Holidays in Marrakech, known as the 'Red City' due to the coloured walls that surround the city, offers a chance to visit the Djemaa El-Fna, a wonderful place for sitting and watching the colourful drama of Marrakech unfold.
Take a balcony or a front row seat at one of the local cafes and watch as orange-juice vendors give way to snake charmers, astrologers, healers, henna tattoo artists and acrobats. As the light fades, the storytellers amaze people with their epic tales and the square gradually fills up with the carts of cooks, creating around a hundred restaurants specialising in a wide variety of foods including steaming snails, barbecued meats and cooked salads. Visitors can dine at one of the many outdoor restaurants and be entertained by the Gnaoua drummers, Berber musicians and male belly dancers.
A vast to Marrakech would not be complete without a visit to the souks, filled with stalls and shops piled high with olives, dates, sweets, spices. Locally crafted souvenirs and freshly dyed carpets. The Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show is a chance to enjoy the excitement of Moroccan folklore.
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Three nights’ five-star bed-and-breakfast at the Atlas Madina & Spa
Atlas Madina & Spa
The five-star Atlas Medina & Spa is located in a magnificent setting full of splendour and lush gardens near the modern Marrakech city, and three kilometres from Djemaa el Fna central square. This peaceful haven is a true example of Moroccan-Arabic architecture. Guests to the Atlas Medina & Spa can explore all the famous attractions and delightful villages nearby and experience real Moroccan hospitality.
October – From £269pp
November – From £149pp
December – From £149pp
January 2018 – From £139pp
February 2018 – From £149pp
March 2018 – From £169pp
April 2018 – From £199pp
May 2018 – From £179pp