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About Marrakech

This rose-pink oasis city with its spectacular backdrop of snow capped Atlas Mountains captures the heart and imagination of everyone who visits. Pulsing with the beat of the drummers of the Djemma el Fna Square, it is a city alive with possibilities.

Food and drink

Moroccan cuisine is rightly celebrated as one of the best in the world and Marrakech has numerous fine restaurants to choose from. Start with a bowl of steaming, spicy harira soup or unexpectedly delicious bastilla, a semi-sweet pigeon pie made with layers of filo pastry. For the main course, a chicken or lamb tagine with couscous is a must, while for dessert, a choice of small, nut-filled pastries will be offered and accompanied by a glass of sweet, green mint tea or a strong, thick coffee. Although it is a Muslim country, alcohol is widely available; lookout for local wines, the best of which are red.

Must see and do

The souks of Marrakech are over-flowing with fantastic things to buy, from carpets and lamps to slippers, pottery, jewellery and leather goods. Particularly worth looking out for are beautiful thuya wood boxes, often inlaid with mother-of-pearl, brightly-coloured tagine pots, basketwork and kilim rugs. You will be expected to haggle, so never pay the first asked price, but if you feel hassled by a seller, simply walk away. There are fixed-price tourist shops outside the souks, if you'd rather not bargain.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Marrakech, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andpril

April

Heating up during the day with considerable drops in night temperatures, April is ideal to soak up the exotic romance and colourful vibrancy of this mystical city.

Marrakech Blog posts

From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers

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10th May 2017 by The Daily S'elf

Marrakech city guide

This one has been a long time coming. I’ve felt like the only person that hasn’t visited Marrakech for years now, never mind the fact that I’d never set foot in Morocco, my Dad’s home country, before. Embarrassing. Since the trip, I realised a lot of people I’ve spoken to have put Morocco on the long finger for some reason or another. Turns out I wasn’t the only one who kept meaning to go, but never really got around to it. I had no doubt in my mind I’d love the place and...

Weather in Marrakech

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Marrakech

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