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Marrakech The main landmarks, such as Marrakech railways station, Koutoubia Mosque, Bab Agnaou, and Marrakesh Menara Airport, attract thousands of visitors, who come to Marrakech from different parts of the world every year. Marrakech is incredibly rich in absolutely stunning landmarks and important historic sights. are true masterpieces of architecture and architectonics at the international level. It’s time to look at every landmark of Marrakech in detail from an unusual point of view – interesting facts with hi-res photos, enriched with a virtual flight over 3D copies of all the architectural monuments.

Marrakech railways station, Marrakech

» The new railway station of Marrakech was built next to the old one, which had been working since 1923. The station building is modern and spacious.
»  The main entrance, in the form of a high arch, is lined with a beautiful pattern in African style.
» The internal equipment has a modern set of amenities necessary for passengers. In addition to conventional cash registers, automated devices are installed. Employees who speak English are always ready to help.
»  There are several cafes where you can try local Moroccan dishes or traditional European patties and buns.
»  In the shops you can buy national souvenirs. Visiting tourists will find a map of the city at a tourist office.
»  A large information board duplicates information in English. Trains and wagons are equipped with modern technology and are very comfortable.
»  The new railway station is a truly landmark of the city. Its pictures can be seen on souvenirs and advertisements.

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

» The Kutubia Mosque is a very ancient sight of Marrakech. Construction began in 1158 and ended in 1190.
»  At the same time, it had to be destroyed to the ground and again to start all over again. It turned out that the architect was mistaken, wrongly orienting the mosque to Mecca. For this he paid with his life.
»  Today the Temple towers over the city to a height of 77 meters. The minaret is crowned with four gilded spheres. And the stairs are so wide that a muezzin can ride it on a horse.
»  20,000 people can fit into the mosque at the same time.
»  The temple was used during various times as a library, as a school and as a university.
»  Only Muslims can enter the mosque. All the rest can walk over the the beautiful gardens.

Bab Agnaou, Marrakech

» The Gates of Bab Agnau is an ancient landmark of Marrakech. Its name means "a hornless black sheep."
»  It was built in the 11th century by the Almohad sultans as a front entrance to the Old City, where the El-Badi Palace and the El Mansuria Mosque were located.
»  Initially there were two more towers at the gates, but they were destroyed. The gates carried a special decorative function.
»  The gates are made of limestone and brickwork. A soft stone made it possible to decorate the arch with original carvings and inscriptions in Kufic script.
»  In addition to Bab Agnau, there are 18 more gates in Marrakech. At present, the gate of Bab Agnau is considered the most interesting tourist object of the city.

Marrakesh Menara Airport, Marrakech

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Facts: » Marrakech Menara Airport was built in 2008 on the territory of the former airfield operating during the Second World War. It is one of the six airports in Morocco.
»  Local architects designed a state-of-the-art facility using the old Moroccan tradition in the design of the airport.
»  As a result, Marrakech Menara is recognized as one of the most beautiful airport in the world.
»  It has one runway, on which liners of all types can land. The airport accepts airplanes of both domestic and international flights.
»  During a year it serves about 4 million people. The airport has all the necessary amenities: exchange points, shops, restaurants, bars, post office, and pharmacy.
»  To get to the city, you can use a taxi, rented car or a public bus.

Koubba Almoravide, Marrakech

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Facts: » Almoravid Kabba is a very ancient sanctuary that has been preserved since 1064. The building has a spherical dome, and kabba is translated as "dome."
»  The pavilion served as a worshiper for a bath before the mosque. Not far from it, a stone cistern and a fountain that supplied the city with water were excavated.
»  For many centuries, the building went underground several meters. People have escavated it out only in 1952.
»  Now, in order to enter the pavilion, it is necessary to descend to two flights of stairs.
»  A small building is striking with its beauty. Decorative arches, cut in the walls, the upper tier decorated with dents, and the dome, decorated with alabaster chevrons, completes the external architectural design.
»  Inside the pavilion, the dome space surprises with the beauty of its decoration.
»  Any believer, not just a Muslim, can enter Kubbu al-Baadian.
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