Marrakesh maintains the grandeur of Arab history, the sophistication and luxury of the ancient peoples, a fascinating blend of tradition and modernization. Their cultural difference is a feast for the senses and they fill your eyes. Unusual landscapes, sumptuous palm trees, crystalline lakes, colossal mountains and the famous endless desert, known as the Sahara, provide an unforgettable trip!
Marrakesh charmed not only the designer Yves Saint-Laurent, but thousands of travelers, a magical place full of exotic attractions. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the fourth largest city in Morocco is known as the “red city”, for its reddish buildings.
The old part of Marrakesh is still surrounded by walls. In the heart of the Medina, the minaret of the Mosque, an icon of Marrakesh, built in the early 12th century, is the highest point in the region. Inside there are several monuments and attractions. And to feel the true essence of the place, it is mandatory to explore the souks (markets); colorful fabrics, kilim rugs, jewelery, silver, ceramics, leather and a multitude of handmade wonders are ready to be negotiated, or rather, bargained for.
Walking the streets is a magical experience. Local life has remained at an unchanged rhythm for centuries: the sound of prayers echoes from mosques, music and instrumental beats seem more like a sweet lament, rare aromas of spices exude from the four corners of the city, mint tea and barley bread wood-fired; there is an endless appeal to the senses.
The Djemaael-Fnaera square, the ancient meeting place of the Moroccans, always crowded – a true multicolored kaleidoscope, nowhere can you find jugglers, monkey tamer, healers, fortune tellers, fire eaters, snake charmers, in the same place, henna tattoo artists, storytellers and salespeople. This mix makes the scene even more amazing. When the sun goes down, the stars invade the scene … the Arab night is an invitation to explore the excellent restaurants scattered in luxurious hotels. And here are the most fabulous hotels and palaces in the world, renowned hotel chains have settled in and around Marrakesh.
The Atlas Mountains are 30 minutes from Marrakesh. It is the largest mountain range in Africa – it boasts snowy peaks and stretches over 2,400 km, from Morocco to Tunisia. The place is perfect for discovering old mosques, souks, labyrinthine villages and winding roads that offer spectacular views.
During Ramadan, opening hours are changed and sales of alcoholic beverages are suspended.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakesh
With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakesh is a true oasis of luxury, is only 10 minutes away from the famous Medina.
Set in 20 hectares of ancient olive trees, lakes, exotic pools and beautiful gardens with jasmine, cestrum and more than 100,000 fragrant roses. This stylish, contemporary resort offers excellent facilities; with 54 luxurious villas and 9 spacious suites, a modern spa with relaxing treatments and innovative restaurants supervised by celebrated chef Meryem Cherkaou. The elegant Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers the best accommodation in Marrakech with breathtaking views.
Royal Mansour Marrakesh
Located in the heart of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world, the Royal Mansour Marrakesh offers unparalleled luxury and services – reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition.
Like the great gates of the imperial cities of Morocco, the monumental entrance is a testament to the local handcrafts, as well as the materials and techniques used; Like traditional cedar wood, chiseled metal and sculpted plaster work. Just like the famous “Bab el Khemis” (gate), the grand gate of the Royal Mansour Marrakech promises; “Happiness, wealth and prosperity”.
The magnificent building houses a fabulous lobby, a bar, different lounges, the beautiful library, as well as the three renowned restaurants that attract guests from all over the world. Highlight in the romantic dinner offered in the desert, a charm with luxurious tents, torches and traditional culinary – guarantee unique experiences. Inspired by North Africa, Spain, as well as the traditional Moorish architecture of Portugal, the Royal Mansour Marrakech presents an axis intertwined with classic shapes. As for the interior, it is a pure celebration of the diversity of master craftsmen, with sculpted ceilings, floors and walls that are true works of art.
The Royal Mansour Marrakech offers its guests unparalleled experiences!