Marrakech city

Marrakech city

Marrakech “Visit Moroccans and know your culture.” Marrakech is one of the most important cities in Morocco, has 1,500,000 inhabitants and is in the south of the country, at the foot of the Atlas, at 466 meters above sea level. It has numerous World Heritage monuments, which make it the main tourist attraction in the country. It is the old city, protected by a cordon of bastions made of red earth that enclose a maze of alleys and palaces, markets and mosques, domes and minarets.

The old Medina of Marrakech

The Medina of Marrakech has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1985, currently being one of the must-see places. Its heart is the great Jamaa el Fna square, to the north of which the labyrinth of the Souks (traditional markets, often discovered) opens. Continuing north are the Ben Youssef Mosque and Madrasa and the Marrakech Museum. To the south of the square, however, over the centuries the rulers of the city . been installed.

Most amazing places in Marrakech

Today the area is dominated by the Royal Palace, erected on the ruins of the previous Almohad palaces, which occupies a vast area surrounded by walls (the so-called Kasbah, which means fortified citadel) and is not open to the public. But you can visit the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said, built in the 19th century by two visions of the sultans and the imposing ruins of the great Badi palace. Marrakech has a semi-arid climate, with mild and humid winters and hot and dry summers. The average temperatures go from 12 degrees Celsius in winter to 23 degrees Celsius in summer.

Marrakech city

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