall.
The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most unexpected sites in Marrakech, and a haven of peace. The oriental style garden was created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1925. In 2000, the Majorelle has been completely refurbished and is popular by locals as well as by tourists. Since 1980 the garden belongs to Pierre Berge and Yves Saint-Laurent.
A leisurely stroll through the garden let the stress of the city quickly be forgotten. The unique play of colors comes from the architecture combined with colorful pots and the narrow red trails. The beautiful fountain, a pond with water lilies and countless turtles you find next to more than 1.500 cacti and over 300 palmtrees. Make sure to plan a visit at Jardin Majorelle, the most beautiful gardens in Marrakech, because it offers a remarkable relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the medina.
Gueliz & Sidi Ghanem : Trendy Hotspots in Marrakech :
But on the other hand, there is also “modern Marrakech”. You have those prodruding boulevards and streets, where you find all the famous fashion brands like Gucci, Boss or Louis Vuitton and stylish suburbs like Gueliz, where you can find nice cafés, bars and good international restaurants. Take a look at Sidi Ghanem, a former industrial district, which developed itselfs into a shabby-chic shopping area with design-stores specially for interieur decoration and furniture.
There a lot of places to visit and things to do in Marrakech, that you can easily get managed on your own, but if you need any help, let us know and get in touch. We want you to fall in love with the city of Marrakech and its very own atmosphere.
But once you are overstimulated by wonderful Marrakech, you will need a hideaway to places, which are more silent. We will organize your Tours from Marrakech, to every beautiful sight in Morocco. For example, why not take a Desert Tour to explore the Dunes of the near Sahara desert?