Visit Historic Places with Cheap Holidays to Marrakechby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
The fourth largest city in Morocco, Marakkech is the country's hub for trade and culture. It is located to the north of Atlas Mountains and to the southwest of the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Although it was founded in the 11th century, it has been inhabited by the Berber farmers since the Neolithic period. Many mosques and other Islamic structures were built in the city with Andalusian architecture during the rule of Almoravid dynasty, which had founded Marrakech. The city's red walls and several buildings were built using red sandstone during the rule of the Almoravid king, Ali ibn Yusuf. During your time spent in this part of Morocco, you'll get to explore some fascinating historic attractions.
If you wish to enjoy cheap holidays to Marrakech, visit during the autumn season from September to November. This is the time when there are lesser crowds of tourists and the hotels would be quite forthcoming in offering some attractive discounts on accommodations. Those planning to visit during the winter season between December and February must book their hotel stays well in advance, especially when travelling during Christmas and New Year. Spring from March to May is the best time to witness some mesmerising natural surroundings of the city, such as the valleys, which come alive with beautiful blossoms in this season. Summer from June to August is the peak tourist season of Marrakech.
Among the major tourist attractions in this Moroccan city are the 'souks' located in the old quarter, called 'Medina'. Souks are the traditional markets that give you tremendous shopping opportunities if you're looking for some excellent souvenirs. Jemaa el-Fnaa is a large square that must not be missed while getting around in the city. It has many stalls that sell various items from spices to leather goods, while you'll be entertained by the local musicians, snake charmers, and storytellers. You'll be full of praise for the majestic architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, which can be visited while exploring the Mohammed V avenue.
You'll get the chance to indulge in some thrilling outdoor activities during your holiday in this city. Among them is a desert tour from Marrakech to a Berber desert camp near the city. This trip gives you the opportunity to witness some fabulous sights of the Atlas Mountains and the golden sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. One of the best activities to try while in the city would be a drive to the higher reaches of the Atlas Mountains. It would allow you to explore the Ouzoud Falls, the highest waterfalls in the North African region.
Don't miss some delicious treats from the Moroccan cuisine when you're exploring different corners of this city. You can try 'kebabs', made using pieces of meat roasted over an open grill. A typical Moroccan dish is the 'tagine', which is prepared using vegetables and meat cooked in a traditional clay pot. Moroccan orange juice would surely be refreshing after several hours of travel. Never leave the city without trying its favourite 'mint tea' served in cups or small glasses.
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