Marrakech

Marrakech

Things to do - general

Marrakech, the red city, mythic, cultural and tourist capital for over a century, inspiring artists, trends and events, offers a smart balance of the treasures of the past and the permanent power of modern culture.
The imperial city, since in the past it was the capital of the Kingdom, offers total escape, in a safe and friendly environment. Its secret is its authenticity and charm intact, its splendor but also its simplicity.
From arrival, captive color contrast: the city with its pink adobe walls, its walls covered with bougainvillea, where palm trees and other plants emerge, is a great decoration on the bottom of the snowy peaks of the High Atlas. A lustful perpetually sunny oasis fluids exhaling scents of jasmine and orange blossom: Under a bright blue sky of intense authentic nature of Marrakech is announced.
Inside its walls of adobe, in the shadow of the streets of the medina, queen intense activity, punctuated by voices, vivid colors, aromas of cedar and spices
To the extent and full of food, textiles and handicrafts souks, sheltered by impressive walls dating back to the twelfth century, all are struggling, oblivious to the passage of time. As an unchanging world and yet modern, where mobile phones may sound as a puppeteer entertains the crowd.
The Jemaa El Fna, instead of every game, is never empty and the beating heart of the city. A must if you are in Marrakech, is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It owes its fame to its space, its crowd and atmosphere, and probably the most incredible popular theater world. You should not miss the transformation in the square from day to night. As if a change of scenery is involved, the party starts at night in Jemaa el Fna, becoming a meeting place and show, with stalls offering food and drink. At any time of day you can find tellers, astrologers, acrobats, fortune tellers, storytellers, snake charmers, musicians, dancers, actors, etc …
Far from the crowd, the tombs of Saadi and his Arab-Andalusian garden offer a lull before visiting the two mausoleums and sumptuously decorated rooms, in the shadow of the magnificent minaret of the mosque El-Mansour. A few steps away, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the roofs of the city from the terrace of El-Badi Palace. From the northeast corner, we can admire the ancient minbar of the Koutoubia mosque, an exquisitely decorated with delicate sculptures and marquetry works pulpit.
Let your steps will guide you to the Ben-Youssef, a Koranic school madrassa in the past was home to hundreds of students in an environment conducive to the elevation of the souls within. A little further, without abandoning the medina of Marrakech museum not miss. Recently relocated within the enclosure M’Nebhi Palace, dating from the nineteenth century, it covers eight centuries of artistic and craft tradition of Morocco. Do not hesitate to stop for a moment to admire the Chrob ou Chouf fountain. This magnificent and impressive work on the wooden facade dating back to the sixteenth century. A little further east, the district of tanners is a must, an exotic journey through a world where the smells and colors carry you. Take one of the carriages of the city to finally reach Menara. This small pavilion is bordered by a huge pond and is a popular place for marrakechíes to enjoy a cookout in the cool atmosphere breathes here. Feel free to imitate them, after a basket filled with meats, which have been encountered in the medina. Well do not forget that Marrakech is a city also known for its gastronomy!

Country Morocco
Languages spokenArabic, French, and Spanish usual, Portuguese, Italian and English
Currency usedMoroccan Dirham (MAD

Sports & nature

GOLF - With high Atlas mountains as a backdrop can choose from four greens: The Royal Golf de Marrakech, with 27 holes, was built in 1923 and is a historical field that have spent many illustrious players. The Palmeraie Golf Club (27 holes) players of all handicaps enjoy thanks to the diversity of the holes. SKI - From Christmas to Easter you can enjoy the ski resort of Oukaimeden. Located 75 kms. city this ski resort meets international standards. The ski area is located between 2,500 and 3,200 meters. Imagine the pleasure of skiing at this altitude during the day and night to find the quality of Marrakech. In summer the mountain itself offers many beautiful excursions for hikers, trekking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

At dusk, enjoy a stroll through the Jemaa El Fna, the beating heart of Marrakech. Medieval and exotic atmosphere guaranteed by storytellers, jugglers, animal trainers and, above all, the spitters fire illuminating the night with sparkling Moroccan to the sound of traditional melodies jets. A unique experience, a journey through time impossible to share elsewhere. After dinner, walk with friends the pubs and nightclubs of Marrakech where possible to extend the delight of the senses. It will always be well received and, everywhere, find a place to retire and watch the shining stars in the vastness of a perfect sky, the subtle glow of cleverly placed photophores.In Marrakech, the night takes on a new life!Nightlife image

Culture and history info

This ancient city has seen five dynasties that have greatly influenced his fate. quienen were the Almoravids founded Marrakesh in 1062. its most beautiful legacy was bringing water to the city through an ingenious system of wells, catchment sources and sewer networks. We owe the palm groves, gardens, orchards, and all that allowed the development of the city, then capital of Morocco. In the twelfth century the Almohad take over. Help improve irrigation systems, expand the walls and create the first hospital that welcomes the wise Averroes. Among other monuments they left the admirable Koutubia. Later (1269) the Merínidos conquer southern Morocco and take Marrakech which lost its status as capital for the benefit of Fez. In 1554 with the arrival of the Saadians, the city regains its status of capital. It begins a new era under the reign of Ahmed El Mansour, called "the Dehbi" (gold) for its fabulous wealth from Sudan. Ordered the construction of the gigantic and luxurious palace El Badii replica of the Alhambra, beautify the city with mosques, madrassas and sources, and prepares a great necropolis where the main characters of his dynasty be buried: Saadian Tombs. In the nineteenth century, under the Alawite dynasty, Moulay Slimane rebuilt the Ben Youssef Mosque and created the Menara Gardens. Moulay Hassan and his son Moulay Abdelaziz alsoCulture and history image

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