Marrakech's heady sights and sounds will dazzle, frazzle and enchant. Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said are a riot of tilework and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings, the Saadian Tombs are enriched by an opulent bounty of marble, while the Musée de Mouassine and Musée de Marrakech are a showcase of swirling stucco and carved-wood design. Marrakesh is a city steeped in ancient artistry that continues to thrive, kept alive by the modern craftspeople of the Ville Nouvelle. As an old imperial capital, Marrakesh is home to some beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.
Wrapped within the powder-pink rammed-earth ramparts, the medina is Marrakesh's show-stopping sight of crowded souks, where sheep carcasses swing from hooks next door to twinkling lamps, and narrow, doodling ochre-dusted lanes lead to nowhere. The main artery into this mazy muddle is the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it's carnival night every night. Stroll between vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city's frenetic pulse. The party doesn't end until the lights go out.
GLOMACS offers Accredited Training Courses and Seminars in Marrakech.