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Infos for sightseeing

To those who enter for the first time at the airport Marrakech Moroccan soil and does not have any experience with the oriental way of life the city can sometimes seem quite aggressive. Therefore you should acclimatize yourself very slowly. In my experience, a guide is not helpful, because even an official guide is more interested in leading his flock into the carpet store as to a museum. If you want a guide to the sights, the best is an official guide, which is recognized by a batch. These are found in the morning in front of the big hotels, or can be ordered through the hotel reception, but also wait in front of Club Med at the Djemaa el-Fna in the morning.

City buses

The bus is the cheapest transport in the city without having to fight with the taxi drivers about the price. The ticket is 4 DH and can be obtained at the driver. On the small square in front of the Koutoubia opposite the Hotel Foucauld is the central bus stop of the Medina, the lines 1 and 16 go in a short time on the broad avenue Mohammed V to Gueliz. Line 3 and 4 goes to the bus station at Bab Doukkala, line 8 to the railway station on Avenue Hassan II.

Sightseeing bus

The Spanish company "Alsa City Sightseeing" has four two-story, bright red panorama buses in use, and do a round trip to the variety of the main attractions. They are equipped with simultaneous interpretation system (8 languages, including German and English). They offer two different tours: Marrakech - Monumental with 18 stops in the Medina area and in the New City. Romantique with 8 stops from the Jardin Majorelle up in the Palmeraie. The buses run every 30 minutes from 9.00 to 17.45 h. You can get on at the Tourist Office, in various places of interest, in front of the Gulf Palace Hotel, the Palmeraie, etc. The ticket is 145 DH, children 6-16 years 75 DH for 24 hours, and you can get unlimited in and out, to stop for a visit, a meal or shopping, and then board the next bus. The ticket is valid for both tours. For 48 hours, the ticket costs 200 DH.

Carriage ride

Between the Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el-Fna countless carriages wait for passengers. At the beginning of the long series, is a poster with the prices. In addition, there is also the supervisor who helps you to negotiate a reasonable price. Also in the carriages is a price display with fixed prices for certain routes, prices start at 50 DH. A one hour trip costs 200 DH.

Tourist information: ONMT, Place Abdelmoumen Ben Ali, phone 0524-43 61 31, fax 0524-43 62 39. The office is located in Gueliz on Avenue Mohammed V, near the intersection with the Boulevard Zerktouni. It provides official guides, but this you find also before the big hotels.

Syndicat d'Initiative, 174, Av. Mohammed V, phone 0524-43 61 31, fax 0524-43 60 57. The pavilion is in the park behind the tourist police station not far from the Koutoubia. Guides can be arranged.