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Marrakech

The city of Marrakesh was founded in the 11th century. Often spelt as Marrakech, this city derives its from Berber words mur and akush, meaning the ‘Land of God’. Earlier it was the capital of a great empire which stretched from Spain to Senegal. Located at the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains, it is the third largest city in Morocco, and also the capital of the Marrakech-Tensift-El-Haouz region.

This city is a perfect combination of African and European cultures that display a perfect mix of eastern and western zones and features bohemia and high culture. Modern Arab cities featuring the latest infrastructure and Berber villages are spread all around Marrakesh are capable of taking the visitors on a Marrakesh Morocco Journey back into time. Morocco offers breath taking sceneries like the magnificent snow-capped Atlas Mountains are in its backdrop which makes it even more beautiful. Furthermore, the palm groves which are about a thousand years old, wrapped in faded red ochre walls can leave anyone enchanted.

Marrakesh – The Popular Vacation Destination In Morocco

1. It is also known as the ‘red city’ because of its ochre walls and pink buildings.

2. Marrakesh medina has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. This wonderful city is an ideal starting point for visitors who wish to travel to the Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains or towards the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

4. Esther Freud’s autobiography ‘Hideous Kinky’ features Marrakesh as its setting.

5. The place is popular among film makers. The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Mummy are some of the movies that were filmed in Marrakesh.

Place You Must Visit During A Marrakesh Advisor Morocco Travel :

Museums: The city has a number of museums which are of great interest to the visitors. Dar Si Said Museum is a very famous museum of Moroccan Arts that contains collections of carpets, Berber jewelry and leather goods. Other than that, at the Museum of Islamic Arts, Majorelle Garden visitors during their Marrakesh Morocco Journey get the opportunities to learn more about religion of Islam through paintings, handicrafts and pottery which are about hundred years old. The Museum of Marrakesh is located in the old center of the city and it holds great examples of prehistoric coins, books and pottery from Berber, Arab and Jewish cultures.

Djemaa el Fna: in case you are looking for a place to shop for fine Berber carpets, kilims, caftans, leather goods, silver jewelry, copperware and gorgeous antiques, the Djemaa el Fna square is the perfect place. The essence of the place is filled with vividly decorated spices, captivating melody, deluxe carpets, delicious cuisine and beautiful gardens. In the evening the square is filled with hums of dancers, fortune tellers, musicians and magical snake charmers for entertaining visitors who are on their Marrakesh Morocco Journey.

The Medina: The narrow lane of the medina which radiates from the Djemma el Fna is the entry passage to the labyrinthine medina that hides sultan’s palaces, the ornate mansions and a lively souk. Visitors on Marrakesh Morocco Journey can purchase authentic Moroccan handicrafts, souvenirs and decoration pieces for friends and families.

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