Like to get to know Marrakech? Take our advice and ditch the map. To dive headfirst into the city’s medieval medina is to discover the real Morocco. Twisting streets and alleyways, ancient architecture and bustling souks, you’ll find them all here in an abundance. It can seem a little intense at first, but find your feet and the experience is exhilarating. For a break with a difference, there are few places more exotic.
Located in western Morocco, this is a densely-populated place that always teems with life. Visit ancient mosques, charming palaces and beautiful gardens, and be sure to look out for the famous Moorish minaret of Koutoubia, a local landmark that towers over all. Seen the city’s sights? Head back to the souks, where traditional crafts abound and all is aromatic. Like to bag a bargain? Do be sure to barter — it’s all part of the authentic experience.