Also known as “the Red City” (Medina al-Ham’ra in Arabic) due to the colour of its buildings and walls, Marrakesh is always an appealing place to visit. This fascinating city offers its visitors great variety and contrast, unique details and a rich culture. Marrakesh sits amid the desert sand, an oasis of palm trees and the high snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
Staying in a hotel in Marrakesh offers you the ideal opportunity to discover the city, through its impressive medina, bazaars and historical monuments and places. With the Koutoubia Mosque and the iconic Jemaa el-Fnaa square at its core.
Marrakesh is also a modern and cosmopolitan city as well as a starting place to visit other spectacular sites in Morocco, including Essaouira, Ouarzazate or the valley of Ourika.
Marrakesh oozes magic at any hour of the day. Exotic and vibrant, this city is the ideal place to unwind and wander through the maze of narrow streets and souks, surrounded by the different aromas and flavours, or relax in a hammam. At sunset, Marrakesh takes on its most mesmerising guise, with the Jemaa el-Fnaa square as a focal point. Here, a perfect mix of food stalls, local people and visitors enchants all who observe it from one of the café terraces placed around the square.
One of the best ways to get to know this city is by staying in a Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Marrakesh, from which you can visit any of the 4 key areas: the Medina, the walled area of the old town; the Kasbah, located in the south of the Medina; the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter of Marrakesh; and Gueliz, the city’s most modern neighbourhood.
The Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, the city walls and the bazaars are just some of the must-see attractions waiting for you on your visit to Marrakesh.