Just hearing the name of this city fills your mind with dreams of exotic adventure, and many people have a trip to Marrakech, Morocco, on their mental bucket list. That appeal is heightened by the fact that this "Land of God"—as Marrakech means in Berber—is located in proximity to both the often-snowy Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Look through the best hotel deals in Marrakech today so you can explore this wondrous city for yourself.
Perhaps nothing gives you a feel for Marrakech like the Medina, the historic district. Practice your haggling skills at the souks adjacent to Place Djemaa El-Fna, where you can buy what you want at great prices. Pick out some fresh dates and figs to snack on back at one of the Marrakech hotels or as you explore the museums and landmarks of this historic city. Be sure to see Dar Si Saïd Museum, which houses a collection of regional arts and pottery in an old palace. Koutoubia Mosque is the city's largest mosque, and has a beautiful, unique minaret. Ben Youssef Mosque is Marrakesh's oldest mosque, dating from the 12th century. Note, however, that you must be Muslim to be permitted inside either mosque. Hotels in Marrakech will likely be located near many historic sites, such as the impressive Bahia Palace with its extensive gardens.
If you enjoy crowds and excitement, a great place to experience the food and drink of Marrakech is in the Medina at night. If you prefer quiet meals, seek out any one of a number of restaurants and cafes offering authentic fare throughout the city. This delights include tagines of beef, chicken, and lamb; couscous; basteeya; and Moroccan salads. Mint tea is a popular local drink, and is made with green tea.
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