Marrakesh might be a tangible rich city in Morocco where you’ll encounter a particular mix of old customs and current accommodations. A city where jackass trucks, zest dealers, and snake charmers blend with extravagance spas, coffeehouses, and visit transports. The town contains a variety of culturally and architecturally important sites and Marrakesh’s medina was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
Here are the 3 things to do in Marrakech
- Visit a Palace
If you spend much time in Morocco, you’ll learn that in Morocco’s long history there are four main imperial cities or historical capital cities, these being: Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat (the current capital). There are three main palaces still located in Marrakech, the Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, and therefore the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace is privately owned and not currently hospitable to the general public, but both Badi Palace and Bahia Palace are often visited for a little fee.
if you’re only curious about visiting one among the palaces, I’d definitely recommend the Bahia Palace because it is in better condition, surrounded by gardens, and you’ll see more of the intricate artisan work here than within the Badi Palace which has been more ravaged by time and neglect.
The Badi Palace, or Badii Palace, maybe a 16th-century grand palace that’s now during a fairly ruined state in central Marrakesh, but a visit here still gives you an honest sense of the grand size of the structure and there are often art exhibits inside also.
The Bahia Palace has less history than the Badi Palace, inbuilt the 19th century, but it’s in far better condition making it much easier to imagine the first grandeur of this beautiful palace. it had been worked for the Grand Vizier of Marrakesh, a previous slave who rose to control, like a home where he lived respectively with his four spouses, 24 courtesans, and many youths. It must are a busy place!
- Walk the Ramparts
In the Kasbah area, you’ll also find good views of the 12th-century city walls or ramparts which stretches about 12 miles [19 km] round the city medina, and far from this old wall still remains. the town of Marrakesh gets its nickname the “Red City” or “Ochre City” from the color of those walls which are made from pisé, a reddish-pink clay. The walls were built to supply protection for the inhabitants, and originally there have been numerous guard towers and about 20 gates that provided entrance through these walls.
Several of the gates still remain and lots of visitors make some extent to hunt out a number of the more decorated gates, referred to as babs. The 12th century Bab Agnaou entrance to the Kasbah is usually considered the foremost impressive entrance of all medina rampart entrances.
The Bab el Khemis (meaning Thursday Door in Arabic) marks the doorway to the marketplace held within the area each Thursday morning from 8 am to noon which is worth a visit for those that love flea markets, and you’ll find an eclectic mixture of antiques, junk, and treasures. The marketplace is particularly known for its old doors.
- Eat much Moroccan Food
A highlight of the many travelers’ trips to Morocco is the food. We unquestionably suggest testing the neighborhood food and attempting things like mechoui (zesty sheep cook), khobz (bread), crisp olives, dates, harira (tomato soup) couscous, tajines, and sweet mint tea. Food is comparatively inexpensive in Marrakech and it’s easy to seek out local dishes everywhere the town.
For those that love food, we highly recommend considering a food tour with Marrakech Food Tours if you would like to sample some Moroccan dishes you’re unlikely to get on your own.
The tour company is traveled by American Amanda and her Moroccan husband Youssef who both sleep in Marrakech with their family, and that they have developed an itinerary that focuses on traditional home-cooked Moroccan foods.