Marrakech is hot! It looks like every Instagrammer and tourist just wants to be here. And I'm not surprised. Marrakech is truly something unique. A colorful city in Morocco that feels like you're stepping into Aladdin's cave. But this popularity comes with a price. Standing in line for an hour to get tickets to the Majorelle Gardens or trying to find a table in that one favorite restaurant. So what things to do in Marrakech without the crowds?
The 7 best and most inspiring things to do in Marrakech without the crowds
- Ben Youssef Madrasa: You simply can't miss this beautiful old koran school. Although this place is very popular it's also quite big. Try to go early in the morning or at the end of the day to enjoy its beauty.
- Shopping at the southern Medina: Unlike the center and the north part of the Medina, the south part close to the Bahia Palace has a whole different vibe. The shop owners will let you look in peace when you're looking for that one special bag 🙂
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- Drink mint tea with Moroccan pancakes at Cafe des Epices: A perfect place to take a little break and watch the people go by. The Moroccan pancakes are super delicious here! If you really like some peace and quiet head over to the rooftop and enjoy the view.
- Visit the Spice Souks: Unlike the overcrowded Jemaa El-Fnaa square this little Place des Epices is way more relaxed. Colorful spices everywhere and some very nice rooftop restaurants to choose from. Probably one of my favorites places in the city.
- Bahia Palace: If you only have time for one place to see in Marrakech, this is the one. This stunning palace in the south of the Medina will steal your heart. After paying a small entrance fee you enter the palace through a lush garden. It may seem crowded here, but no worries. After this garden, everybody will spread out over the entire grounds and disappear. Great place to take pictures!
- Eat at Dar Marjana: instead of eating where everybody is eating go somewhere new! This restaurant is a more fancy option and the food is just superb. One the first floor they serve a Morrocan dish including music and entertainment, but if that's not your cup of tea go to the second floor where you can enjoy in silence 🙂 Don't forget to try some Moroccan wine when you're there.
- Take time to relax from a rooftop: When you book your hotel or Riad make sure they have a rooftop. Seeing the city from above is so relaxing! Especially after a day of sightseeing and shopping, it's very nice to just do nothing for a few hours and watch the sun go down behind the mountains.
Have you been to this beautiful city already? Let me know what your favorite places were! Would love to hear from you!
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