Marrakech: The best of the rest

Opposite Jamaa el Fna is the Koutoubia Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Marrakech, and the last thing I need to tell you about. Unless you're Muslim and heading there to pray, you will only be able to see the mosque from the outside, however. Still, it's quite something, and the mosque - built in the 12th Century - is visible from around twenty miles away on a clear day. Use it as a landmark when you're exploring Marrakech and need to get your bearings.

As for what else you can do if you visit Marrakech, there are a few museums, such as Maison de la Photographie, the Museum of Marrakech and Boucharouite Museum. There's also Ben Youssef Madrasa, a college founded in the 14th Century, plus another popular thing to do in Marrakech is to visit a hammam to have a Moroccan spa experience.

You could also visit the Atlas Mountains, have a camel ride in the dessert, go quad biking, or see Marrakech from up high in a hot air balloon - all popular things to do but, y'know, all outside of Marrakech itself. 

I hope that you've enjoyed reading all about my recent Moroccan adventure. For us, the holiday was very mixed and, if I'm completely honest, I wouldn't recommend that you visit. Sure, there are some beautiful places to see, but I'd suggest picking another destination from your to-visit list.

Have you been to Marrakech? If you haven't, is it a place you want to go to? x

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