Marrakech has a reputation for overwhelming first-time visitors with its heady atmosphere and sensory overload.

The name Marrakech, or Marrakesh originates from Berber meaning “Land of God”. It is the third-largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat.

About Marrakech

What to do in Marrakech for First Time Visitors to Morocco

Sightseeing in New Marrakech

New Town – Guiliez; in stark contrast to the historical centre boasts clean, modern restaurants, fast food chains and big brand stores.

See the Famous Marrakech Gardens

One of the most visited places in Marrakech is the Jardin Majorelle and museum. The Jardin Majorelle Gardens was a lifelong labour of love for famous French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle.

The Menara Gardens

Located west of Marrakesh at the gates of the Atlas Mountains is the Menara Gardens. Known as the little sister to the Agdal Gardens, Menara gardens were also established in the 12th century by the Almohad dynasty.

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest Mosque in Marrakech, famed for its magnificent minaret.  It is known by many names including Jami’ al-Kutubiyah, Kutubiyya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and the Mosque of the Booksellers.

Within the historical city, the Medina, a twisted maze of intertwining passageways is a whirlwind of modern trade in a medieval setting. A place where scents and stenches will entice and startle you at will.

Explore & Adventure in Marrakech Old City

Jemaa el-Fna is the pulse of Marrakech. The city’s main square has been a hub of trade and entertainment since 1050 AD.

Witness the Exotic in Jemaa el Fna Square

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