City Guide: Marrakesh, Morocco

An exotic hideaway set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is a whirlwind of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and smells. Whether you want to explore brightly colored markets, visit a Moroccan bathhouse (hammam) or dance the night away in North Africa’s party city, Marrakesh will be an experience to remember.

What to do: Stroll through the fragrant Jardin Majorelle French gardens and admire the Islamic arts in the pavilion. Explore the ruins of the 16th-century El Badi Palace. Try haggling as you explore the labyrinth of the souk markets—be sure to sample aromatic tagines and other delicacies. Ride a camel. Marvel at the snake charmers and belly dancers in Jemaa el Fna square.

Where to stay: A visit to Marrakesh wouldn’t be complete without a stay in a riad: a home or palace with an internal courtyard garden and a luxurious, homey atmosphere. Riad Chi-Chi, on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the Medina, offers simple, elegant luxury from €90 per night.

Marrakesh is one of 7 Sexy Cities featured in this issue of 2life Weddings Magazine.

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