The Cultural Richness and Diversity of Marrakesh

The Cultural Richness and Diversity of Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco (B)

Marrakesh is a beautiful city that offers a lot of cultural richness and diversity. With its bustling souks, surprising snake charmers, delicious traditional food, amazing palaces, wonderful gardens, and famously welcoming hospitality, the city is an amazing place to experience. Within this article, I describe a top ten of sights you must visit in Marrakesh.

Jemaa El-Fnaa is a big square and market place in the centre of Marrakesh. During the day, there are many orange juice stalls, spice stalls, snake charmers, henna tattoo artists, magicians and locals with chained Barbary apes. At the square you will taste the best orange juice you have ever tasted. A glass of orange juice costs around five to ten Dirham (€0,50-1,00). In the evening, all the charmers and artists depart and the square gets filled with dozens of food stalls. It becomes a great place to try the traditional Moroccan food. Both day and night, Jemaa el-Fnaa, is an amazing place to experience. Around the square are some rooftop restaurants located and the square is the gate to the Marrakesh souk. This is an typical traditional North African indoor market with all kind of local products and tourist souvenirs. Haggling is expected at the souk and it is easy to get lost while wandering in the souk. The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) proclaimed the Jemaa el-Fnaa in 2001 as an intangible heritage of humanity and part of the world heritage list. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Cultural Richness and Diversity of Marrakesh
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Bahia palace
  • El Badi (Badia) palace
  • Majorelle garden
  • Saadian Tombs
  • Oasiria Water park
  • Bab Agnaou