Marrakech is the third largest city in the beautiful country of Morocco.
Over the last couple of years, Marrakech has been attracting more attention among visitors from all around the world. And this new-gained popularity is not just for the vibrant spirit. It is actually due to a number of strong reasons that all tourists find appealing, and leave them wishing to visit this amazing city once again. Thanks to the unique culture, friendly people, busy markets, and rich history, Marrakech should be on your traveling list for 2018.
The city is divided into two halves. The first half is Medina, marked with historic buildings, mesmerizing sites, old shops, delicious food, and drinks. The second, and newer half, is called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. It offers a completely new view of Marrakech, filled with modern restaurants, cafes, galleries, museums. Here you will find luxury stores and shops that will satisfy all your shopping needs for branded clothing.
The well-known vibrant markets, also known as souqs, are the signature attraction of the this town. If you love shopping for unique pieces that you can’t find anywhere else in the world, this is the place to visit. At souqs, you can find everything from Moroccan carpets and lamps, to footwear and spices. Once you start walking around the markets you will be mesmerized by your colorful surroundings and you’ll lose track of time. If modern-day cities have large, crowded malls, Marrakech has their own souqs.
The covered markets are usually the ones with lower prices and the places where you can negotiate the final price. They are open very early in the morning and stay there very late at night. The Rahba Kehdima is where you should go if you are a huge spice fan. This is one of the most colorful places you will ever see. There will be all shades of green, blue, yellow, red, magenta surrounding you on every step. Souq Cherifia is the market where all trendsetters will find unique clothing items and linens from emerging Moroccan designers. Whichever market you choose, you’ll love your newfound items and leave entranced by the rainbow of colors that surrounded you. Here are a few photos to get you started.