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where to eat, drink & explore in marrakech

Kate ParrishComment

it's almost impossible to wander marrakech for more than 10 minutes without stopping in awe of amazement of something or someone. the history, culture, and modern chic-ness is so present from the moment you arrive [see our video from marrakech, here]. 

a true melting pot of tourists and locals alike, there is something for literally everyone here. an almost sensory overload [in the best possible way] the city is constantly thriving. spend one [or two or three] of your days getting lost in the ancient walled medina. spend another exploring ville nouvelle "the new town", filled with trendy boutiques and cafes. there are no shortage of vibrant colors and things to see in this city – with the energizing souks, mosques, gardens, markets, fancy hotels, live music (crazy clubs?! apparently) and constant smells of mint tea and spices around every corner. 

the nightly market [jemaa el-fnaa] is also worth dedicating a few of your evenings to. even if you don't plan to eat here, walking through is a true experience. the square is packed with food stalls, juice stalls, drummers, singers,  fire-breathers, snake charmers, henna artists and what feels like thousands of other street entertainers. the shopping here is of course on another level as well, and you can dedicate full days to just haggling your heart away. the full travel guide is in the works, however here are some of our immediate favorites:

EAT: nomads | jemaa el-fnaa [we loved stalls 5, 110 and 42] |  cafe arabe | latitude 31
DRINK: el fenn riadkosybar | kechmara | le bar churchill
EXPLORE: 33 rue majorelle [shopping] | majorelle gardens | the maison de la photographie | ben youssef mosque | bahia palace