Travel guide to Marrakech

Facts

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Local name
Marrakech
Inhabitants
500,000
Timezone
When it is 12 noon in the UK (summer time), it is 11 am in Marrakesh. When it is 12 noon in the UK (winter time), it is 12 noon in Marrakesh.

Best time to visit

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It is too hot to visit Marrakesh in the summer time as the city is situated far south and away from the coast. Winter and spring are good seasons to visit the city. If you are into skiing the popular ski resort Oukaimeden is only 70 kilometres away.

Literature

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Morocco, Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat

Culture and entertainment

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Marrakesh is especially famed for its markets and festivals which are held year round. In the spring, for instance, you can experience the National Folklore Festival of Marrakesh, which is a 10-day festival where dancers and musicians from all over the country entertain. In Marrakesh you'll meet a wealth of acrobats, magicians and charming storytellers and at the same time you can also explore the mosques and palaces which grace the city.

Accommodation / Hotel

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It's easy to find a place to stay in Marrakesh. The city has hotels of all categories and the old district, in particular, has good hotels at reasonable rates. Furthermore, there are also camping sites with good facilities outside the city. Book your hotel in Marrakech here

Local transport

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Other transport

Bus connections in Marrakesh are good. There are both local and long-distance services.

Special conditions

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If you like skiing the nearest ski resort is only 70 kilometres from Marrakesh - the popular Oukaimeden.
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