Marrakesh World’s Third Best Travel Destination for 2016

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London and Istanbul bested the Moroccan city for the top spot this year. After Marrakesh, Paris, Siem Reap, the Prague, Rome, Hanoi, New York City, and Ubud closed out the top 10 cities on the list, released on Wednesday.

The rankings, which included a total of 469 destinations, were based on millions of traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The winning destinations were selected using an algorithm taking into account the notes about the quality of hotels, attractions and restaurants.

Under a list ranking the top 10 destinations in Africa, Marrakesh took first place and Fez took third place.

TripAdvisor – a website that allows users to rate travel destinations, attractions, and hotels – has previously described Marrakesh as “a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques.”

Last June, the site ranked Marrakech’s Jamaa Lfna square as the top African landmark to visit for its plaza and souk.

TripAdvisor Names Marrakesh World’s Third Best Travel Destination for 2016