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Read-Up on Marrakech

by Team Fathom

Read-Up on Marrakech

We scoured the web to find the best articles, resources, and sites about Marrakech. Saving you hours and hours of mind-numbing research.

How to use this: If an article covers everything about a destination — food, hotels, shops, sites — it's listed under Guides. If it's topic-specific, it's filed under the topic. As for Local Color, that’s a collection of blogs and other charming sites that celebrate what’s great about this place.

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Find Luxury for Less in Marrakech, by Julia Earle-Levine (NY Mag, 11/29/12)
Enjoy the high life without breaking the bank.

36 Hours in Marrakesh, by Charly Wilder (New York Times, 12/23/10)
Bargains, bars, and baths. Start Friday night haggling in the souk and end with a Sunday morning visit to a hamman.

Marrakech with Children, by Alison Bing (BBC Travel, 10/13/10)
Let the kids run wild through the city’s labyrinth, or keep them entertained with a camel ride.

A Guide to Marrakesh: Part 1, by Maura Egan (T Magazine, 9/20/10)
From dawn to dusk around town. Also check out Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 on more places to sleep, shop, and eat.

Marrakesh’s Stylish Transformation, by Richard Alleman (Travel + Leisure, May 2010)
How the city has grown in the last four decades, highlighting places to stay, shop, and eat around the city.

Marrakesh with Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop, 12/6/09)
The actress shares her favorite hotels, restaurants, and shopping in the medina.

Roadtrip from Marrakech to Fez, by Shyama Patel (NY Mag, Winter 2002)
A three-day trip that starts with a night at the Marrakesh riad and a drive to Fez via Ouarzazate.

Jamie Oliver City Guides: Marrakesh (
The Brit celebrity chef navigates the stalls and markets of the medina.


Learn to Cook in Marrakech, by Kerry Christiani (BBC Travel, 5/30/12)
There are many schools in Marrakech to teach you how to work your tagine. With a focus on Berber cuisine.

It’s Always Tagine O’Clock in Morocco (Legal Nomads, 11/8/11)
A closer look at the clay pot and the variety of dishes you can find (or learn how to cook yourself) in Morocco.

A Foodie Tour of Marrakech, by Antonia Quirke (BA High life, April 2011)
Explore Marrakech’s food scene from the main stalls in Djemaa-el-fna to the small alleyways with one of Morocco’s top chefs, Hamza Harrak. 


How to Buy Wisely in Marrakech, by Ann Abel (Tablet, May 2012)
Some basic rules to keep in mind when navigating the markets.

Shopping in Marrakech, by Aoife O’Riordain (BA High life, February 2011)
A quick guide on where to shop from the center of the city to the out-of-town Sidi Ghanem.


Tafraoute: Morocco's Berber Heartland, by Tahir Shah (The Guardian, 5/25/12)
Escape from the city to Tafraoute, where you can enjoy hassle-free shopping and a home-cooked meal.


The New Hammam: Morocco’s Luxury Scrubdowns, by Colleen Clark (BBC Travel, 08/08/11)
Modern alternatives to the traditional (and sometimes intimidating) hamman.

Get Scrubbed in Marrakech, by Joshua David Stein (05/17/10)
One in a series of a five-point Weekend Escape Plan, on Marrakech’s spas and bathhouses.


Official Marrakech Travel Website
Official Morocco Travel Website


Morocco News Board
Agence Marocaine de Presse


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