Flying to Marrakech

The Red City

Mediterranean maritime climate

24 degrees

3 hours and 45 minutes

At the foot of the Atlas Mountains lies Marrakech, the second largest city in Morocco. 800,000 people live in the ‘Red City’. Red is the colour of life, warmth and passion. A fitting colour for this enchanting world.

Places to visit in Marrakech

Marrakech consists of a Medina (old city) and a modern part. The streets are generally narrow and are interspersed by souks, Moroccan bazaars that specialise mainly in the trade of handicrafts. Anyone who wants to buy products here will have to haggle on the price. This is instilled in the local culture and is also expected by the sellers. It's always a challenging game to get the price down to a level that's acceptable for both parties. One market worth seeing is Djemaa el Fna, where vendors sell an array of textiles and other products. You'll also come across a few wondrous characters, such as storytellers, magicians, tooth pullers and snake charmers. Sitting outside at one of the local cafés with a cool drink, this square is a dynamic spectacle that will keep you mesmerised.

Discover Marrakech

The former blue villa of French painter Jacques Majorelle has one of the most beautiful gardens in Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle. This garden features a stunning ornamental fountain and is overflowing with cacti, palm trees and other unusual plants where many birds come to perch. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Built in 1880, the Palais de la Bahia was designed with an emphasis on size. There are some 16 bedrooms in the palace and numerous gardens spread out over 2 acres (8,000 m2). Commissioned by Si Moussa, the palace had to be so big because he didn't want his four wives and 24 concubines to be able to see each other from the garden.

Practical information for your trip to Marrakech

  • In Morocco you pay with the Moroccan dirham

  • In Eindhoven it is one hour later than in Morocco

  • The tap water in Morocco is not safe to drink. Make sure to only drink bottled water

  • The emergency number in Morocco is the same as in the Netherlands: 112

  • You won't need a travel adapter for your trip to Morocco

Pictures of Marrakech

Colourful tableware at a Marrakech market

Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech

Spices at the market in Marrakech

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Marrakech

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Marrakech in Marocco with Ryanair and Transavia.

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