Marrakech – Morocco

We decided last Christmas to go to Marrakech, the most exciting city in Morocco. Marrakech is so much fun. You see people from all around the world there. Moroccans call Marrakech the red city since all the buildings, hotels, city walls, and houses are red.

  

In Marrakech, one can visit the historic wealth of the city which manifests itself in palaces, mansions and other lavish residences and be mesmerized by the beautiful tiles and colors they have.

 

Enjoy the many different beautiful gardens there which include at one time the home of the landscape painter Jacques Majorelle which was bought by the designer Yves Saint Laurent. It also has his memorial.

 

Shop at the markets, Marrakech has the largest traditional Berber Market in Morocco.

 

Visit the cultural sites, checking out all the different museums and the educational part by visiting Ben Youssef Madrasa which was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa. Housing as many as 900 students at one point.

 

Visit the Koutoubia Mosque and of course end your day at Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the center of city activity and trade. In the square you can enjoy all the different activities from snake charmers, dancers, monkey trainers and of course the famous food stalls.

It is my favorite city in Morocco so far and will definitely go back :).

 

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