What makes Marrakech the best tourist city in Morocco to travel to?
The Red City Marrakech is one of the best tourist attractions in the entire world to travel to! In the year 2019 Marrakech was ranked the 9th best tourist attraction, making it the only city in Africa and the Arab world to rank as such. The exotic ambiance of the city and the good quality of touristic services has made this city a magnet for travel lovers. The huge number of tourists is increasing very fast, which means that the world is getting to know Marrakech more; This is something that the Moroccan government has been working on for the last two decades, by encouraging the private sector to improve their services.
That’s why in “Morocco Camel Tours” we make sure that all of our clients leave Marrakech very satisfied with their experience.
So, what makes Marrakech the best tourist city in Morocco to travel to?
A brief history of Marrakech
Marrakech dates back to the 11th century, it was the capital city for many dynasties; many monuments in the city like Koutoubia Mosque are the remains of the ancient history of the city. Each dynasty left its marks after they ceased the city. The city was founded by Yusuf ibn Tashfin back in 1062. Since then many kings have ruled the kingdom from Marrakech; The Red City has always been an important city of the Moroccan kingdom. The modern part of Marrakech was built during the era of French colonialism; the buildings mark that era with some beautiful works of architecture. Visiting Marrakech is like time travel.
The geography and the climate of Marrakech
Marrakech is located in a great geographical spot in Morocco; it’s close to the Atlas Mountains, The coasts, the desert, and the flatlands. This great geographical spot makes Marrakech a great starting point for many different excursions to the diverse natural landscapes near the city. Our travel agency has a great catalog of day trips that start from Marrakech and visit Mount Toubkal, Essaouira coast, the desert…ext.
The weather in Marrakech is sunny most of the year, with some occasional rain especially in the wintertime. The climate of Marrakech is something unique; its subtropical semi-desert, which means it has mild winters and very hot summers. Our advice is to visit Marrakech during the spring or autumn when the weather is gentle and nice.
The Culture of Marrakech
The rich history and the diverse land of Marrakech have both given this place a unique culture; it’s a melting pot of many contributions of different cultures, most notably the Berber, the Islamic, and the African. As we wander through the streets of Marrakech we can spot the manifestations of these cultures in the architecture, the cuisine, the traditions, the music, and the artifacts. Jamaa Lafna is the perfect place to explore this cultural diversity in a short period.
There are also external influences on the culture of Marrakech, especially Europe. The modern parts of the city have a European style in terms of buildings and some aspects of the lifestyle of people. There many foreigners who live in Marrakech, who also contribute to this cultural diversity.
The Medina of Marrakech
The medina of Marrakech is the main tourist attraction; there you can find all the historical monuments that mark the rich history of the city. The UNESCO recognized the Medina as a world heritage site back in 1985. The Medina of Marrakech is the busiest place in Africa with tourists. Exploring the exotic ambiance of this place has become a rite of passage to people who love traveling all over the world.
The Riads of Marrakech
The Riads are traditional houses that you can find in Moroccan cities. This type of house is built very conservatively, keeping a plane outside look, while on the inside they have very wonderful architecture. There’s a courtyard in the middle of the building with a fountain and all the rooms face this fountain in the middle. These days there aren’t many Moroccans who still live in Riads, they’re instead, mainly used as little hotels, restaurants, and cafés. The Riads are one of the most beautiful works of Moroccan architecture
The hotels of Marrakech
Marrakech is very famous for its fantastic hotels that merge the Moroccan, exotic style with the European one. The beautiful architecture of some of these hotels has been captured in some Hollywood movies like Mission Impossible. There are hotels everywhere in Marrakech (over 400), they range from cheap hotels that anyone can afford, to some very prestigious ones that only millionaires and celebrities can handle. The good reputation that Marrakech has among the tourists comes also from the good quality of its hotels.
Things to do in Marrakech
The number of things you can do in Marrakech is only limited by the imagination of the visitor. It’s a wholesome city that everyone can find something that will cheer them up in it.
There are of course all these historical sites that you can visit such as the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadiyin Madrassa, the city walls, and gates…ext. There are also the amazing palaces that you can find in the Medina. You can also visit some of its beautiful gardens. Jamaa Lafna is a rite of passage in every trip to Marrakech.
And for the fun seekers, Marrakech has a very vibrant lifestyle of parties; the bars, nightclubs, and hotels are something you can’t miss in Marrakech. The casinos of the Red city are also recommended for the people who enjoy that sort of activity.
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Camel tours in Marrakech
You can take camel tours in Marrakech; it’s one of the best experiences that you can have in this city. You don’t have to go all the way to the Merzouga Desert to ride camels; there are many camel tamers in Marrakech.
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Private tours from Marrakech to Casablanca
Many tours that we offer in “Morocco Camel Tours” start from Marrakech. The tours often visit the Great Sahara Desert as one of the main stops. The tours can be customized to each individual’s wants. However, our recommendation is to take a tour that starts at Marrakech and stops at Casablanca. These tours offer a great opportunity to explore a big range of Moroccan diversity that you always hear about. These tours visit all the imperial cities of Morocco, plus the most significant natural landscapes in the kingdom. Taking these tours is truly one of the best things that you can do in Marrakech.
All of that and many more is what makes Marrakech the best city to travel to.
Marrakech is the busiest touristic city in Africa and the Arab world for a very good reason. The richness of the Red City has gone viral; tourists from all over the world love the kind of exotic experience of visiting Marrakech. The Red City is the best example of Moroccan diversity; it’s the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
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