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Koutoubia Mosque , a major Marrakech landmark

Koutoubia Mosque , a major Marrakech landmark

The Koutoubia Mosque, one of Morocco's largest, in the centre of Marrakech was built in 1158 by the Almohads, one of the country's great imperial cities.

08 April 2015 Read more
Marrakech in May - roses, music and local cuisine!

Marrakech in May - roses, music and local cuisine!

Long sunny days and rapidly rising temperatures make May another good month to visit Marrakech. One can expect around 10 hours of daily sunshine and temperatures well up into the high twenties, even l...

11 March 2015 Read more
Marrakech - Events and Things To Do in April

Marrakech - Events and Things To Do in April

As temperatures rise and tourists flock to Marrakech to enjoy what are, by European standards, summer temperatures, the city organises a packed events calendar with something for just about everyone. ...

25 February 2015 Read more
Visiting Marrakech in March

Visiting Marrakech in March

With lots of sunshine (8 hours per day, on average), temperatures ranging from 11 to 25 degrees and gardens bursting out with the spectacle of spring flowers, March is a wonderful month to visit Marra...

11 February 2015 Read more
Marrakech - cultural events in February

Marrakech - cultural events in February

Part of Moroccan tradition and heritage, the lively, uplifting Dakka Marrakchia Festival has been passed down from generation to generation for more than a thousand years. Offering visitors a rare gli...

05 January 2015 Read more
Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

The contrast between the rigours of a typical European winter and the perennially mild temperatures of Marrakech make January as good a time to visit this vibrant city as almost any other.

22 December 2014 Read more
Themed Break Bargains in Marrakech

Themed Break Bargains in Marrakech

While enjoying a short sunny break in Marrakech there are many activities you can indulge in, from golf to trekking in the Atlas Mountains and shopping in the souks. But there are many other options f...

18 December 2014 Read more
Tips for a cheap Marrakech break out of season

Tips for a cheap Marrakech break out of season

If you're looking for an off-season holiday bargain Marrakech should certainly appear high on the shortlist of likely destinations. With its wealth of exciting, yet surprisingly inexpensive things to ...

04 December 2014 Read more
Gommage at the best Spa Hotel in Marrakech

Gommage at the best Spa Hotel in Marrakech

Like most of the best spa hotels in Marrakech, Les Borjs de la Kasbah's facility, the Arganier, offers exquisite hammam sessions (with or without full seaweed or volcanic clay body masks) followed by ...

05 November 2014 Read more
Themed Breaks in Marrakech

Themed Breaks in Marrakech

If you're hoping to embark on a cheap holiday to Marrakech but are looking to experience more than sun and souks alone, you may wish to take advantage of the themed breaks in Marrakech currently on of...

12 October 2014 Read more
Palmeraie Golf Club, one of Marrakech's many golf courses

Palmeraie Golf Club, one of Marrakech's many golf courses

Situated within the city's upmarket green belt, the Palmeraie Golf Club, one of no fewer than eight such venues boasted by Marrakech, all designed by some of the top names from the world of golf, is s...

06 October 2014 Read more
How to make couscous the traditional way

How to make couscous the traditional way

How to make couscous the traditional way - The Couscoussier, a vital Utensil in Traditional Moroccan Cooking.

22 September 2014 Read more
Marrakech Nightlife - a vibrant mixture of tradition and modernity

Marrakech Nightlife - a vibrant mixture of tradition and modernity

As night falls in Marrakech the city comes alive with a combination of traditional gathering places and thoroughly modern venues of entertainment. Here's a rundown of the best Marrakech nightlife!

08 September 2014 Read more
Visit Terres d'Amanar, an Adventure Park with a Difference

Visit Terres d'Amanar, an Adventure Park with a Difference

Bordering the Toubkal National Park's pristine forests, the Terres d'Amanar estate is situated some 23 miles (37 km) from Marrakech, on the road to Asni. Nestling in the foothills of the spectacula...

25 August 2014 Read more
Marrakech Events in late August and September 2014

Marrakech Events in late August and September 2014

The late summer season is once again packed with a variety of events which visitors to Marrakech should consider scheduling into their travel plans. Read on to learn about the most popular Marrakech e...

22 August 2014 Read more
Tourist attractions in Marrakech - Tiskiwin Museum

Tourist attractions in Marrakech - Tiskiwin Museum

Situated on Rue de la Bahia, between the Dar Si Said and Bahia palaces, the Tiskiwin Museum is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Marrakech. The museum was created by Dutch anthropolog...

14 July 2014 Read more
Take a daytrip from Marrakech to Ouirgane

Take a daytrip from Marrakech to Ouirgane

The pretty little village of Ouirgane (pronounced 'Weer-gan') is a Berber settlement situated in the foothills of the High Atlas, on the edge of the Toubkal National Park, some 90 minutes from Marrake...

01 July 2014 Read more
Places to visit in Marrakech - Agdal Gardens, the 'walled Meadow' of Marrakech

Places to visit in Marrakech - Agdal Gardens, the 'walled Meadow' of Marrakech

Situated close to the Menara Gardens and the Marrakech medina, the Agdal Gardens were created by the city founder, Abd al-Mu'min (1130 to 1163), of the Almohad dynasty who also undertook many of the c...

17 June 2014 Read more
The Gnaoua Music Festival, Essaouira

The Gnaoua Music Festival, Essaouira

The picturesque coastal town of Essaouira may be around three hours from Marrakech but scheduling time for a visit to the four-day Gnaoua Music Festival (12th-15th June) is well ...

03 June 2014 Read more
Events in Morocco May to July 2014

Events in Morocco May to July 2014

In virtually every region of Morocco religious and cultural festivals are staged throughout the year, June and July, despite the heat, being no exception.

28 May 2014 Read more