Marrakech is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Africa. The Medina, Marrakech’s ancient city, offers a wildly exotic, rustic and energetic local scene intermixed with luxurious hideaways, along with many of Marrakech’s most interesting landmarks. Don't miss the breathtaking Medersa Ben Yousef religious monument, the utterly overwhelming Jemaa El Fna square and the iconic 12th century Koutoubia Mosque which is the city’s main place of worship. You’ll also find the action-packed souks for the best shopping in the city, where the handcrafted products are produced locally by skilled craftsmen who are also some of the most skilled negotiators in Africa. In this area, you’ll also find many of Marrakech’s best restaurants and nightlife spots - see our Marrakech Restaurant Guide & our Marrakech Nightlife Guide for further information. The best way to navigate the winding, labyrinth-like streets is to leave your map behind and get completely lost in the fabulous medina chaos.