A unique place for a unique holiday

VISAS AND CUSTOMS

Anyone visiting the country needs a passport. No visa is required for citizens of the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the case of group trips organized by a tour operator, the valid identity card for travel abroad is sufficient.

CURRENCY

Moroccan Dirham - 1 MAD = 0.088 EURO

CLIMATE

The best seasons to visit the city are spring and autumn, when temperatures are around 20-25 ° C. At other times of the year, it is possible to encounter a cold cold or scorching heat. Those planning a hike in the desert will do better to avoid April, because it is the month in which sandstorms occur most frequently.

TRANSPORT

Train - The railway station www.oncf.ma - Ave Hassan II and Blvd Mohammed VI, Guéliz) is located in the western part of Guéliz. To get there, take a taxi or buses 3, 8, 10 and 14 from the center.

Bus - The main bus station is a 20 minute walk from Djemaa el-Fna. Tickets are also available at the CTM office (Counter 10, bus station, Bab Doukkala, tel: 024 434402) which offers trips to Ouarzazate (4 hours, one per day), Fès (8 and a half hours, one per day ), Casablanca (4 hours, three per day) and Essaouira (3 hours, one per day). Supratours buses leave the company headquarters near the train station.

LOCAL TRANSPORT

Bus - Local buses depart from Place de Foucauld, near Djemaa el-Fna. The bus n. 19 serves the airport, while bus no. 14 reaches the train station.

Taxi - Cream-colored petit taxis circulating in the city should ideally use the taximeter, but it may be necessary to insist that the driver put it into operation, if you are traveling in a group of more than three people, you will need to agree on a rental fee. a big taxi.

Car - Although some areas are too narrow to allow passage, traveling by car in the medina is relatively simple. The parking lots are readily available, but they are obviously paid. You can rent motorcycles and scooters at the Motos of Marrakech, on Ave Mohammed Abdelkrim el-Khattabi, about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the city, on the road to Casablanca.

SEARCH

The old town and the ville nouvelle (new city) of Marrakech have roughly the same dimensions. It takes about 30 minutes on foot from the center of the ville nouvelle to Djemaa el-Fna, the main square, located in the heart of the old city, but if you want you can use public transport to move between the two areas. The new neighborhoods are Guéliz and Hivernage, and the latter houses most of the mid-range and luxury hotels. In Guéliz there is a greater concentration of offices, restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as some hotels along the main road, Ave Mohammed V, or in the immediate vicinity. The train station is located south-west of Guéliz, following the Ave Hassan II from the central Place du 16 November.