Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a city in Morocco situated at the foot of the High Atlas, the highest mountainous barrier in North Africa. The deserts borders it to the south, and the aAtlantic Ocean to the West

Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz). Marrakech also has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna.

Things to See & Do

* Djemaa El-Fna - square
* The Souks (markets)
* Koutoubia Mosque
* Saadian Tombs
* The Medina historic district

Cruise Season Jan - Dec
Currency Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Language Arabic
Population 1,100,000 approx
Land Area 39.44 km²
Electricity 2 round pins European style
Time GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code + 212

Port Location The closest main port to Marrakech is located in Casablanca, (approximately 250 km).

Transport Links - Menara International Airport serves as the main airport for the city and receives flights from Europe and neighboring Arab countries.

CTM coaches (intercity buses) and various private lines run services to most notable Moroccan towns as well as a number of European cities, from the Gare Route on Rue Bab Doukkala in downtown Marrakech.

Marrakech is the southern terminus of the ONCF, the Moroccan railway network, and Marrakech is well served by trains heading to Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, and Fes. The Marrakech railway station is located on Avenue Hassan II.

The ONCF-owned "Supratours" bus company serves towns not served by the train. The bus timetable coordinates with the train timetable and the bus terminal is right beside the station.