Our visit to Marrakech was short and sweet.

Morocco is a convenient option to escape the winter in Europe and a budget-friendly destination too!

Since our stay in Marrakech was a short getaway, it was made more memorable by the hospitable team of Club Hotel Riu Tikida Palmerie  (read my hotel review) as well as the All-inclusive services.

Be prepared for a lot of walking, haggling and experiences that will tickle all your senses.

The ancient city of Marrakech is located at the foot of the Atlas mountain range in Morocco.

Marrakech is known as “the land of God” derived from the Berber word who were the first inhabitants of the city.

Marrakech was founded by the Almoravid desert nomads in the 11th century and used as the capital of a strong empire that they build.

Marrakech is also known as the Red or Rose city because of the reddish-pink colour of the medina walls and other infrastructures in the city that mirrors the tone of the Sahara Desert.

Are you wondering what to do in Marrakech?

Here are the things to do in Marrakech that will surely give you a taste of Morocco.

Experience the Hammam

Hammam is a rejuvenating experience for the spa lovers when you visit Marrakech.

You will feel like a Moroccan royalty and relax your aching body after walking around the souk all day.

You can find a lot hammam dotted around the city with various spa services.

Looking for a Hammam experience in Marrakech?


Admire Ben Youssef Madrasa

The tile patterns and wood carvings of Ben Youssef Madrasa will hypnotise you to its intricate details of its walls.

A Madrasa is an Islamic college.

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was named after the founding sultan of the Almoravid empire Ali bin Yusuf.

It is also the largest Madrasa in Morocco.

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Explore the busy souks.

The beating heart of the Marrakech is the Jemaa El Fna square.

Myriad of wandering tourists, blaring vendors and street performers that are vying for your attention and different Moroccan trinkets that will welcome you as you walk around the souks.

There are lots of handmade Moroccan lamps, ornate sequined dresses, colourful spices and potpourri, dried nuts and fruits, leathers, pointy styled Moroccan shoes and handmade rugs and carpets.

Never miss a bargain when you visit the souks here is a handy shopping guide of Morocco on in getting the real bargain in the medina of Marrakech.

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Enjoy the delicious Moroccan food and Mint tea

Tagine (Tajine) is a popular dish in Morocco.

It is a savoury meat stew that is slow cooked in a conical pottery mixed with different spices, fruits and nuts.

Other Moroccan dishes to try are couscous, braised lentils,  pastille, kefta and piquante.

Moroccan mint tea is the traditional hot drink.

It is a concoction of green tea with fresh mint leaves and sugar. The mint has a cooling effect that suits well for the warm climate in Morocco.

Try and experience the glamour of a Moroccan dress

Moroccan fashion revolves around the detailed patterns, glamourous flowing clothing and colourful fabrics.

Kaftan is a formal Moroccan traditional dress that has been adapted to various styles in the fashion world.

See some tips on what to wear in Morocco.

Hunt for the genuine Argan oil

Argan oil is a golden liquid oil from the kernel of Argan tree that is native to Morocco.

It has a promise to give you a silky and healthy skin, according to the experts in Argan oil, this is the only beauty product that you will ever need in your life.

Oh! It can also be used for cooking.

Unfortunately, there are loads of counterfeit Argan oils in and outside of Morocco.

The production of Argan oil is mainly produced by the Berber co-operatives near the Atlas mountain.

Here are some tips on how you can spot a genuine Argan oil.

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Appreciate the beauty of Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace is admired building in Marrakech. Bahia Palace is located in the medina surrounded by the souks.

The Bahia Palace one of the major architectural highlights in Marrakech that depicts the sophisticated beauty and details of Moroccan architecture and design.

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These are my suggested things to do in Marrakech. Here are some other places in Morocco that you would like to consider where they filmed some Game of Thrones scenes.

If you have been to Marrakech, let me know other things, experience or places to visit in Marrakech in the comment box below.

Our stay in Marrakech was a different experience. It was my first time to visit Africa, and will definitely just the beginning of more African adventures.

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