Known as “the Red City” (Medina al-Ham’ra in Arabic) for the colour of its buildings and walls, Marrakech is always an appealing place to visit. This fascinating city offers visitors great variety and contrast, unique details and a rich culture. Marrakech is set amidst the sands of the desert, an oasis of palm trees and the high snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
Staying in a hotel in Marrakech is the ideal way to discover the city, from the extensive medina and souks to the many historical sites and monuments. Not forgetting the Koutoubia Mosque and the iconic Jemaa el-Fnaa square, which are always a highlight.
Marrakech is also a modern and cosmopolitan city and a good base for visiting other spectacular sites in Morocco, such as Essaouira, Ouarzazate and the Ourika Valley.
Marrakech exudes magic at all hours of the day. Exotic and vibrant, it is the ideal place to unwind as you wander through the maze of narrow streets and souks, surrounded by different aromas and flavours, or relax in a hammam. At sunset, Marrakech is at its most enchanting, with Jemaa el-Fnaa square as the focal point. Here, a perfect mix of food stalls, locals and visitors enchants all who watch from one of the café terraces that surround the square.
One of the best ways to get to know this city is to stay at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Marrakech, from where you can explore each of its four areas: the Medina, the walled area that hides the old city; the Kasbah, located to the south of the medina, El Mellah, the old Jewish quarter; and Gueliz, the most modern neighbourhood.
Jemaa el-Fnaa, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, the city walls and the bazaars are just some of the must-sees during your visit to Marrakech.