Marrakech (Marrakesh) is the fourth largest city in Morocco. It is one of the four historical capital cities of Morocco along with Fez, Rabat, and Meknes.
The ancient section of Marrakech was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 for the city's role in medieval urban development, as long as containing incredible architecture and art from the 11th and 12th centuries when Marrakech was founded by the Almoravids.
Marrakech is one of the top places in all of North Africa because there are a rich history, culture, and opportunities to explore the nearby desert and mountains.
On your visit to Marrakech, you can partake in any of the following activities.
- Visit Palmeraie
- Visit Djemaa El-Fna
- Visit Souks (markets)
- Visit ancient mosques
- Visit Palaces
- Visit Museums
- Try Local teas, foods, and snacks
- Mountain Climbing
When To Visit
Marrakech is a popular tourist destination that is visited all year round but the best time is between the months of October and May when the average temperatures are much more comfortable.
The months of June, July, August, and September are still quite comfortable with average temperatures below 30 degrees. This is the high season and Marrakech often has bigger numbers of visitors.
Since Morocco is located very close to Europe, it is one of the easiest countries to access on the African continent, especially in Europe.
The Marrakech Menena Airport receives several international flights from all around Europe. Some flights might fly to other cities in Morocco where you can then connect with a local flight on the same day.
If you are already in other parts of Morocco, you can go to Marrakech by bus, taxi, or private car hire. You can also book a local flight from various cities.
Where To Stay
As a popular destination, Marrakech has many options for accommodation. Whether you want to stay in the city centers next to the nightlife and culture or in more secluded luxury, you will not lack for choice.