When people think of visiting Marrakesh, the first thing that comes to mind is going way in time to an ancient city with a rich culture, but one that has embraced modernity. A picture of ancient palaces, people on horseback and spice vendors fills their minds. Colorful souks (open-air markets) littered with donkey carts, local dishes, and the world renown Jemaa el-Fnaa are some of the things that welcome people to the Red City.
The bustling Red City is a sensational blend of Arabic, Andalusian, Mediterranean, and Berber cultures. Situated at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh or Marrakech as the French spell it – is a quintessential cultural hub which boasts centuries old history. From its medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage site to colorful souks and grand palaces — a trip to Marrakech guarantees an exciting experience.