The city of Marrakech is the first tourist destination of Morocco. It combines tradition, history, great atmosphere and a beautiful sun. It is located in southern Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It is nicknamed the Red City in reference to the red color of the walls of its buildings and houses and also the color of the city walls.
It is one of the historic capitals of Morocco under the reign of several dynasties. The city was founded in 1071 by Youssef Ibn Tachfin, at the head of the Berber empire of the Almoravids. In the past, Morocco was known in the East as Marrakech (still relevant in Iran); the name Morocco comes from the deformation of the Portuguese pronunciation of Marrakech: Marrocos.
Marrakech is the fourth largest city in the kingdom after Casablanca, Rabat and Fez. It is located 327 km south of the capital Rabat and 239 km south of Casablanca.
Monuments and historical sites,
Recommended days of stay
4 to 5 days and can be extended if you plan to visit the surroundings
What to bring
In summer, do not forget sunglasses, sunscreen and light clothes.
No effect, unless you visit the Atlas Mountains around Marrakech.
Getting there : The city has an airport and is served by railways to Casablanca and Rabat and by buses and large taxis to other cities.
Circulate in the city : Buses, Taxis and Carriages.
Best time to visit
The spring and autumn seasons offer the most pleasant weather (neither very hot nor very cold).
Holiday periods are also very popular.
In principle Marrakech is a city that can be visited throughout the year.
Tips for hosting
Opt for Riads that are located in the ancient city (Medina) for lovers of traditional decor.
There are also the big hotels in the tourist areas.
For lovers of open space and golf courses there are hotels in the palm grove.