City Name: Marrakesh
Where is it located?: Marrakesh is in southern Morocco, near the Atlas Mountains.
Why do people go there?: With narrow streets too small for a vehicles and a mind-boggling labyrinths of small alleys loaded with eclectic merchandise, the walled city of old Marrakech has developed a reputation as being the center of culture, art, and old world culture.
How do travelers get there?: Most people arrive at Marrakesh by train.
City Code: 44
Population: 3.2 million
Attractions: Medina (Place Djemaa el-Fna), Arabic, Museum of Moroccan Arts, Almoravid-style Koubba Ba’adiyn
Accommodations: Marrakesh Hostels
Tourist Office: Morocco Tourism Office
Off-the-beaten-path: Telouet, Essaouira, Vallée d’Ourika
Health Issues: No major health issues
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Marrakesh can be visted most of the year. During the summer, the heat can be oppressive.
Common Phrases: Greetings: Salam Aleikum, Greetings (response): wa aleikum as-salam, Thank You: Shukran, How much?: kem?, Yes: nam, No: nam
City Specific Events: Marrakech Popular Arts Festival
How to get around?: Buses and trains are fairly efficient and run throughout the country.
Good to know: In the evening, the center of the old town is a great place to get good cheap food.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Marrakech is the Marrakech-Menara Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Marrackech travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.