Marrakech in Pictures Marrakech is a vibrant, colourful city where cultures meet and treasures await.
1/10 A good way to explore the rich sights of the "Red City" is by barouche, or horse-drawn carriage.
2/10 From sunrise to sundown and well after, city centres such as Djemma el-Fna are buzzing with activity.
3/10 French artist Jacques Majorelle established the estate as his own Mediterranean oasis, landscaping the gardens with botanical specimens from the world over. Today, Jardin Majorelle garden houses the Islamic Art Museum and the private art collection of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent.
4/10 Nearly every souk or bazaar has food stalls that offer up tantalising Moroccan delicacies such as spicy escargot, merguez sausages, almond- and honey-flavoured pastries, and mint tea.
5/10 On a sultry day, seek refuge in the palm and olive groves of Menara Gardens, and view the snow-capped Atlas Mountains from the breezy lakeside pavilion.
6/10 Be prepared to haggle for colourful rugs, textiles, ceramics and handcrafted jewellery in any one of the bustling souks in Marrakech.
7/10 From elaborate minarets to ornate stone scrolls and intricate tiles, architectural details that dot mosques, gardens and public spaces throughout Marrakech are a mélange of centuries-old Spanish and Arabic styles and influences.
8/10 Many Marrakech locals heed the muezzin's call to prayer in the mosques throughout the city.
9/10 On the vibrant streets, you'll find everything from stalls selling food, spices and olives to snake charmers, street performers, tarot readers, henna artists and vendors eager to sell you their wares.
10/10 There's no telling what kind of crafts and treasures you'll find in the souks of Marrakech, such as these delicate handcrafted lamps.
Marrakech is a vibrant destination, where the souks and markets are always busy and there’s an architectural gem on every corner. You’ll also find serene gardens, exotic palaces and museums rich with cultural treasures. And it is all easy to navigate from
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Issue 3 2014