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!
|Languages spoken||Arabic, French, and Spanish usual, Portuguese, Italian and English|
|Currency used||Moroccan Dirham (MAD|