Luxury Holidays to Marrakech with Elegant Resorts
Gateway to the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a bustling, vibrant city in the north of Africa. Known for its hypnotic square, Djemaa el Fna – replete with all manner of wonderful sights, including snake-charmers, fortune-tellers, henna tattoo artists, musicians and food stalls – its centrepiece is the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Meanwhile, the world-famous, labyrinthian jumble of alleyways that make up the Medina is also where visitors to the city often gravitate to, enthusiastic to experience the challenge of bartering with the stallholders over souvenirs and homeware, such as handwoven rugs, brightly coloured slippers, spices, traditional Moroccan teapots and lanterns. Along with the myriad market stalls, this fortified, centuries-old, quarter of the city is home to artisan workshops and elaborate riads and is a must-see while in the city, though we'd recommend a guide to help you navigate the area and help you to hone your bartering skills! There is a complete contrast elsewhere in the city, where 21st century arts, culture and lifestyle interweave and fashionistas, couples and groups of friends congregate in the trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.