Marrakech: Highlights of the Red City

Morocco, Marrakech Guide (B): Marrakech: Highlights of the Red City

Gorgeous mosques and gardens, a beautifully preserved medina, the Sahara desert only some steps away… Marrakech is not only the main cultural hub of Morocco, but it has also become one of the most popular destinations in the country. And for a reason!

If you’re interested in experiencing the Moroccan culture first-hand, Marrakech is certainly your go-to place. Read more to discover what are some of the highlights that you can enjoy in this fascinating place!

Marrakech has a very well connected airport with low-cost routes to pretty much any big European capital. The airport is located only 4.5km west of Jemaa el-Fna, the main square of the city, so you’ll be right in the middle of the city in less than 10 minutes.

The easiest way to go to town from the airport is by taxi. Agreeing on a price can be a bit of a hassle, especially as Moroccans love to haggle, but you should not pay more than 50 or 80 dirhams (approx. 5 to 8 euros).

If you're coming from other cities in Morocco, you'll most likely arrive by bus or train. The main bus companies for tourists are CTM, Pullman du sud and Supratours, all connecting Marrakech to all main cities. All long-distance buses stop at Bab Doukkarla, approximately 20 minutes walking from Djemaa El-Fna, or a cheap 20 dirham ride (approx. €2). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Marrakech: Highlights of the Red City
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on author's website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/marrakech-highlights-the-red-city
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jemaa el-Fna square
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Bab Doukkala Mosque
  • Place Moulay el Yazid
  • Moulay El Yazid Mosque
  • Saadian Tombs
  • Chamber of the Three Niches
  • El Badi Palace
  • Bahia Palace
  • Ben Youssef Madrasa
  • Hotel Cecil