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Marrakesh's Best, by Daniel Jacobs

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MARRAKESH’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to Morocco's "Red City". It uses 755 photos and 52,000 words to explore key NEIGHBOURHOODS; detail SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES; outline ITINERARIES; and suggest great places to EAT and DRINK. All content is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!

First release: July 2019.

Introducing Marrakesh

Morocco's most popular tourist destination, Marrakesh (spelt “Marrakech” in French) is the city from which Morocco takes its name.

One of the great Saharan desert ports, served by caravans from Timbuktu and beyond, Marrakesh is known as the Red City from the ochre hue with which its buildings and even its city walls are painted. Its ancient Medina is sprinkled with riads, beautiful and often luxurious old houses now converted for visitor accommodation.

At the city's heart is its number one attraction, the Jemaa el Fna, a huge open plaza that packs out every evening as crowds gather to watch a carnival of storytellers, musicians and other performers.

The Medina, or old city, surrounds the Jemaa el Fna and is dotted with lively souks (market areas) and engaging religious sites and palaces.

The Author

Daniel Jacobs, from London, previously worked for the Rough Guides travel guidebook company, and has authored or updated Rough Guide books in Morocco and other north African countries, as well as in east and west Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.