7 unbeatable assets that make Marrakech a destination to visit at any cost at least once in your life!
In a few hours go from dream to reality, from clouds to the sun or from monotony to dazzling; imminent landing for Marrakech ... The Pearl of the South will transport you to spheres as beautiful as they are unexpected!
Its unique cachet will reveal all its mysteries; flavors, smells and textures, mixed with the magic of the characters of the Jemaa EL Fna square, a paradise for bargain hunters, travel enthusiasts or simply those who are looking for change.
Between sea and mountains, Marrakech will satisfy the desires of visitors looking for adventure, well-being or luxury. Here are 7 characteristics of the Ocher City that will amaze you!
1. A few hours from European capitals
The change of scenery is guaranteed only less than three hours by flight from European capitals. The planes take off several times a day from Paris and the major cities of France, allowing the elderly, those with only a short free stay to escape, families with young children, or even phobics of the plane, to travel to an exotic destination in the greatest serenity. Once in Marrakech, you will find that the city is very well served and that you will not encounter any difficulty in exploring the surroundings.
2. Welcoming and warm
The language barrier will not be an obstacle since the Marrakechi speak French fluently. Traveling must remain a pleasure and you don't want to make superhuman efforts to make yourself understood. You will therefore be able to communicate easily with the locals whose hospitality is an integral part of their lifestyle. After doing some shopping, the traders will be happy to offer you a mint tea. And if the discussion is going well, you will be moved by the endless kindness and generosity of Moroccans since it is not uncommon to be invited for a meal in order to perpetuate this convivial moment.
3. All travelers will find their happiness
Located in the south of Morocco, Marrakech is located between the Atlantic Ocean, the Sahara Desert and the Atlas chain. Suffice to say that the choice of heterogeneous landscapes represents a luxury allowing you to lead the holidays in total adequacy with your requirements. The ocean offers various nautical activities such as surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving. What about the sublime sandy beaches as far as the eye can see? Lovers can admire the sunset in complete privacy, walking enthusiasts enjoy walking for miles along the water, and children spend whole days playing on the sand. The desert is perfect for bivouac in the moonlight and escapades in 4 × 4, motocross, horse or camel. As for the mountains, this relief represents the privileged terrain for indulging in trekking, rafting, climbing, many adventures by mountain bike or all-terrain vehicle, not to mention the winter when skiers looking for originality flee tourists from the Alps to hit the slopes of the Atlas before joining the sweetness of Marrakech.
4. An exceptional climate all year round
The Pearl of the South benefits from a Mediterranean climate allowing tourists to enjoy a mild weather even in winter when it is on average 18 °. During the summer season, temperatures are around 30 ° and can climb up to 40 °. If your morale is not at its best, no need to go to the other side of the world. Marrakech is indeed the ideal destination for a sun cure in the middle of December. And simply to recharge your batteries for a weekend, the imperial city will invigorate you with its human warmth and its multiple activities possible to do in summer and winter.
5. Unforgettable flavors
Your excursion to Marrakech is an opportunity to awaken your taste buds with delicious specialties harmoniously combining flavors and cultures. Thus, the meat goes perfectly with fruits and vegetables bursting with sun. Then follow the famous oriental pastries accompanied by a sweet mint tea. You will be enchanted by the lamb tajine with apricots, pigeon pastilla with almonds, tanjia marrakchia, chicken tajine with lemon and many other dishes that will make your vacation unforgettable. All the cultural diversity of the Arab, Berber, European and African peoples is found in Moroccan cuisine, giving it such a characteristic taste. The succulent traditional spicy dishes have therefore classified Moroccan cuisine as one of the best gastronomies in the world.
6. Rich and cosmopolitan
The fascinating mixture of Arab, Berber and African cultures can be found in Marrakech. The Marrakechi appreciate telling you about their traditions and will not fail to give you a guided tour. What better way to learn the historical past of the imperial city than the authentic account of its inhabitants all very attached to their country? Founded in 1062, the Pearl of the South reveals historic sites and monuments which delight tourists eager to know. The medina contains in its ramparts innumerable riads and old houses with traditional architecture, the Jewish quarter the mellah and the Agdal gardens which you will discover by losing yourself joyfully in the labyrinth of alleys. Arriving at the huge Jemaa el-Fna square, you will be captivated by the frenzied atmosphere caused by snake charmers, musicians, artisans, henna tattoo artists and tourists amazed by the beauty of the place. The Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia palace, the sublime madrasa of Ben Youssef, the oldest university in the world Al Karaouine, as well as the lush gardens of Majorelle, el Harti and Ménara are all wonders worthy of most beautiful tales of the thousand and one nights.
7. Trendy and sparkling!
Party people are not likely to get bored in Marrakech. You can spend sleepless nights in the many very famous nightclubs and ignite the dancefloor to the wild rhythms of international DJs. Bars, theaters, casinos and shows also liven up your evenings, as well as private events organized in the sumptuous riads of the medina or the luxurious villas of the palm grove. It is also in Marrakech that festivals on an international scale take place, such as the Marrakech International Film Festival attracting stars from all over the world.