The lavishly atmospheric Red City, its rosy sand-walled mecca cradled with the majestic grace of mountains and dunes, brims with a rich mosaic of experiences suited to every type of traveller. Here’s what you simply can’t miss in Morocco’s beguiling Capital.
Savour the Souqs
With its traditional sand-coloured buildings revealing dazzlingly mosaiced interiors and musical turquoise pools, vibrant spice-scented cafés for flavourful feasting, and bejewelled arcades glistening with stories, Marrakech has the spirit of an unravelling fantasy. Sampling the best of the city requires steeping in its ambient jewel-toned souqs, from diving into a sea of exotic Moroccan slippers and Insta-worthy backdrops of richly dyed wool to exploring beautiful labyrinths of artisan collectables.
Roam Jardin Majorelle
If you’re enraptured by otherworldly settings adorned with all the right quirks, the playfully picturesque mansion in a startlingly brilliant version of indigo dubbed ‘Majorelle blue’ paired with hints of tropical yellow rendered with elegant ivory will knock your socks off! Its verdant garden promenades add to the dreamlike charm. When it comes to outstanding Marrakech hotels, 5 Star amenities are assured at renown properties like La Maison Arabe Marrakech.
Marvel at Bahia Palace
From still-epic ruins of 12th-century Cordoban palaces to the gorgeous 16th-century Saadian masterpiece that is now the iconic Museé de Mouassine, Marrakech and its surrounds have no shortage of unforgettable feats of architecture. However. the heritage glamour of Bahia Palace, with its stained-glass skylights, intricate woodwork, silken wall panels, Italian marble courtyard, and lush aromatic orange groves, is peerless.
Dream in Ben Youssef Madrassa
A paragon of Moroccan architecture that exudes serenity through symmetry and joy through vividly patterned tilework, this old-world Islamic study centre is still a place of peaceful contemplation and timeless inspiration.