Dive headfirst into the crazy, colourful, noisy and busy markets of Marrakech and you'll emerge hours later - tired but victorious. It's the best way to access the beating heart of this romantic, charming, chaotic city.
Follow your nose to the perfumed scent of Majorelle Garden, which boasts a collection of plants from the four corners of the earth. Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes were even scattered here, a testament to its enduring beauty.
Marrakech is home to some magnificent plantlife, and some species that have been imported over the course of the centuries include giant bamboos, yuccas, papyrus, palm trees, banana trees, cypress, philodendrons, rosebushes, bougainvilleas and pines.
When the sun goes down, one of Africa's busiest city square comes alive with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, musicians and food sellers.
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