What to do in Marrakech

On business in Marrakech? Extend your stay and explore this Oriental metropolis in Morocco. One of the city’s most important industries is tourism. So it will come as no surprise to meet people from all corners of the globe here.

Marrakech - The souk in the medina

The souk (bazaar) in Marrakech’s medina is just as you would imagine it to be. Vibrant, loud and full of exotic fragrances. This is where it all happens. It’s where people trade, exchange, haggle and enjoy life. Fabrics, food, pottery and jewellery, not to mention flea market dealers, shoeshiners, ceramics and leather goods. And endless variety of merchants awaits at the traditional market, while the spice market is a feast for the nostrils, with wafting aromas of tea, herbs, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. There are colourful spice mounds and enchanting Oriental scents at every turn.

Main attraction - Djemaa al Fna

The central marketplace in Marrakech is also a popular destination for tourists. Translated from Arabic, its name means ‘assembly of the dead’, for the medieval square was once an execution site. Today, it teems with little shops, street artists and merchants, as well as monkey handlers, jugglers, snake charmers and storytellers.

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech and also one of the oldest in Morocco. It features domed windows, a panel of ceramics, pointed pinnacles and decorative arches. Visit this Marrakech landmark and take a stroll through the vast gardens.

Bahia Palace – The gem of Marrakech

Another stunning garden can be found at Bahia Palace, which was built in the last 19th century and was said to be the largest palace at the time. Its name means ‘brilliance’. And the many mosaics and carved ceilings are indeed very impressive. Bahia Palace is one of Morocco’s finest palaces, and has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Have a wander through the internal courtyards and the 3 hectares of gardens, and enjoy one of Marrakech’s most beautiful attractions.

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