Many visitors call it one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Some travelers refer to it as one of the most daring adventures of their lives. Bountiful colors of this African city entice influencers and Istagramers from all over the world. But above all, rich cultural heritage is what differentiates exotic Marrakech from ample other cities of similar size. With splashes of bright color, abundance of spices, and outstanding décor, it becomes clear what makes this place so special. You might like or hate this Pearl of the South, but one thing remains certain. Once you visit it, you can’t leave without an impressive Exotic Marrakech photo diary.
Our visit to the city was a quick escapade from Europe. Since it was a short, just one day and a half trip, we decided to stay somewhere close to the airport. Thus, an inexpensive hotel in Gueliz, the New Town of Marrakech seemed like a good option. At that time we didn’t realize that the “modern” areas were a whole world apart from the Medina, the old city. In essence, my husband and I were lucky to have a rare opportunity to get to know both parts of this Moroccan jewel. However, I have to admit, the Medina showed us most of the highlights of the exotic Marrakech. Moreover, it’s fair to say that majority of pictures for our personal Exotic Marrakech photo diary came from those old street and alleys.
I hope you enjoy this visual guide with brief commentary. Let’s explore authentic Marrakech from the screens of your computers or smart phones.
So, here is Our Exotic Marrakech Photo Diary:
Marrakech is located in the shadow of Atlas Mountains.
We fell in love with stunning details of Marrakesh from the moment our plane landed at Menara Airport, a place where our Exotic Marrakech photo diary started.
Although unique, the New Town of Marrakech is a whole world apart from the Medina.
Only in the New Town of Marrakech, you have an opportunity to rent a bike. Oh, it reminded me so much of any other modern city of the world.
Less crowded than the Medina, the streets of the New Town don’t suffer from the lack of activities and people.
However, the obsession with beautiful details is present in both parts of the exotic Marrakech.
Our hotel brought up different feelings. The room was simple with touch of traditional Moroccan splendor. The inner garden with two big pools, however, showed the love of luxury of the more privileged people of the country.
If I was impressed with the pools at the hotel, Dylan was more interested in colorful pillows. So, I couldn’t not include it in our Marrakech photo diary.
The famous salmon pink walls that separate the Medina from the New Town of Marrakech.
Not many cars on the streets of the Medina.
Many people still use donkeys and horses here.
Small carriages drown by the donkeys remain predominate type of transportation.
Although Marrakech seemed to be pretty safe, we tried to avoid unwelcome surprises and explored only the busiest streets of the Medina.
Once one local made an attempt to take us to his father’s shop. Despite our curiosity, we had to decline the invitation. The tiny alley that he wanted to go through looked alarming.
Instead, we adhered to the famous souks of Marrakech. This is a place that you can buy what you need and don’t even need. Authentic spices, harem pants, traditional jewelry, teas – all can be find here.
Speaking about tea, signature sweet mint tea is served everywhere in Morocco.
Another characteristic of the souks is the abundance of the spices. Don’t they look good as part of our Exotic Marrakech photo diary?
I couldn’t pass by without taking picture of the barrels loaded with different kinds of authentic Moroccan spices.
One thing that you absolutely must to experience in Marrakech are vibrant colors of the Majorelle Garden.
One the other hand, it’s one of the busiest places in Marrakech. It might take hours wasted in the line outside to get in the garden.
But, if you let me express my opinion, it’s absolutely worth it. And it’s an essential part of any Exotic Marrakech photo diary.
The Bahia Palace is another must-see place in Marrakech and another integral part of our Exotic Marrakech photo diary.
Established as a place of residency of royal family and Moroccan aristocracy, the palace embodies luxurious lifestyle of the more privileged social class.
Stained glass windows, rounded entryways, dazzling mosaic tilework, awe-inspiring carvings and paintings on beech and cedar wood reveal the sighs of presence of the royals.
As you probably noticed from this Marrakech photo diary, all building in the city have the same color.