Everything about the city of Marrakech is unique. The Riads, old city-walls, palace ruins, bustling souks, and skilled artisans enchant one and all. The blend of cultures imbibed from neighbouring Spain and Algeria provides Morocco a distinctive character, unlike most of the other European and African countries. Moroccan people are known to be very hospitable and warm, while the food is considered to be one of the most delicious cuisines in the world. The combination of all of these factors is what makes Marrakech such a lovely travel destination.

Holidays to Marrakech

Reside in a Riad

Now here’s an idea, instead of staying at a posh hotel, why don’t you live in a Riad in Marrakech? Riads are traditional Moroccan houses located in Medina (The Old City). By staying at a Riad, you will be able to experience the destination’s culture and customs at close quarters. In a typical Riad, you can also see the traditional beautiful glassware showcased on the shelves. The best part is Riads are less expensive and some even have traditional fireplaces.

Lose Yourself in the Ruins of the El Badi Palace

For the history buffs, El Badi Palace is a mesmerising place. El Badi, literally translates to ‘The Incomparable One’. It was commissioned to be built by Ahmad al Mansur, the Saadin King, in the sixteenth century and was made with precious materials like white marble and gold. The ruins have many tales to tell. Remember to go to the terrace to behold the enchanting view of the Atlas Mountains.

Get Busy in the Souks

The souks in Marrakech are a feast for all the senses. People come to buy all sorts of things at these open-air local marketplaces. In Marrakech, you will find that the souks are like lively fairs. Almost everything is sold at the souks such as spices, bags, baskets, clothes, shawls, perfumes, carpets and tapestries, fruits, and sandals and shoes! And that’s not all; you’ll also witness performances by snake charmers, magicians, folk singers and gypsies!

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