Amazing Things to See and Do in Marrakech

There are tons of fun things to do in Marrakech that aren’t always highly publicized. Marrakech is the ultimate tourist destination that has activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you are a history buff, a water sports enthusiast, an art lover, someone who like seeing nature out in the open, or a person who enjoys family activities, you will find plenty of things to do in Marrakech. If this article interests you, DirectLine Holidays do great deals to Morocco.

Visit the Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

Koutoubia is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Marrakech. It was built in 1184, and it opened to the general public in 1199. The minaret of Koutoubia is one of Marrakech’s most famous symbols. It is Almohad in style, with four copper globes placed on top to make it one of the most special mosque sites in the world.

The Souks of Marrakech

Spice Bazaar

When you visit the souks of Marrakech, you won’t find separate souks. Instead, you will find a whole area in the northern part of the city that is dedicated to souks. They are grouped together one right after another and each one is devoted to a specific kind of trade. From copper works and carpentry items to handcrafted jewellery, leatherwork, carpets, hats, sheepskin, spices, cosmetic, and even magical ingredients for spells, charms, or potions, you will find just about anything imaginable at the souks. You can also see word carvers at work, cobblers, silversmiths, spices laid out on the ground for viewing, and other craftsmen making their wares at the various vendor booths that are present. Whether you want slippers, bracelets, shoes, bags, clothes, or traditional items that are handmade by the locals, you will have access to whatever you need to have a great shopping experience. The souks of Marrakech are unlike any other souks in the world.

Islamic Scripture and the Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian tombs were undiscovered for thousands of years, before they were uncovered in the 20th century. They are very much intact, and the darkened halls and spooky atmosphere is enough to captivate anyone. The floor is grey and marbled, and it has numerous mosaics that adorn the walls. The tombs are within walking distance from the town square, so tourists will be able to tour the tombs and then shop, relax, or eat at one of the many restaurants that serve traditional Moroccan cuisine. Those who are interested in Islamic scripture can also learn about its origins and history while they are visiting Marrakech.

Great Places to Dine

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There are tons of fabulous restaurants in Marrakech that offer diverse menus that everyone will enjoy.

If you want a relaxed and entertaining dining experience, then the Comptoir Darna is a perfect choice. It has a cocktail bar, a family dining area downstairs, and belly dancing in the upper section of the restaurant. Marrakech is home to some of the finest chefs in the world. Chef Mohammed Fedal is one of the most well-known chefs in the area, and he has created some of Marrakech’s most famous dishes. He runs the Dar Moha, which offers high quality made to order cuisine that the whole family will enjoy. The Dar Moha is quite affordable, so tourists on a budget can enjoy quality food at great prices.

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