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Marrakesh

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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
6 hours by bus from Fez
When to go
March to November
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Marrakesh

Emilie Couillard Seasoned Traveller
117 written opinions

Things happen in Marrakech The main square teems with life so much that you don't know where to look. This visit will use all five of your senses.

My suggestion:
The most precious memories of my stay are all of the main square of Jemaa El-Fna. I ate so well, everything was delicious, from the soup to the tagine. Go there and see for yourselves!
My review

In Marrakech, on a clear dayyou can see the snowy peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. This city is very close to the mountain chain. It is also a few hours away from the Sahara desert. The third largest city in Morocco it is the hub for many visitors.

During my trip to Morocco, I went through the city at least three or four times. Each time was a pleasure. The city is vibrant, the gastronomy is superb, the mint tea is refreshing, the market is colourful, the inhabitants are welcoming, in short, I loved it. If I were given the opportunity to go to Marrakech tomorrow, with no hesitation I would jump on a plane!  

Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

It's without doubt the most touristy town in Morocco, thanks to its amazing souk and the immense Jema El Fna Square.

My suggestion:
Go for a meal at sundown in one of the many canteens in Jema El Fna Square.
My review

Marrakech has become invaded by tourists over the past decade or so. Loads of Westerners and Moroccans have snapped up riads in the town. As a result, emerging yourself in local life has lost some of its authenticity as making money has become a primary objective.

That said, Marrakech is a must during a trip to Morocco. Its ancient souk is superb and Jema El Fna Square is not to be missed.

I recommend you rent a room in a riad on the outskirts of the centre. You'll pay less and avoid the hordes of tourists as well as the touts that plague you as soon as you set foot in town

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