By oumaima iourdane
Marrakech has always been one of the most visited cities by international and national tourists, as in 2019, it ranked 76th among the world’s most popular cities with 3.02 million tourists.
When most people think about visiting Marrakech they plan, their visit in the summer even though winter and spring are some of the best times to visit it, as it is less crowded and the accommodations and flights are way cheaper.
During winter and spring the temperatures drop and so does hotel prices, and for the lovers of swimming some of them have heated pools, such as “ Cesar resort & spa ” and despite the temperatures dropping, Marrakech is still warmer than western countries and even other cities in morocco itself.
While Marrakech in winter is still full of people mainly locals and visitors from other cities, it is still less crowded than in summer, and for that, you will often have total peace of mind while visiting museums or palaces as you will most likely be one of the very few people there if you are not alone.
One of the many benefits of visiting Marrakech in winter would be experiencing less hassle in the souks. During the low season, sellers spend most of their day chatting with their friends or playing draughts, so they do not pay much attention to tourists nor make much effort to lure them in. Photography is also much better in winter as the sun’s angle is smaller, creating more texture and shadow. Over the golden hour is always magical in winter as the sunlight passes through more atmosphere and filters out the harsher blue hues. Of course, shorter airport queues make a huge difference when it comes to getting your holiday off to a good start, which is the case in winter, as in the summer airport, queues can take up to three hours and more just to get through immigration.
There are endless activities to do, and endless ways to explore the red city that was considered the capital of morocco in both 1147 and the early 16th century