When to go?
The ancient city of Marrakech lies in the northwest of the enchanting nation of Morocco. Here you will enjoy year-round sunshine and warm to hot temperatures. In the summer you can enjoy up to 14 hours of daytime and there are plenty of activities allowing you to beat the heat. The Marrakesh Popular Arts Festival is also hosted in July and offers a spectacular array of music, performances, art, and cultural attractions. However, from March to May you can enjoy temperate days in the high 20s, making your strolls around the many markets and mosques much more enjoyable. The summer months are very busy and crowds are also prevalent over the Christmas holidays as tourists escape the cold of their own countries. October offers splendid weather and is great if you are looking for less crowded times. Consider the month of Ramadan as this may affect some of the attractions and other conveniences such as taxis.
Do & See: What to Expect in Marrakech
Prepare for a feast for your senses as Marrakesh is one of the most vibrant and historically diverse cities in the world. The desert caravan routes have greatly impacted the cities culture and informal trading is one of the most anticipated attractions here. Souks offer all the colours, tastes, and smells you could ever imagine and the architecture is an eclectic mix of Islamic and Spanish design with romantic arches and sharp lines featuring prominently.
Visitors also can’t get enough of the hearty food made with traditional Moroccan spices. Moroccan hospitality curates a familiar environment where sharing and comfort are a certainty. You can watch the city go by while you sip on some mint tea and snack on dried fruits at a colourful café or visit leather tanneries to see a centuries-old craft that is still in practice. One stands in awe of the magnificent mosques strewn across the city with their grand courtyards and intricate detailing. Marrakesh is in one word, remarkable.