Marrakech is Morocco’s beating heart and offers an exciting array of activities for the adventurous. The striking Millennium-old walls which encircle the city and give Marrakech its nickname of the ‘Red City’, surround a rich palette of sights and sounds to stimulate the senses. From the technicolour spices and carpets to the earthenware and trinkets which populate the city’s souks, Marrakech is a shopper’s paradise where you can bargain and haggle to your heart’s content. Africa’s largest square, Jemaa el-Fna is full to the brim with snake charmers, fortune tellers and story tellers poised to entertain visitors and locals alike. If the bustle of the city becomes too much, the ancient gardens which surround the city can offer the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed stroll away from the medina.


What you’ll love most about Marrakech

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the bustling central square filled with street performers, food stalls, and local artisans
  • Explore the opulent palaces of Marrakech, including the Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace, showcasing stunning architecture and lush gardens
  • Wander through the enchanting Majorelle Garden, a serene oasis featuring vibrant blue buildings, exotic plants, and a museum dedicated to Berber culture
  • Navigate the labyrinthine souks of the medina, where you can shop for spices, textiles, jewellery, and traditional Moroccan crafts amidst a lively market atmosphere
  • Admire the impressive Koutoubia Mosque, with its iconic minaret visible from various points in the city, serving as a prominent symbol of Marrakech
  • Stay in a traditional riad, enjoying the unique charm of these boutique guesthouses with their beautiful courtyards, intricate tilework, and warm Moroccan hospitality

Where to Book

  • Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

  • Tajine, traditional Moroccan dish, Marrakech

  • Exploring Majorelle Garden, Marrakech

  • Spices on sale in Marrakech

  • Rooftop terrace view of Marrakech

  • Jamaa el Fna market square, Marrakesh

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 19℃
  • 20℃
  • 23℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 33℃
  • 37℃
  • 37℃
  • 32℃
  • 28℃
  • 23℃
  • 21℃
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 6
  • 7
  • 7

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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