The city is situated west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh is 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir , The scene of Marrakech is colourful, with animated characters at the lively Jemaa El Fna Square; hawkers of all kinds in the local souks; beautiful f loral gardens; 11 th and 14 th century architecture; old palaces hand built with colourful mosaic tiles and hand carved cedarwood ceilings; and camels and horses performing around Bedouin tent encampments.
Moroccan cuisine is a healthy Mediterranean cuisine, which uses fresh ingredients and is not too spicy. Dining opportunities are unique, either in 14 th century palaces or under Moroccan Bedouin tents.
Marrakech is outside of the euro zone, which allows good value for money.
From Europe, Marrakech is a short haul destination with an exotic appeal. Marrakech offers an intriguing blend of Arab, Berber and African culture with an interesting chic French twist thrown in.
We have good weather year round and good natural lighting which is appreciated by photographers and film studios.
We have diverse terrain, ranging from the High Atlas Mountains to palm oases to deserts to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Marrakech is colourful, with local inhabitants wearing colourful dress and traditional buildings painted in ochre set against a back drop of green palm vegetation and purple snow capped mountains.