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Top 5 Marrakech activities that you can do.

When you talk about Morocco, perhaps the first thing that will pop-up in many people’s heads is the red city, Marrakech. Marrakech has gained a very good reputation over the past years, and for a good reason too. Marrakech is situated in the region of Morocco, where the desert, the mountains and the ocean all come together. Therefore, people from all over the regions of Morocco and outside of Morocco are gathered in the city, which makes it a melting pot of many culture. The city gained its popuplarity because it was the capital of Morocco in an ancient era. The era of kings of Marrakech has left many old building and castles that amaze the modern visitors. Most importantly, Marrakech is relatively a very moden city in all of the standards of modernity all over the world. All of that makes marrakech a city that very rich in terms of activities. However, if you are visiting Marrakech for a short period of only a few days, you might only want to consider only the most important stuff. That is why we dedicate this article for the top 5 marrakech activities .

1.Exploring the cultural aspects of Marrakech

Marrakech city enjoys a rich cultural diversity that expands beyond the national frontier. It is the home of many nationalities for many reasons, be it economic, diplomatic or social. The local culture of Marrakech city is for the most part embodied in Jamaa El Fna square. The latter symbolizes the gathering of all sorts of artistic activities that give the city its famous vibe. Jamaa El Fna square is considered a world heritage by the UNESCO. Taking a walk around the place is one of the top 5 marrakech activities.

2.Sight seeing in Marrakech

It goes out without saying that sight seeing is a most favorable thing to do while you are in Marrakech city. A good start would be the very ancient historical monuments scattered around the city. As you walk through the Medina’s gates, in and out the imperial walls you get to discover an ancient history that could not be forgotten. Badia and Bahia palaces give you the taste of old royal life as lived by the first rulers of this city. At times, you may get tempted to just get lost in the souks that run deep in the Medina. You may get carried by an ambiance filled with all sorts of exotic scents and flavors that keep fulfilling your curiosity until you decide its time to rest. As you sit down to treat yourself to a nice cup of tea, the city continues its rituals in the most pleasurable ways. One can never fail to notice the tower of Koutoubia mosque that stands tall in the city of the city. It represent the religious pride of the city. A few minutes walk away from the mosque takes you to the Menara, another amazing landmark.

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3. Modern lifstyle of Marrakech

One of the most surprising things about Marrakech for first-time visitors is the modern aspect of life that is equally prevalent as the traditional one. The city’s reputation as an acient city seems to have foreshadowed the fact that Marrakech city is a modern city according to the international standards of modern city. It should be no surprise that while you’re taking a ride in a chariot, a fancy car drives by. Aspects of modernity in the people also. The Marrakechi people are famous for keeping a strong attachement to traditions, but it is not uncommon for them to have a tendency toward  the new things in life.

4. Marrakech excursions

Marrakech is a city that has easy and fast access to mountains, deserts and the ocean as well. The thing that makes Marrakech a good starting point for many types of excursions outsides the confines of the city. One type is mountain climbing and exploration of valleys and waterfalls. For example, through Marrakech you can get involved with an organized trip to mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa and climb this giant, or go on a trip to Ourika and see one of the most fascinating waterfalls called Ouzoud. Another type of excursions is visiting the Sahara desert. Those types of excursions that start from Marrakech offer to the visitor a number of activities  that can be done in the desert, like camel riding, enjoying Moroccan desert music (gnawa music), desert parties…etc.  Finally, Marrakech is not very far away from the atlantic ocean through a very famous city called Essaouira. This city has an oceanic ambiance, plus, it has a very rich history and culture. Most importantly for surfers out there is that in Essaouira they can find some challenging waves that will satisfy their passion.


 5. Moroccan cuisine

Marrakech is really a good starting point if you are interested in exploring the Moroccan cuisine. This city is a big melting pot for Moroccans from all over the kingdom which makes it a very rich place in terms of Moroccan cuisine. You can find there meals from all the regions of Morocco, however, if you want to have an idea about the famous meals, there’s for example, the Tajine, Couscous, Tanjia and Bestila and many other examples. We should note that even among the foods that we have mentioned, there are almost infinite variations that make a tajine very different from another one. Also there are some snack like food that you can get while taking a walk in Jamaa El Fna. For example. cooked snails which is a very delicious and interesting snack to enjoy, or cook lamb head which is also another interesting and nutritious Moroccan food.

Marrakech is a city that is very full of activities of all sorts. These tops 5 activities that we have mentioned are only a few examples of what this city has to offer. If you visited Marrakech before, please feel free to express your opinion in the comments below. However, if you are interested in exploring the activies first hand by visiting Morocco, please contact our services for more information and details.

Are you conidiring visiting Marrakech, or traveling in Morocco? don’t hesitate to check our tour packeges, and contact us for any information or questions you have. We will be glad to help you plan your trip.