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Top 5 places to visit in Marrakech

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Marrakech is an exciting city full of live and movement 24 hours a day.  Visitors are always amazed with the contrast of both the old and new part of the city, where you can feel you’ve travel trough time.  There are many interesting things to see and do in Marrakech, but here are the 5 musts!

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1.Jemaa-el-Fna the famous city’s center; filled with snake charmers, singers, story tellers, healers and fakirs will charm you right away. This lively square changes completely from day to night.  Start your morning with a fresh orange juice from one of the stalls; it’s delicious! Come back after a busy day touring around to try a traditional couscous dinner.  Go for a walk around the streets surrounding the square where you can have a traditional coffee in one of the various cafes and restaurants.

2.The Koutoubia Mosque is a landmark in Marrakech.   It stands up in the city center and from here Muslims are called to pray everyday.   The beautiful minaret can be seen from anywhere in the Medina.  Only Muslims can come in, but you can take pictures and admire it from the outside.

3. There is nothing like a visit to the exotic souk´s quarter.  Get lost for a couple or hours in its narrow streets and bargain with the locals for all kind of stuff. From rugs to fine jewelry and colorful spices, the souk has it all.  Buy here all the souvenirs to take home.

4.Menara Gardens: one of Morocco’s most famous photographs settings.  Located slightly out of the city, it’s the perfect spot to escape the noisy Medina for a little while.  A pool outside the main building gives it a romantic ambience and a spectacular view.  Take a walk around the garden and enjoy a sunset that will leave you breathless.

5.Palmerie: this palm garden stretches for miles and has closely to 10,000 trees. It’s been compared to a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Dare yourself to take a camel ride around this beautiful palm grove.  You can get here by taxi or the hop on/off tourist bus.

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Gabriela Ordenana is an Ecuadorian freelance travel writer currently living at Oahu, Hawaii. She loves traveling around the world and has lived in Europe for many years.

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