Simply 20 Photos That Make Me Miss Marrakesh

This time last year I was getting ready for my first proper trip outside Europe, in a country I’ve always wanted to visit. Although my first time in Morocco was short, I fell in love with the country who still managed to surprise me (in a good way) with every step, despite having read a lot about it beforehand. Here I am, a year later, getting ready for another trip (you’ll find out where I’m going first on my Instagram 😉 ), but I was browsing pictures from Marrakesh and had a sudden feeling of nostalgia, reminiscing about the days spent in this city, from the chaos of the souks to the fresh smell of mint tea. So without further ado, here are 20 photos that make me want to go back.

Jamaa el-Fna Marrakech

It’s impossible to go to Marrakesh and not see the Koutoubia Mosque, its minaret can be seen from all over the city. It wasn’t until I saw it for the first time, after a long journey, that I realized: this is it, I really am in Morocco! Getting off the bus in the famous Jamaa el-Fna square was exactly like I imagined: a beautiful chaos. I expected to be shocked, to want to hide in the lovely riad I had booked and not come out until it was time to go home. But I didn’t, I actually loved every minute of it, the colours of the stalls, the smells surrounding you and the noise that could be heard even from a distance.

Koutoubia Mosque Marrakech

Mountains in Marrakech
I loved how you could see the Atlas Mountains from the top of each terrace in Marrakech
Jardin Majorelle
The Majorelle gardens are a true oasis, away from all the craziness in the city. Then again, that craziness is what makes Marrakesh so unique.
Cat in Marrakesh
Just like the many cats of Istanbul I’ve seen, Marrakesh wasn’t sort of feline friends.
Cats in Marrakesh
Like this little cutie who almost got us in trouble. Luckily she didn’t break anything!

Life in Marrakesh

Mint tea in Marrakech
Sometimes a mint tea is all you need to relax from all the chaos in the main square or in the souks. I think I drank as much mint tea in Morocco as I drink water on a regular day 😂
Sunset in Marrakesh
The colours of the sunset in Marrakesh can be truly spectacular
Sunset in Marrakesh
The buildings get a special kind of glow, their orangey-brown colour looking more intense
Sunset in Marrakech
But the best place to watch the sunset is from one of terraces of the cafes in the Jamaa el-Fna square
Koutoubia Mosque Marrakech
I mean….look at it! I’ll never write about Marrakesh and not include this photo! 😉

Jamaa el-Fna Marrakech

Jamaa el-Fna Marrakech
Although almost-completely empty by day, by night the Jamaa el-Fna square turns into a beautifully chaotic mess. And I can’t wait to return there one day!

Have you ever been to Marrakesh? I’m curious to see what you thought of it, people usually either love it or hate it.