8 Reasons to visit Morocco Dyring your holidays
Marrakech, also known as the Red City of Morocco is located just beneath the mountain range of the African Atlas. With the so much development that has occurred to the city in terms of structures and culture, who would believe this imperial city started as just a pit stop for medieval caravans?
Regardless of this beginning, you will still be amazed at the several distinct features of the city, including the warmth of the people, colorful tradition, and inspiring history. Situated in the heart of the city is a square that gives you a timeless escape with Marrakech travel. However, to make the best out of your Morocco holidays, here are the top eight things you shouldn’t miss in your Marrakech holiday.
1. Relive the memories of the old city.
The Medina of Marrakech is surrounded by the 13th-century walls which are reminiscent of the ancient struggles in Morocco. A tour around these fortresses, tanneries, gates, and walls provides you with a chance to take a good photograph for tourists. Not only the ancient monuments, you will also fall in love with the modern city amidst the sacrosanct relics, natural wonders, and architectural structures. Meanwhile, the bustling activities and night parties will struggle to take away the view of Marrakech structures from you.
2. Get lost with the crowd at Djemaa el Fna.
Djemaa el Fna is al large square located at the center of the old city and impregnated with many spectacles ad surprises. The stores and shops in this square offer an opportunity to test your bargaining strength while you shop for local and international items. Sit and enjoy a lot of activities which include juggling acts, musical performances, and belly dancing. Likewise, the square has a winding escape to interesting sites and hotels across the city.
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3. Take a spiritual retreat.
If you are looking for a religious retreat, look no further; Marrakech has them in loads. Pay a visit to popular mosques and other places of worship in Marrakech. For those interested in the exquisite architectural designs in the world, you will be amazed at how Marrakech was able to preserve the essential details and medieval arts of these structures. This Red City features the famous pilgrimage for the “seven saints” and the Saadian Tombs.
Prepare yourself for a rigorous bargaining as you branch at the souks of Marrakech, The bazaar is usually overwhelmed with exotic items like metal works, baskets, wood pieces, and leather seats. The amazing thing, however, is that these items can only be found in Morocco. Also, you shouldn’t end your Morocco holidays without a jewelry, belt, carpet, and other clothing items found in the souk.
5. Take a journey to the past.
If you are also interested in ancient items like old ceramics, mosaic, paintings, fabrics, and jewelry. The museum in Marrakech houses the prestigious artifacts that date back to more than a thousand year. Pottery, manuscripts, contemporary arts, and ancient clothing are some of the preserved collections in the museum.
6. Stay in luxurious Riads in Marrakech.
Your Marrakech holidays are definitely incomplete without a staying in the city’s popular Riads. Riads are the residential facilities that sideline any 5-star hotel in any modern city. These hotel facilities are equipped with luxurious rooms, rooftop terraces, overlooking views of the fountain, and exquisite decorations. In fact, you will never feel like going back to your home if you lodge in Riads during your Morocco holidays.
7. Experience the colorful tradition of Morocco.
Light up your Morocco visit with the exclusive culture, festivals, and entertainment activities in Marrakech. The Art festivals especially are a good way to further enjoy your Marrakech travel expenditure. Spend some with the storytellers, fortune tellers, acting troupes, and fire swallowers in the culmination of this festivity. Horse riding contest is another activity that will impress you.
8. Treat yourself to fun-filled activities.
Although alcoholic drinks are not allowed, you can still enjoy your Morocco holidays with a popular stream of bars, discos, and casinos. Apart from enjoying the western hits at the square, you visit is never complete without a visit to the gourmet paradise. Moreover, the restaurants and cafes in Marrakech offer a combination of local and international dishes.