Marrakech City Tour and Sightseeing
You can do many things in Marrakech. You can make your trip interesting by doing outdoor activities ⇒Today Marrakech is the most popular travel destination, attract people with its historical sites, souks, squares, gardens and much more
Marrakesh City Tour and Sightseeing Overview
Enjoy your Marrakech city Tour and Sightseeing, As anyone knows Marrakech is one of the oldest imperial cities founded around 1060-1106, by the King Youssef Ibn Tachafine the empire of the Berber Dynasty Almoravid, Located in the Hawz, an agricultural plain bounded to the south and east by the High Atlas mountains, and watered by the Tansifte river, called the pearl of the south, it has a stunning view over the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains surrounded by thousand palms & agriculture fields.
Marrakech or Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities (cities that were built by Moroccan Berber empires). The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many medrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”. Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
Marrakech is an intoxicating city known for its souks, spices, snake charmers and hidden palaces, though these days it’s prized as much for its trendy art galleries, hip hotels and elegant hammams. Offering a tantalising taste of Africa within easy reach of Europe, it certainly lives up to the hype, and not only thanks to its fabled ancient medina.
It is to the medina, however, that most visitors will gravitate. The ageless city of blushing pink stone has waylaid desert caravans since the 11th century, with travellers succumbing to the charms of its bluesy Gnaoua music, calls to prayer and elaborate feasts. Its dark, narrow alleyways are full of artisan workshops, shrines and sprawling markets, and riads. These traditional courtyard guest houses range from palatial oases to smaller, more intimate affairs.