New York Times Names Marrakech Among World’s Great Cities for Walks

Marrakech, the red city of Morocco, has been named one of the top seven walking towns in the world by The New York Times.

Marrakech stood out as a fascinating location when the renowned magazine requested proposals from writers from all around the world for immersive routes that capture the essence of a place at one’s own speed.

The article, “Marrakesh: A Spider Web of Passageways,” lauded the city’s tourist attractions, placing particular attention on the Jemaa El Fna plaza, a humming outdoor market tucked away inside the historic medina.

According to the magazine, the public space, which has juice vendors, restaurants, gift shops, musicians, and entertainers, is characterized as a “carnivalesque, open-air market,” which draws tourists in with its lively atmosphere.

The market is a must-see site for anybody visiting Marrakech because to its energy and historical significance.

The New York Times recommended tourists to pack water and sunscreen before beginning their enchanted trek around the city because it would be a meandering 2.2-mile stroll.

The fact that Marrakech made the list is more evidence of its popularity as a tourist destination. The city was recently listed as one of the “best winter sun” locations for 2023 by Vogue.

The red-colored city was ranked as the eighth-best tourist destination for 2023 in TripAdvisor’s Most Popular Tourist Destinations list in January.

Every year, thousands of visitors arrive in the city to experience its distinct culture and take in all of its attractions.

Recent numbers from Marrakech’s Regional Tourism Delegation show a startling 63% rise in visitor arrivals during May compared to the same month in 2019, further attesting to the city’s expanding appeal.

Read Also: Marrakech one of Vogue’s Best ‘Winter Sun’ Destinations for 2023

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