Marrakesh is the most famous city in Morocco and a very common tourist destination. Marrakesh is also paradise for shopaholics and those who enjoy haggling at street stalls and markets. It is important very first day to understand that, no matter how much you paid for something, you should not be sorry. The term “market price” does not exist and there are no rules. The truth is that the real value of the product is as much as you have been paid in that moment. The very next moment things are different and the only rule is that you will pass better at the stalls which are located in the streets in which many tourists never go.
Shopping fever begins in the main square Jemaa el-Fnaa. During the day, this is a market where you can buy fruits, spices, food, etc. Every few meters, you can refresh yourself with fresh juice of Moroccan oranges or to try fruit of a cactus, so-called cactus apple. The fruit is very tasty and refreshing, it works as an infusion on hot summer days.
During the evening and night, markets turns into a huge theater with premieres every few minutes. None of seconds spent in this enormous interactive theater, never will be happen again. There are gathering colorful acrobats, dancers, musicians, snake handlers, storytellers, fire-eaters and amateur boxers.
When you get tired of shopping, Marrakesh offers a break in the so-called gardens of the city: the Menara, botanical garden, Bahia Palace, olive and palm plantations. One of the most beautiful corners of Marrakesh is certainly botanical garden “Jardins Majorelle”. The most interesting and the most photogenic part of the garden is certainly an avenue of cactus, where tourists freely compete in making “more perverse” landscaping photos.
If you had opportunity, you should be seen Morocco. If you want an adventure, if you want bread and circuses, if you want exotic, if you want a cultural contrast, if you want the best mint tea and cookies, go to Marrakesh.