Marrakech is a city of great variety and contrast, so much so that if you walk through the old and new areas they look like different cities. You can get lost in its great medina by raffling off its citizens on a motorbike, the main means of transport in the city, walk through its souk, or discover its many places and monuments, always with the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque as a backdrop and the Jemaa El Fna square as the nerve centre from where everything connects.
But you can also enjoy the many museums, restaurants and places to go out that the modern area offers, as it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. Moreover, it is an excellent starting point from which to settle down and get to know the surrounding area: Essaouira, the Ourika valley, Ouarzazate, …
In short, Marrakech is a seductive city, full of details and capable of offering anything to anyone who is able to enter it. Because with each visit, you will discover a new face of one of the most fascinating and different cities in the world.
Marrakech’s climate is characterized by mild temperatures most of the year. The only difficult time is in summer where the temperature sometimes exceeds 40ºC during the day. It is advisable not to expose yourself too much to the sun, and to wear sunglasses and/or a hat.
It is in winter and the month before and after it when it is colder, so you need a jacket for the day and a coat for the night.
For more information, as well as the temperatures month by month and a forecast for the next days, you can consult the following link: Weather in Marrakech.
Places of Interest in Marrakech
How To Get To Marrakech
Travelling to Marrakech by Plane
Marrakech has an airport, with flights coming from many places in Europe, so it is easy to get there.
It’s very close to the city, about 4 kilometers away. The best way to get from the airport to your hotel are taxis or shuttle buses. If there is any doubt about the fare, at the exit of the airport there is a board with fixed prices to different parts of the city.
Travelling to Marrakech by Road
There are two options: either by car or by bus.
If you do it by car, there are two alternatives: by taxi, which is the most used means, or by rented or own car. The network of motorways and highways in Morocco has changed a lot in recent years, so reaching a major city like Marrakech is fairly easy from anywhere in the country. In fact, you can link highways practically from Tangier to Marrakech and there are many service stations where you can refuel or drink something.
Opting for the bus is much cheaper, but on the other hand the schedules are very unpredictable. It’s normal to reach your destination a few hours later than planned.
The biggest Moroccan coach company is CTM, and through it you can link up with Marrakech from many points in the country. You can buy the tickets in the bus stations, but it is recommended to do it through their website (in French) to avoid being without a seat during high season.
Travel to Marrakech by Train
Marrakech also has a train station, which is also in the city center. It has connections with most of the country. From the north of the country (Tangier) there are two types of trains: one during the day (having to choose between first and second class) or at night in a sleeper train.
The train company is called ONCF and also has a website in French, where in addition to information on schedules and prices you can buy tickets, although you can only make an online booking if you have a Moroccan credit card.