Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Marrakech. WTR's Marrakech map shows you the location of the The Majorelle Garden and El Badi Palace.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Dar Yacout and what to order at La Maison Arabe. Then you're off to the Atlas Mountains.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Marrakech
Getting around in Marrakech
Public transportation in Marrakech
WTR's Tony Transit says what you need to know is at (http://goafrica.about.com)
People Watching in Marrakech
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Jemaa el Fna – the center of Marrakech.
Beverages in Marrakech
There's Mahia which is liquor distilled from figs, Chiba or Sheba which is absinthe, almond milk and Larry Lager says the best beer is a popular local brand is called Flag.
Dining in Marrakech
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dining choices are in our blog but if you are lucky enough to be in Marrakech for a longer period of time, additional dining choices that we enjoyed include:
Gastro MK at Maison MK – D: Th-Tu, 14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai | Quartier Ksour, 524 37 61 73
Carlota suggests an early start to have canapés on the terrace with a glass of Veuve Clicquot.
For your first course try the chicken pastilla with almonds and a lettuce salad with quail egg, pumpkin puree in an apricot sauce.
For your entrée Carlota suggests the duck leg confit with potato sarladaise, dried fruit chutney, carrot crisp napped in a foie gras sauce or the pan fried filet of sea bass filet with five berries, and a mushroom and vegetable risotto plus a celeriac purée.
For dessert it’s the carrot and mint granita with dacquoise cake and pear lassi with cinnamon. The ’09 Cote de Provence rosé would go well with these choices.
Riad Kniza Restaurant – B,L,D: Daily, 34 Derb L'Hotel | Bab Doukala Medina, 5 24 37 69 42
Go with the filo pastry filled with chicken, beef or shrimps. Then have the lamb tajine with figs, prunes and walnuts or the chicken tajine with lemon and olives.
Dessert would be Moroccan pastries.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Marrakech
Our Shauna Showtime says the best place for nightlife is Avenue Mohammed V in Gueliz and Hivernage.
Shopping in Marrakech
To find the best shopping Shari Shopper says take a taxi to the Quartier Industrial at Sidi Ghanem or the souks in the heart of Marrakech.
Business Information for Marrakech
Marrakech is open for your Business! Check out (http://goafrica.about.com)
US Embassy: (http://morocco.usembassy.gov/) - Embassy telephone number: The American Citizen Services office can be reached at (212) 522-26-71-51. This office is open from Monday through Friday 8 am until 5 pm. Their fax number is (212) 522-29-77-01. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call (212) 661-13-19-39.
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Recognition for Marrakech
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Marrakech
Our Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
February 23 to April 22, 2018 see Noureddine Amir’s Sculptured Dresses
Noureddine Amir’s creations raise ambiguous questions. Are they fashion or architecture from another time? Are they apparel or abode? The textures, colors, and shapes by far recall the Amazigh constructions encountered in the towns lying in the southern part of North Africa, from Morocco to Egypt.