Why Travel To Marrakech?
Marrakech is the very definition of exotic. The ‘red city’ is an evocative blend of narrow alleyways, brightly tiled hammans (bath-houses), and bustling bazaars, with a pleasant climate all year round and a rich, fascinating historical background.
How To Get The Best From Your Trip To Marrakech
There are so many different parts of the city to explore, that knowing where to head first in Marrakech can be something of a challenge. Here are just a few of Travel Talk Tours’ favourite sights in the city, which can be visited on our Marrakech tours:
The towering minaret of Marrakech’s largest mosque looms over the city as a highly decorative and imposing landmark. The ornate building was constructed in the late 12th century, using the traditional sandstone of the region and is still used as a place of worship for many citizens of the city.
Djemaa el Fna Square
One of the city’s most famous public areas, no trip to Marrakech would be complete without a visit to Djemaa el Fna. The area is alive with movement and sound as the market traders ply their wares to citizens and tourists alike, and visitors can also enjoy food from street vendors, snake charmers and traditional dance performances.
In the west of the city, by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, lie the Menara Gardens. They provide a beautifully serene contrast to the bustle of the rest of the city.
The Bahia Palace is considered to be one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world. It was originally created in the 19th century for the Grand Vizier of the Sultan, and visitors can explore the complex, seeing the harem where his concubines lived, and the spectacular courtyards and gardens.
Dar Si Said Museum
The Dar Si Said Museum is excellent for those who travel to Marrakech with culture and history as a priority. The impressive collection boasts many Moroccan arts, richly woven carpets, head-dresses and musical instruments.