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Marrakech

Marrakech

 

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

The Area of Marrakech has been located by the farmers and nomads of the 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 the Almoravid 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. On the same centennial Ali; the son of Youssef Beni machine construct the red walls of the city, and many other buildings erected in red limestone throughout this period, to give 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 Morocco and Africa. Because Jamaa Lfna is the busiest authentic square in Africa.

After a spell of decrease, Marrakech was excelled by Fes, yet at the beginning of the sixteen century, the red city once more became the country’s capital, it recover its superiority under affluent sultans Abou Abdellah el Kaim and Ahmed el Mansour, 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 among Sufi pilgrims for its 7 sponsor saints ( 7 Rijal) who are buried here. Before the French dependency in Morocco was established in 1912 and Thami Elglaoui runs Marrakech as a Pasha and keeps in this position almost all over the protectorate till the dismissal of the role beyond the self-rule of Morocco in 1956 to the reappears of the monarchy.

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

Tourism is firmly recommended by the ruling Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI, with the plan to enlarge the total of visitors to Morocco to twenty million by 2020. Despite the economic depression, Actual property and hotel improvements in the red city have increased drastically in the twenty-one century. Marrakech is especially well-liked by the French, and many French personalities own possessions in the red city. It also has a 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 Luna is one of the best-known and largest squares in Africa and is the midpoint of Marrakech’s traditional cultural activities and trades.

Saadian Tombs

Saadian tombs are a symmetry of Saadians that was constructed in the sixteenth century as a royal necropolis of 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 Almoravid 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, located in large gardens it is constructed in the late nineteen century by Ahmed Ben Musa who was the Grand Vizier of Marrakech at that time.