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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Top 5 places to visit in Marrakesh


Marrakesh is one of the largest cities in Morocco and it's one of the most visited in the world.  If you're like me and you're attracted by mosaics, gardens and the oriental atmosphere then you should grab your passport, take the first cheap flight to the Menara airport and experience a travel that will probably change your life forever.
There are many attractions and things to do in this city so you may get a bit disoriented; you really need to organize your travel and the places you want to see especially if you'll be there just for few days.
So here are my top five places you should visit in your first trip to Marrakesh.


    - Jamaa el-Fnaa

Near the Koutoubia mosque you can find one of the best-known squares in Africa, Jamaa el Fna. If you really want to feel the moroccan atmosphere than you should absolutely visit this square. You'll trough yourself into a  voyage between the past and the present: acrobats, magicians, snake charmers, story tellers and a lot, a lot of food.

    - Menara Gardens

This botanical garden is situated in the west zone of Marrakesh and his pavilion is a symbolic monument of the city. The garden is full of olive and fruit trees that are irrigated by a sophisticated underground hydraulic system. In front of the pavilion there's an artificial lake and, if you're lucky and there are no clouds in the sky, behind it you'll have an amazing view of the Atlas Mountains. For a few euros you'll have the chance to enter inside the pavilion and have another perspective of this amazing garden.

    - Majorelle Gardens
   
This is probably my favorite. Majorelle Garden is situated in Rue Yves Saint Laurent and it was the moroccan home of Majorelle. When you're in this garden you feel like you're visiting an exotic city while you're still in Marrakesh. Amazing buildings are surrounded by hundred of different types of plants and inside the garden  you can visit the Yves Saint Laurent museum: a collection of his best works where he shares his love for fashion and art.

    - Souks

As for the Jamaa el-Fna square, souks are the right place to go if you wanna feel the culture of this country. You can find lots of them in the whole city but my favorite one has to be in Gueliz street: here you can find lots of different bazars where you can buy amazing souvenirs from handmade rugs to spices and tea.

    - Ourika

If you're like me and you love nature then you should go a bit out of Marrakesh and visit the Ourika valley. Wear your most comfy sneakers and climb the Atlas Mountains, you'll not regret it. I have to admit that climbing wasn't easy but the view and the waterfalls are worth it. If you're tired and you want to have a pause you'll have the chance to sit and grab a fresh drink from the cafes that are in your way up to the waterfalls, some of them are built on rocks and the view from them is just breathtaking.

So if you're thinking of having an amazing trip or just a relaxing week end and escape your frenetic routine check this wonderful city, you'll never regret it.

6 comments :

  1. Very interesting post. Now I really would love to go to Marrakech and relax a little bit. I'm very happy to find this blog! I am already a fan *-*

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  2. Nice Articl sweety keep going ! You're doing great ! 😊😄

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  3. Wow molto interessante. Ora grazie a te so dove andare il prossimo anno! Continua così!

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