MARRAKECH THE CONSIDERED guide
This synesthetic city, alive with sights, sounds and smells, has long welcomed travelers into its vibrant, bustling embrace. Marrakech is a startling juxtaposition of new on old, the ancient fortified city surrounded by modern neighborhoods. Every wall, door, arch and building of the Medina displays a unique fragment of history. Dark, narrow alleyways stuffed with artisan shops and sprawling souks are laid out under the minaret of Koutoubia Mosque, and visitors can happily spend hours navigating this exotic maze. This guide draws back the curtain on Marrakech's hidden secrets, and our expert contributors have selected the best food, drinks, sights and shops that will keep you entranced for the duration of your stay.