Marrakech

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Marrakech featuring performance art as well as a small group of people

The cultural center of Morocco is known for its distinctive red buildings and crowded, atmospheric marketplaces.

The imperial city of Marrakech, considered by many to be the cultural centre of Morocco, is full of history and color, but also has a foot firmly in the modern world.

Marrakech’s old fortified city, or Medina quarter, is the center of local activity and the place where you’ll find a traditional Moroccan experience. Walk through the Djemaa El-Fna, the main square at the entrance to the Medina, and enjoy a fresh orange juice while taking in the daily bustle. You’ll see anything from dentists to snake charmers and henna tattooists. To the west, the Koutoubia Mosque is one of the tallest buildings in the old city and a spectacular sight during the day.

Head north from the Djemaa El-Fna, and you’ll find yourself in the city’s famous souks, or marketplaces. Marrakech has some of the biggest traditional souks in Morocco.

There is also plenty to do in other parts of the city. Visit the Bahia Palace, with its beautiful courtyard gardens, and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, an old Islamic school famous for its interiors and intricate wall decorations. The Musée de Marrakech next door is also worth a visit, with art collections focusing on Moroccan and Islamic art.

If you’re looking for a more European experience, Marrakech also has a lot to offer. Head to the newer parts of the city for boutiques and restaurants.

At night, the Djemaa El-Fna adopts a different side, with local eateries and stalls set up across the entire square. Spices and smoke fill the square as thousands of locals and tourists come out for dinner. The stalls are government regulated, but it is still a good idea to watch what you are eating. At night, the streets are always lively and the nightlife in Marrakech is arguably the best in the region.

Marrakech lies at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The best time to go is winter, which brings milder temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night.

Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
5 out of 5
2/3 derb Makina Arset bel Baraka, Marrakech
The price is AU$56 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
This family-friendly Marrakech riad is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanneries, Agdal Gardens and Le Jardin Secret. Jemaa el-Fnaa and Souk ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (752 reviews)
"Soon as you walk in the door of the main entrance, the world surrounding you is transformed into a relaxed meditative setting in compared to the hustle & bustle of old Medina . The convenience is like no other. Staff are as friendlier than your own family & very respectful. The place was clean & ..."

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

Riad Le Jardin d'Abdou
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
4 out of 5
Angle Avenue Mohammed VI, et Avenue Hassan II, Marrakech
The price is AU$113 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Located in Hivernage, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal, Harti Garden and Palais des Congres. Place du 16 November and Menara Gardens ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (706 reviews)
Nice hotel and family friendly
"Great service. Mr Faisal , thank you very much for your great service. Good food and breakfast. I recommend it to families."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 5, Route de Tahanaout, Marrakech
The price is AU$167 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Set in Marrakech, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Agdal Gardens, Menara Gardens and Menara Mall. Jemaa el-Fnaa and Bahia Palace are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (701 reviews)
"Great staff and fun place to be"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2021

Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Les Ambassadeurs Appart Hotel
Les Ambassadeurs Appart Hotel
4 out of 5
No. 2, Avenue Mohmed V Angle Blvd., Rue Ibn Aicha, Marrakech
The price is AU$73 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Located in Gueliz, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenue Mohamed VI and Carré Eden Shopping Center. Theatre Royal and Harti Garden are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (69 reviews)
"Outdated design and very noisy. Reception did not acknowledge our prepaid reservation saying the don’t work with the online agency (Orbitz). I had to make an extra deposit to be able to check in. Later they corrected themselves. Reception cannot be reached by phone. If you let it ring they pick up ..."

Reviewed on 21 Apr. 2019

Les Ambassadeurs Appart Hotel
Palm Appart Club Marrakech
Palm Appart Club Marrakech
4 out of 5
Avenue du 7ème Art, Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech
The price is AU$96 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
This family-friendly Marrakech aparthotel is located near the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Cinema Megarama, Agdal Gardens and Avenue Mohamed VI. Royal ...
3.4/5 (126 reviews)
An ideal aparthotel for a family
"This has been the best aparthotel for us. The apartment was spacious and ideally located, with a shopping mall just across the road where you could get all groceries from the superstore and also has Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dominos. The hotel staff was amazing, and contrary to other reviews we had ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2018

Palm Appart Club Marrakech
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
4 out of 5
Route de Casablanca, Ouled Benrahmoun, Marrakech
Located in Marrakech, this family-friendly aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Musée Aman pour la Civilsation de l'Eau au Maroc, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Majorelle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (243 reviews)
"For children area is fantastic staff also wery helpful thanks animateur in this area -little far for center city but is navette correct for tourne city"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Le Vizir Center Parc & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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