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.

Fancy to do a Marrakech Food tour?