I visited Marrakech in April 2015. This was my first time to North Africa and it was amazing, not to mention very hot! Marrakech is all things culture, as well as having a modern side to the city (designer shops and 5* hotels). Having done some research I knew there were lots of places to explore including Jemaa el-Fnaa (the main square), Majorelle Garden and the souks for shopping (yippee)!
Firstly, I visited a traditional Riad where I had the most relaxing Hammam spa day. There I was scrubbed, massaged and moisturised. The photos really capture how truly stunning the Riad was. Everything about the central courtyard was super glamorous, yet remaining traditional.
Next up, was the famous main square in Marrakech, Jemaa el-Fnaa. The square is buzzing with tourists, snake charmers and locals selling interesting traditional bits and bobs, including dentures! Off the square are the long winding souks selling interiors, crafts and style pieces. It's great to just get lost and explore all that the souks have to offer, including the amazing original architecture and tiles.
The magical botanical Majorelle Garden is definitely a great place to visit when in Marrakech. It is a lovely tribute to designer Yves Saint Laurent. The garden hosts amazing colourful plants, bright interiors, as well as a YSL exhibition. It is so tranquil and calming. Definitely a place to collect your thoughts and take some amazing photographs.
The final stop were the Atlas Mountains, which were simply breathtaking, in all their natural beauty. Getting to the actual mountains was an adventure in itself, involving climbing over lots of rocks and passing many stunning waterfalls on the way – definitely worth it though!
I would definitely recommend Marrakech to anyone. It's a great holiday destination with lots to offer - fantastic weather, shopping, adventure and food!
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