Marrakech Discovery, the imperial red city in Morocco!
Marrakech discovery, a city located in central Morocco, inland at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It is nicknamed the "red city" or the "ocher city" in reference to the red color of a large part of its buildings and houses.
The city was founded in 1071 by Youssef ben Tachfine, at the head of the Berber Empire of the Almoravids. In the past, Morocco was known in the East as Marrakech (still relevant in Iran).
Marrakech discovery the name Morocco comes from the deformation of the Portuguese pronunciation of Marrakech: Marrocos. Marrakech has 928,850 inhabitants according to the 2014 census, spread over an area of 230 km2. The population density reaches 350 inhabitants per hectare in the Medina.
Marrakech discovery, the History:
Marakech, Founded in 1070-1072 by the Almoravids (1056-1147), the capital of the Almohads (1147-1269), Marrakech was for a long time a major political, economic and cultural center of the Muslim West, reigning over North Africa and Andalusia. Grand monuments date back to this period: the Koutoubia Mosque, whose incomparable 77-meter minaret, essential monument of Muslim architecture, is one of the great landmarks of the cityscape and the very symbol of the city, the Kasbah, the ramparts, the monumental gates, and the gardens. Later, the city will host other wonders, such as the Badiâ Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and large mansions.
Marrakech discovery, Jamaâ El Fna Square, inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a veritable open-air theater that always amazes visitors. With its original design still preserved, its construction materials and decoration perpetually used and its natural environment (including the gardens of Aguedal, Menara and Palm Grove whose plantation is attributed to the Almoravids) still protected, the Medina of Marrakech enjoys all its initial components both cultural and natural that confer an Outstanding Universal Value.
Marrakech activities, this is a pleasure and sport tour with an official professional guide. Marrakech activities, let yourself are amazed by the vast landscapes of the desert during this quad tour and dromedary. Climb on a camel and discover the culture of a Berber village. After a relaxing break, get drunk by the speed of the quad...
Marrakech excursion is the program where you will have the choice to make a day or more to discover the most fabulous Berber villages of high atlas, even to choose a valley that you wish to explore (Ouirgane, Imlil-Toubkal, or Ourika). So you will have the choice to spend the night at a certain valley or return to Marrakech at the end of the day....
Marrakech City Tour, this is a walking tour with an official English speaking guide. This day trip of Marrakech city tour, after marveling at what can only be described as a living open-air museum, Jamaa El Fna Square, follow your local guide through the narrow, winding streets of Marrakech's medina. Visit some of the first monuments built during the foundation of the city in 1070 by the Almoravids, including the Koutoubia Mosque and the Kasbah...
Marrakech Three Valleys, nest in the Atlas Mountains in a private vehicle, assisted by an accredited and fully qualified driver who will allow you to discover the 3 valleys at your own pace and in the best possible way...