One of the first sights you will see as you enter Marrakech, is the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 230 foot high minaret, dating back to the 12th century.
Djemâa el-Fna, the central square, is best seen in the evening when it’s overflowing with food stalls, cooking stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, snake charmers, musicians and henna artists. It is an assault on the senses, from aromatic smells, colourful sights and an abundance of sound.
The souks have a variety of goods for sale and bargaining is expected. Crisscrossing alleyways are overflowing with goods, from exquisite lanterns to beautiful tea sets, pointed shoes in the softest leather, as well as everyday wear. Little squares where the alleyways join usually have a cafe, great for taking a break from your shopping spree. It is easy to lose track of time as you wander through the little alleys.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes, offering a range of food and a range of tagine dishes, meat and vegetarian, quite a few including fruit, all delicious!
Try a traditional hamman, a steam bath followed by an exfoliating massage, after a day’s sightseeing. You will float out, feeling totally relaxed.
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