Prepare to be mesmerised in the Medina
The culture, beauty and diversity of the centuries-old Imperial city of Marrakech have long intoxicated visitors. The Red City is famed for its souks, spices and snake charmers, just as much as it is for its modern, fashionable galleries, trendy boutique hotels and riads, luxuriant gardens and indulgent hammams. Add to that some striking Islamic architecture and a host of other cultural influences that helped to put this thriving caravan town on the map.
Explore the deluxe Bahia Palace and the decorative Almoravid Koubba – the city’s oldest building – and absorb the sacred architecture and haunting call to prayer of the Koutoubia Mosque. Hit the souks early to avoid the heat and clamour and to haggle for everything from handmade rugs to glorious glassware.
Marrakech’s cuisine will seduce you, whether it’s delicious traditional tagines, barbecued meats and fish or more outlandish delicacies like sheep’s head. Wander through Djemaa el-Fnaa square and take in the aromas. Try a Moroccan chicken pastilla – a savoury pie sprinkled with almonds, cinnamon and sugar – followed by a mint tea.
With its sensational interior design, glitzy belly dancers and electrifying atmosphere, Comptoir in Hivernage is the place to be for a night out, or try the Palais Jad Mahal where your drinks are enlivened by fire-eaters, acrobats and belly dancers. Book your flights to Marrakech today and prepare to be wowed.