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Marrakech

Marrakech

 

Marrakech  is one of the largest cities in Morocco nicknamed Red city, and classified as largest number four in the country after Casablanca, Rabat and Fes.

The Area of Marrakech has been located by the farmers and nomad of indigenous population of north Africa  . Marrakech was established in 1062 by a Berber religious leader called Abu Bakr as the Royal important city of the empire of almoravids dynasty, To become of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco. In the 12th century, the Almoravid rulers construct some mosques and religious Islamic schools in the eleventh century. In the same centennial Ali; the son of Youssef bni tachfnine The construct the red wals of th city, and many other buildings erected in red limestone through this period, to give the Marrakech the nickname of the “Red City”or “.

This imperial city of the red city increased fastly and proves  itself as a cultural, trading authentic center for the Morocco and Africa. Because jama Lfna is  the busiest authentic square in Africa.

After a spell of decrease, Marrakech was exceled by Fes, yet in the beginning  of sixteen  century, the red city once more  became country’s  capital , it recover  its superiority under affluent  sultans Abou abdelah el Kaim and ahmed elmansour, who decorate the Medina with lavish palaces like Bahia Palace and badia Palace and re-establish several tumbledown monuments. Starting from the seventeen century. the red city became common amid Sufi pilgrims for its 7 sponsor saint ( 7 rijal) who are burried here. Before the French dependency in Morocco was established 1912 and Thami Elglaoui runs Marrakech as a Pasha and keeps in this position almost all over the protectorate till the dismiss of the role beyond the self-rule of Morocco in 1956 to the reappear of the monarchy.

Marrakech contain an old ramparted Medina fill up with traders and their tables. This old town quarters is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowaday becomes among the busiest cities in the world and considered as a vital economic and touristic attractive destination.

Tourism is firmly recommended by the ruling Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI, with the plan of enlarge the total of visitors of Morocco to twenty million by 2020. In spite of the economic depression, Actual property and hotel improvement in in the red city have increased drastically in the twenty-one century. Marrakech is specially well liked with French, and many French personalities own possessions in the red city. It Also has the huge authentic souk (market) in the country, with eighteen souks vending goods varying from local traditional products to present-time electronics. Crafts hire a notable percentage of the locals, who essentially show and sell their products to tourists.

Places to visit in Marrakech:

Jamaa el Fna

The Jamaa Lfna  is one of the best-known and largest squares in Africa and is the midpoint of Marrakech traditional cultural activities and trades.

Saadian Tombs

Saadian tombs  is a symmetry of Saadians that was constructed in the sixteenth century as a royal necropolis the family members of Saadians.

Ben Youssef Madrassa

Madrassa Ben youssef, is an Islamic school in the north of the Marrakech old Medina, named in the name of the Almoravids king son Ali son of  Youssef who enlarged the city and its influence greatly.

Koutoubia Mosque

The mosque of el Kotobia  is the immense temple in the red city, in the old Medina of Marrakech, inside the vision of the Jamaa LFnaa.

Majorelle Garden  is one of the most well designed gardens in Africa that was once the house of the landscape painter Jacques Majorelle…

Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace, locate in large gardens and it is constructed in the late nineteen century by Ahmed Ben Musa who was the Grand Vizier of Marrakech in that time.

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