There’s more to Marrakech than the circus-like hullabaloo of Jemma el-Fna, persistent hawkers, and the donkey-dodging craziness of the souks. Beyond the walls of the medina (and sometimes even within them), you can find serene escapes that feel a million miles away from the city din – from the wave-lashed Atlantic coast to hidden gardens, galleries and High Atlas valleys.
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Morocco's "Red City" captivates travelers from all over the world with its ornate palaces and gardens, sky-high minarets, spice-filled souks, and plazas alive with snake charmers and acrobats. Read on for advice and itinerary inspiration to make the most of a visit to dazzling Marrakech.
Vibrant Marrakech is perfectly situated between some of Morocco's most stunning sights, all well within reach for a memorable day trip. Whether you want to explore the Atlas Mountains, sunbathe on the Atlantic coast, or immerse yourself in traditional Berber culture, we've got plenty of ideas for one-day excursions from the city.
A stay in a riad is likely to be one of your most memorable experiences in Marrakech. Push open the heavy wooden door and you enter a world far removed from the hubbub outside; one where you can rest in the shade of an orange tree, dip into a lantern-lit pool, or peer across the minarets of the historic city from the roof terrace, mint tea in hand.
Butter-soft lamb, spicy, aromatic tagines, syrupy sweets stuffed with almond paste and drizzled with orange flower water: Marrakech cuisine is at once highly nuanced and deeply satisfying. Read on to find out how to dig in to the most authentic flavours and where.