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

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    Definitely do the day excursion to the Ouzoud waterfalls if you have time. Great little escape from the heat and busy Marrakech. There is a waterpark in Marrakech and lovely gardens. I feel that Marrakech is like an intro to India, you get the haggling and a little bit of culture but for the most part, it seems very kitschy.

    Insider Tip:20 dirhan to get to the bus station from the main square. If you are lost, go to the police station and someone will help you and you don't have to tip. If a random stranger offers to help, expect them to ask you for money at the end.

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    Staying in Marrakech

    A very colourful and nice town! We really enjoyed our days there! The marketplace is full of people and different nations, you will get a good impression of the way of life in morroco.

    Insider Tip:You really have to visit the souks wich are a few minutes far away from the touristic souks near the marketplace!

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    cultural experience

    Be aware to step in a culture totally different to any European one you might have see so far. Walking over the noisy and vivid market square, explore the Souks and all those tiny little stretts is like an adventure itself. So worth going there.

    Insider Tip:If you stay in Morocco or Marrakech, have a look for some excursions. A trip to the Sahara desert is one of the best things you can do!

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    Pulsing city

    It takes some time to get to use to locals so you have to be ready that everybody wants to get money from you for everything. Medina is place worth visiting during the day, but especially in night.

    Insider Tip:Tajine - vary tasty national cuisine.

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    Great city!

    It's a very big and busy city. If you intend to cover a lot of it, I would definitely say you need at least 3-4 days. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, exploring the souks, visiting local landmarks and the tannery. Good atmosphere, busy hustling city with plenty of friendly people.

    Insider Tip:Be firm with your bartering, and if you are a woman, leave space in your luggage! You will buy more in the souks than you had anticipated!

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