My first time in Marrakech was last year in November with the beauty brand Obelia. I went there for a humanitarian project that definitely changed my view of life. Read more of this article here. I absolutely wanted to come back to this beautiful city to discover it by myself. Together with the hubby we booked 2 weeks in Kech. Marrakesh conquered me with its delicious food, peaceful nature and fabulous architecture. I’m totally addicted, so we planned our next stay already. :D I got so many questions on social media about my trip. You were all so curious in a positive way and I was so happy to hear and read that I inspired you to visit Marrakech. As promised, this mini travel guide of my favorite places! I hope you’ll like the pictures and will understand why I lost my heart in this magical city…
The question that was often asked, is Marrakech expensive? Together with the hubby we booked a room with breakfast in hotel ‘Les Jardins de l’Agdal’ ( ***** stars ) on booking.com for 600€/week. A reasonable price to me. The second week we had a collab with hotel ‘La Sultana’ (read more here) I truly believe you can find all kind of prices. Everything depends on your budget. So don’t worry about that. If you really want to live the magic of Marrakech I advice you to go to a Riad. It will be a little more expensive but the experience will be at another level for sure!
PLACES TO VISIT:
The Jemaa el-Fna square, you will love it or hate it! It’s truly the mess everyone describes: crowdy, people eating at the food trucks, many typical shops, henna tattoo artists, bands and storytellers, magicians, snake charmers and monkeys (only during the day). It’s one of the most hectic places in the country. I loved it and went several times to have a cup of harira soup.
If there is one negative side, it’s the pressure of the sellers on the square. They absolutely want to earn something so you can be approached several times. They won’t do you any harm but they can be a little bit agressive if you don’t give them a coin…
Beldi conquered my heart! Words can’t describe the beauty of this place. The Beldi Country Club has a hotel where you can stay but it’s also accessible for outsiders to visit and chill. If you want to relax at the swimming pool surrounded by meters of rose fields, wild nature, speechless architecture…Than is this the place to be!! I guarantee you, you’ll not regret it!!
La Mamounia is the perfect little oasis in vibrant Marrakech and a must-visit with its equally famous gardens. Flowerbeds, orange groves, olive trees, palm trees, magnificent patios… It’s a luxury hotel but as an outsider you can also enjoy the beauty of this place. You can take some pictures or have a lunch at the poolside restaurant, you can drink your afternoon tea at Le Menzeh…There are so many hidden gems and beautiful corners.
Majorelle Garden is one of the most popular locations in Morocco. It’s the creation of French painter Jacques Majorelle who spent 40 years injecting his passion and creativity into this magical garden. The lemon yellow, the striking cobalt blue, the magical trees and over 300 species of exotic plants. Jardin Majorelle is perfect for those who want a break from the busy city and want to experience the Art Deco in a relaxing environment.
La Pause: If you want to ride a quad or have a walk with a dromedary in the desert accompanied with some good traditional food, this is where you have to be.
Old Town Medina is a must in your planning. You simply cannot visit Marrakech without getting lost in the pinkish corners of the old town Medina. You can find countless treasures, carpets, bags, ceramics, silver jewelry, spices, cute lamps… Whether you’re looking for handicrafts or food, there’s an alleyway for everything. You get lost for hours in the labyrinth cuz it’s so relaxing, inspiring with plenty of treasures. One of my favorite places was Ben Youssef, so make sure to pass by to see the beautiful architecture.
Chez Ali or Hotel Selman: If you are a horse lover you have to attend their horse show. These two places offer you a spectacular dinner with traditional music and dancers and after dinner you can enjoy an amazing horse show.
PLACES TO EAT:
Nomad: Cute rooftop restaurants which allow you to watch the sun set in the most beautiful surroundings. Nomad is located above the Souks so that you can stroll around the carpet and spice places and have some delicious and modern Moroccan cuisine with a view afterwards!
Dar Soukkar: Is a beautiful restaurant where you can taste some good food while watching classy belly dancers and fire shows. The price is also very good. Know that before 10pm there is no one. People only start coming out for dinner around 10pm in this city.
Bo-zin - Le Comptoir D’orna - Strass - Palais Namaskar: Beautiful places to have dinner but quit expensive. The decor is amazing and from time to time you can enjoy a show. Good atmosphere, very classy, chic and dreamy.
Café de la poste: A beautiful peaceful brasserie with a lovely view, good food and excellent service. Belgium prices also.
Dar Yacout: If you want to have dinner with a mind-blowing view and decoration. This is where you have to be! It’s a bit pricy but it really deserves it!
Of course there is so much more to visit. I only gave you the adresses where I’ve been and that I loved! If you really want or need more information make sure to visit their websites. Don’t hesitate if you have other questions by leaving them in the comment box below in this article. I decided to write this article only in English so I really hope you don’t mind.I did not want to spoil you with a roman haha ;)