Medina of Marrakech
The heart of Marrakech is the medina, which comes from the word “city” in Arabic. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the old city was founded in the 11th century. Its labyrinth of winding streets and alleyways is best explored with a sense of adventure and a willingness to get lost. Your bravery will be rewarded with a nearly endless feast for the senses as you stroll through its markets and squares and explore its riads. But give a polite “no thanks” if someone offers to show you the way, unless you’re willing to pay for a guide.