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City Guide Marrakech, Morocco

Visiting Marrakech

No matter how many cities you've traipsed through on your travels, or how many characters you've met along the way, nothing can quite prepare you for Marrakech. This truly is a feast for the senses, and in your first day walking around the 'Medina' (old town), you won't know where to look and you will wonder what you can hear in the distance.

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Marrakech - In the souk

The Moroccan city of Marrakech is famous for many things, and its 'souk' (market) is just one of them. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty walks through the souk to speak to some of the different people who run stalls there..

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Marrakech City Reviews

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Nice place - annoying people.

    I liked Marrakech - although if I'm being honest there are better places to see in Morocco, i.e. Fes and Essaouira. The sights are impressive, but it is slightly let down by the amount of pestering you get and the fact that people try and rip you off left, right, and centre. It's a shame because these people don't realise that their short term gain is their long term loss as people are put off going to Marrakech.

    Insider Tip:Haggle with the taxi drivers. You should not pay more than 30 dirhams for a taxi ride anywhere. Cafe Arabe is the best place we ate with a really nice terrace. In terms of places to drink, I would recommend La Salama which has happy hour from 1630-0100.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    very touristy

    This is the most touristy city in Morocco. So pls be careful with anyone who approaches you with smile speaking English.

    Insider Tip:Buy your souvenirs in Rabat or Chefchouen. The souvenir shops here are high robberies.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Marrakech is awesome

    As a single woman traveling alone I was afraid to go to Marrakech based on all the reviews I read before hand. However when I got there I was never made to feel uncomfortable about my safety. If you're walking through the market of course souks try to get your attention but no one ever grabbed me, became aggressive, or overly persistent. After two solid no thank yous they usually move on to another shopper. The tea is AMAZING everywhere you go. I highly recommend atving through the Sahara!

    Insider Tip:Never put to much money in your pockets and carry small bills.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    It's a safe city to travel, no worries.

    It's a safe city for travel and you just have to take good care of your belongings. One thing that needs to be aware of is that you may have to pay the tip if you ask for direction from some random guy. Other than that, it's a pretty cool city to visit :)

  • 50%

    global_rach

    Marrakech

    I was here for only two days and would not recommend staying any longer. There is not a whole lot to do or see. One day to explore the square and hit the museums/palaces, one day to do an excursion and a little more exploring. I was bored with the city and fed up with the people by the end of my trip.

    Insider Tip:Bargain over anything and everything sold in the square!

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