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[Africa Travel] Morocco: Marrakech

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Marrakech is one of the major cities located in the central part of Morocco. The Old Town of Marrakech is a World Heritage Site and is a popular tourist destination for many people from all over the world. Marrakech means “Kingdom of God” in Berber and is considered to be the fourth largest city in Morocco. The old town of Marrakech, which is also a World Heritage Site, is full of historic sights such as the Koutubi Amosque and the Bahia Palace. It is a city that can be recommended to those who like history.

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Location

Marrakech is a city located in the central part of Morocco.

History

Marrakech was urbanized during the Almoravid dynasty. Full-scale maintenance has been carried out since 1071, and mosques and other facilities have been built. After that, it was placed under the control of the Saadi and Alawi dynasties, so it is a city where Islamic culture is strongly permeated. The old city of Marrakech was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1985.

Climate

Marrakech belongs to the steppe climate. Temperatures range from 5 ° C to 50 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Arabic and Berber are the official languages in Morocco. French is also used.

Security

Marrakech is a relatively safe place in Morocco. Be careful as it may cause scratches and deductions. Also, please avoid going out at night.

Race

Most of Morocco are Arabs and Amazighs.

industry

Marrakech has a very strong tourism industry. Due to its World Heritage Sites, it is visited by many tourists all year round.

religion

Islam is the state religion in Morocco. There are also Christians and Jews.

currency

Moroccan dirham is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Medina

The old town is surrounded by ramparts, confining the old-fashioned cityscape. It is characterized by a series of narrow alleys and is registered as a World Heritage Site.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Jemaa El Fna

A huge square in the center of the old city of Marrakech. It is a place where executions were carried out in the past. There are more than 100 food stalls and it is a crowded place.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Souk

The market in Marrakech has items that are only available in Morocco. You also buy it as a souvenir. There is no price tag for any product, and you can enjoy buying while negotiating prices.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Medersa Ben Youssef

Madrasa Ben Youssef Academy is a former Islamic seminary in Marrakech. The school was the largest not only in Morocco but also in North Africa.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Koutoubia

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech. It is the largest mosque in Marrakech and has an unusual structure with a tower. It was built in the 12th century.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace was built in the 19th century. The pillars and walls are brilliantly decorated, and the ceiling is brilliantly miniatured. It is also known as the Alhambra Palace in Morocco.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Gardens is a garden museum located in Marrakech, Morocco. It was landscaped by French painter and plant collector Jack Majorelle in the 1920s.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Maison de la Photography

An old Moroccan-themed photography museum located in the old town of Marrakech, Morocco. The main exhibits are photographs from the latter half of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Le Jardin Secret

Located in Marrakech, Morocco, this garden was restored in 2007. It is a small garden with a sense of secret. Beautiful Moroccan tiles.

Sightseeing spot 10 : El Badi Palace

A palace built in the 16th century by the Saadien’s Ahmad al-Mansour. Currently, only part of the building, wells, and dungeon are left.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Saadian’s Tombs

It is a group of tombs of the Saadien’s Sultan. It consists of a chapel with mihrabs between the three mihrabs. It is divided into a princess’s tomb, a king’s tomb, and a royal tomb, and the interior of the building is decorated with mosaic tiles.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech Museum

The Marrakech Museum is known as the place that Yves Saint Laurent loved. A collection of dresses and accessories designed by Nrollan is on display.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Oasiria

A water park in Marrakech. You can enjoy playing in the pool surrounded by greenery. You can enjoy it with peace of mind in a place with a lot of families.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Arsato Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park

A beautiful green park in Marrakech. You can see rare plants such as North African plants. There are many benches in the park, and many people are resting.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Moroccan Museum

The Moroccan Museum has exhibits about Moroccan life and culture. You can see Moroccan ornaments, pottery, carpets, tapestries and other crafts.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Menara Gardens

Menara Gardens is a botanical garden. The Menara Gardens were built in the 16th century. You can see the plants of North Africa. There are also souvenir shops and shops on the premises.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Tanneries

It is a workshop of a tanned leather dyeing craftsman’s town located in the old town. You can observe the work of craftsmen dyeing leather.

Hotel

Marrakech has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Marrakech Menara Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages

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