Writers, artists and designers visit the city for its stunning architecture, says travel writer
It is easy to see why Marrakech has long been a popular destination for solo holidays, it has been claimed.
Wendy Driver, writing for the Daily Mail website, claimed that writers, artists and designers have been attracted to the Moroccan city for many years due to its spectacular landscape and architecture.
She said: "French couturier Pierre Balmain lived here in the 1930s and his pink Art Deco riad has been converted into one of the city's top fusion restaurants, Dar Moha.
"The Majorelle Gardens, which fashion designer Yves St Laurent bought in the 1980s, are full of vibrant colours. Yellow and orange pots line the tiled walkways and his cobalt-blue villa overlooks lily ponds where tiny turtles bask in the sun."
The El Badi Palace, which is a relic of the Saadian dynasty of the 16th century, is a popular tourist attraction, according to Ms Driver, as visitors can see stunning views of the surrounding mountains.