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Sightseeing in Marrakech - what to see. Complete travel guide

Marrakech is a city located in the heart of Morocco. This is one of its most important cultural centers. It was founded in 1062 by Yusuf ibn Tashfin, who was the representative of the Almoravids dynasty. Pretty soon Marrakech became an important religious, commercial and cultural center of Andalusia, Maghreb and even a part of sub-Saharan Africa. All four of the dynasties that have been ruling Marrakesh during different periods of time have left their marks on the look of the city.
Picturesque palaces and squares, the historical district Medina which is of ultimate beauty, magnificent religious buildings and complexes as well as numerous museums of Marrakesh are the … Open
This town is very popular among tourists, however the residents of Morocco never miss an opportunity to visit this charming place that has such a great atmosphere and location. Among the main attractions of the city we should definitely mention the center of Marrakech - Medina, in which is located the mausoleum of the founder of the city; the palace of Bahia and the Castle Gold Apples. Also don’t forget to visit the central square of the city, Jamaa el Fna, where you can get much entertainment from never stopping dancing, music, daily concerts, acrobatic, illusionary, comedy and literary representations.
In Marrakech you can always find lots of great food, since its main areas feature various cafes, restaurants, stalls with an abundance of food, bistros and bars, which offer visitors a large choice of traditional and exotic cuisine for a small fee. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Marrakesh is a perfect entertaining destination offering attractions and leisure facilities for every taste and fancy. The city features magnificent gardens and modern entertaining complexes … Open
The most beautiful religious monument in the city is the Koutoubia Mosque. Its minaret is 77 meters high. This minaret is the tallest building in the city. For tourists, it serves as a kind of landmark. Travelers can freely stroll through the historical district of Marrakesh, without fear of getting lost. They will see the minaret from any street in the old district.
Nearby is another majestic architectural monument - the El Badi Palace. It was built by the order of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who gained an important victory over the Portuguese troops. Like many years ago, now the palace differs in its very beautiful external and internal decoration. On its territory, there is a picturesque courtyard, buried in an abundance of ornamental plants and flowers. In the garden surrounding the palace, beautiful orange trees grow. National holidays and various festivals are often held here.
1. Tourists should keep in mind that during the Ramadan being a holy month in Marrakesh alcohol is strictly forbidden even for the city guests. Spirits are not sold during this period in … Open
One of the most significant monuments from the national point of view of Marrakesh is the Mausoleum of the Saadis. In it are the tombs of the famous rulers of the dynasty. They were buried here along with their close people. For travelers, the mausoleum is noteworthy for its exquisite decoration. Its walls and ceilings are adorned with skilful carvings, and the tombstones are made of beautiful rare marble.
Lovers of outdoor recreation will certainly like the Park Manor. Once, there was a wonderful garden in its place. It was available for rest only to high-ranking people. Now the park is open for free access. You can admire the ancient olive trees, slender palm trees, spreading orange trees and other plants, which for many other countries are a real exotic.
Discovering the architecture of Marrakech from bird's eye view! Marrakech railways station, Koutoubia Mosque, Bab Agnaou, Marrakesh Menara Airport, all those monuments are defining the image of Marrakech … Open
The most interesting cultural institution of Marrakesh is located within the walls of the Dar Menebhi Palace. A few years ago the City Museum was opened in it. Now it presents visitors with an interesting collection of antiquities. The museum stores a collection of ancient books, archaeological artifacts and works of art. During the restoration, the palace managed to preserve many old elements of decoration, which in themselves can be considered valuable museum exhibits. This picturesque palace is also surrounded by a lush garden. It will be pleasant to stroll along it after the excursion.
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Medina of Marrakesh

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In the immediate vicinity of the square are many unique historical and religious objects. The most popular sites are the Bahia Palace and the Mosque of Kutubia. An ordinary walk through the narrow alleyways of Medina gives a lot of unforgettable impressions. Here, one can discover interesting souvenir shops and restaurants, where guests are offered the most popular national dishes. … Read further

Sightseeing in Morocco: things to see

The suburbs of the city are also a very interesting place from a historic point of view as they are the location of the ancient settlement of Anfa. Visitors will see here ruins of houses, ancient temples and squares. Archaeological excavations never stop on the territory of the settlement. The city of Fez is also rich in places of interest. This is the former capital of Morocco and the main cultural center of the country. There are several old protective facilities in the city and other important landmarks, such as Dar Batha Palace, Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, Andalusian Mosque and the tomb of Idris II. … Open
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