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Marrakech

Marrakech

Marrakech, often known as the Red City, is one of Morocco’s major cities and ranks fourth in terms of population size after Casablanca, Rabat, and Fes.

The farmers and nomads that make up North Africa’s native population have discovered the Marrakech area. In order to become one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Marrakech was founded in 1062 by a Berber religious leader by the name of Abu Bakr as the Royal Important City of the Almoravid dynasty. The Almoravid kings built various mosques and religious Islamic schools in the eleventh century, which were completed in the 12th. The city’s red walls were built on the city’s centennial by Ali, Youssef Beni’s son, along with several other structures built of red limestone at this time, earning Marrakech the moniker “Red City” or “.

 

This imperial metropolis of the red city has rapidly grown and has established itself as a major economic and cultural hub for both Morocco and Africa. because Jamaa Lfna is Africa’s busiest real square.

 

Fes overtook Marrakech after a period of decline, but the red city regained its prominence under wealthy sultans Abou Abdellah el Kaim and Ahmed el Mansour, who adorned the Medina with opulent palaces like Bahia Palace and Badia Palace and restored a number of crumbling monuments. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Marrakech was once again designated as the nation’s capital. The seven sponsor saints (7 Rijal) who are buried here made the crimson city popular among Sufi pilgrims starting in the seventeenth century. Thami Elglaoui leads Marrakech as a Pasha before the French dependence in Morocco was created in 1912, and he maintains this post virtually throughout the protectorate until the function is disqualified beyond the self-rule of Morocco in 1956 to the re-emergence of the monarchy.

 

The ancient, rampart-lined Medina in Marrakech is bustling with merchants and their tables. These historic city center areas have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, it ranks among the busiest cities on earth and is regarded as a crucial commercial and tourism hotspot.

 

Mohammed VI, the current king of Morocco, is a strong supporter of tourism and has set a goal of bringing 20 million tourists to the country by 2020. Real estate and hotel developments in the red city have dramatically risen in the twenty-first century, despite the economic slump. The French are particularly fond of Marrakech, and many famous French people have property there. The nation also features a sizable genuine souk (market), with eighteen souks selling commodities ranging from contemporary gadgets to regional traditional handicrafts. A sizable portion of residents are employed in the craft industry; they basically demonstrate and sell their wares to visitors.

 

Marrakech tourist destinations

The Jamaa el Fna

One of the biggest and most well-known squares in all of Africa, the Jamaa Luna serves as the center of Marrakech’s traditional commerce and cultural events.

Tombs of Saadi

As a royal necropolis for Saadian family members, Saadian tombs are a symmetry of Saadians that date back to the fifteenth century.

Madrassa Ben Youssef

The Almoravid king’s son Ali son of Youssef, who considerably expanded the city and its power, is honored in the name of the Islamic school Madrassa Ben Youssef, which is located in the north of Marrakech’s Old Medina.

Mosque in Koutoubia

The enormous temple in the red city’s ancient Medina of Marrakech, within the Jamaa LFnaa’s perspective, is the mosque of El Kotobia.

Majorelle Garden, one of Africa’s best-designed gardens, was once the home of landscape artist Jacques Majorelle.

Palace of Bahia

The Bahia Palace was built by Ahmed Ben Musa, the Grand Vizier of Marrakech at the time, in the late nineteenth century. It is situated amid sizable grounds.

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