Marrakech is also known as "Pearl of the South". The city with its beauty and uniqueness has rightly earned this name. In the capital of Morocco there are many small hotels. These are mainly a family business and radiate thereby an idyllic peace. One can experience wonderful holidays in the small hotels, because the people in Marrakech are very friendly and helpful. You can also experience this warmth at the numerous markets that you can find throughout in the city. Architecturally valuable buildings and historic cities belong to Marrakech and enrich every holiday maker. The fascination of the Orient and the successful combination of tradition and modernity fascinate every visitor of the city.
Small hotels in Marrakech: The most important regions & places at a glance
Places of interest in Marrakech: The Old Town Medina, Traditional Souks & Historical Buildings
© Dar Darma Marrakech holds endless treasures of historical, traditional and oriental things. It is what makes the city what it is, and its cultural richness attracts many holidaymakers to Marrakech. One dives into another world and cannot help but be thrilled. Especially the old town of Marrakech, the so-called Medina, houses a piece of history of Morocco and shows the origins of the country. The traditional souks in the old town are particularly popular: spices, fruit, vegetables, jewellery and textiles but also household goods and the typical oriental lamps can be found at the market. Authentic and beautiful, the souks not only inspire holidaymakers, but also with real Moroccans, the bazaars are still very popular and are simply part of everyday life in Marrakech. In the city you will also find many buildings that are historically significant. These represent the country and its culture. Absolutely worth seeing is for example the Koutoubia Mosque. It is the biggest mosque in Marrakech and one of the oldest in Morocco. It dates back to the 12th century and is one of the absolute must-sees during a holiday in Marrakech. It also includes the famous Bahia Palace. The palace dates from the 19th century and covers a total area of 8,000 square meters. An idyllic garden, a Turkish Hamam, a mosque as well as over 160 riads and rooms belong to the palace. The Andalusian and Moorish architectural style are perfectly coordinated and result in a particularly beautiful appearance. The famous Saadian tombs, the botanical garden Jardin Majorelle, the park Menara garden as well as the Marrakech museum should not be missing on a sightseeing tour. After such a culturally rich day, one can make oneself comfortable and relax a little in the selected small hotel. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can enjoy the peace and quiet, the first-class service and the special atmosphere.
A touch of Hollywood near Marrakech: The cities of Quarzazate & Ait-Ben-Haddou
Not only the small hotels and the numerous sights in Marrakech inspire with their beauty and uniqueness, also outside the city there is a lot to discover. A wide variety of tours and excursions are offered depending on your wishes and interests. The program should definitely include an excursion to the famous Hollywood cities of Morocco: The cities of Quarzazate and Air-Ben-Haddou are located in the southeast of the former capital and are often the location for filming and documentaries. Monumental films such as Gladiator or the world-famous hit series Game of Thrones, for example, use the cities as film locations. In addition, several film studios are located in Quarzazate and Ait-Ben-Haddoul, including the Atlas Corporation Studios. Ait-Ben-Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. On a day trip, you can see the famous cities and their film locations and get a first-hand impression of Hollywood’s popular setting.