marrakech

marrakech

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MEDINA OF MARRAKECH

Marrakech is a city located in the center of 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 its houses. The city was founded in 1071 by Youssef ben Tachfine, at the head of the Berber Empire of Almoravides. In the past, Morocco was known in the East under the name of Marrakech (name still relevant in Iran)

the name Morocco comes from the deformation of the Portuguese pronunciation of Marrakech: Marrocos. Marrakech counts 928 850 inhabitants according to the census of 2014, spread over an area of 230 km2. The population density reaches 350 inhabitants per hectare in the Medina.

Marrakech was founded in 1070-1072 by the Almoravides (1056-1147), the capital of the Almohads (1147-1269). It was for a long time a major political, economic and cultural center of the Muslim West, Andalusia.

Grandiose monuments date back to this period: the Koutoubia mosque, whose incomparable 77-meter minaret, an essential monument of Muslim architecture, is one of the great landmarks of the urban landscape and the very symbol of the city, the Casbah , the ramparts, the monumental gates, and the gardens. Later, the city will host other wonders, such as the Badia Palace, the Ben Youssef Medersa, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and large mansions.

The Jamaâ El Fna square, inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a true open-air theater that always amazes visitors. Thanks to its original design, which has always been preserved, its construction materials and decoration are used and its natural environment (notably the Gardens of the Aguedal, the Menara and the Palmeraie whose plantation is attributed to the Almoravids).

the medina of Marrakech enjoys all its original cultural as well as natural components which give it an outstanding universal value.

 

 

3 days Biking Trip from Marrakech to ourika valley

3 days Biking Trip from Marrakech to ourika valley

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3 days Biking Trip from Marrakech to ourika valley Our Biking trip from  Marrakech is the best opportunity to get out of More info
6 Day Luxury Mountain Biking Tour in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

6 Day Luxury Mountain Biking Tour in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

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6 Day Luxury Mountain Biking Tour in the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech This is an all inclusive 6 days luxury mountain More info
7 Days Biking and hiking Trip In Djebel Of Siroua morocco

7 Days Biking and hiking Trip In Djebel Of Siroua morocco

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7 Days Biking and hiking Trip In Djebel Of Siroua morocco A beautiful Biking and hiking Trip In Djebel Of Siroua morocco More info
8 day biking atlas mountain to the sahara desert

8 day biking atlas mountain to the sahara desert

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8 Day Biking Atlas Mountain to the Sahara Desert Day 1: Marrakech. Welcome to Marrakech! Your guide can meet you at the More info
bike to explore High Atlas, Saghro and Oases 8 days

bike to explore High Atlas, Saghro and Oases 8 days

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Bike to explore High Atlas, Saghro and Oases 8 days You will go by bike to explore the massive Saghro through valleys or More info
Biking Tour In The High Atlas Mountains 10 Days

Biking Tour In The High Atlas Mountains 10 Days

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Biking Tour In The High Atlas Mountains 10 Days An amazing mountain bike tour through the spectacular surroundings Toubk More info
Challenging  Adventure Morocco Bike tours 8 Days

Challenging Adventure Morocco Bike tours 8 Days

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Challenging adventure morocco bike tours 8 DAYS the Saghro Mountains, and the Oases. A challenging and adventurous moroc More info
Marrakech City Bike trip

Marrakech City Bike trip

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MTB THROUGH THE HIGH ATLAS FROM MARRAKECH 9 DAYS

MTB THROUGH THE HIGH ATLAS FROM MARRAKECH 9 DAYS

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MTB THROUGH THE HIGH ATLAS FROM MARRAKECH 9 DAYS An incredible mountain bike tour through the spectacular surroundings o More info
Singletrack Mtb In High Atlas Mountains

Singletrack Mtb In High Atlas Mountains

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Singletrack Mtb In High Atlas Mountains Fancy a Singletrack mountain biking trip in the beautiful Atlas Mountains? Mouta More info
 Trekking through the High Atlas of Morocco 4 Days

 Trekking through the High Atlas of Morocco 4 Days

Trekking through the High Atlas of Morocco 4 Days In this  Trekking, through the High Atlas of Moroc More info
4 Days 3 Nights Desert Tour From Marrakech

4 Days 3 Nights Desert Tour From Marrakech

4 Days 3 Nights Desert Tour From Marrakech In this 4 Days & 3 Nights Tour From Marrakech to Merz More info
6 days hike between the dunes of Chegaga

6 days hike between the dunes of Chegaga

6 days hike between the dunes of Chegaga In addition, in the great south of Morocco, there are two l More info
Big traverse of the High Atlas mountains from Mguon to Toubkal

Big traverse of the High Atlas mountains from Mguon to Toubkal

Big traverse of the High Atlas mountains from Mguon to Toubkal At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal (4167m) is t More info
Camel Trek in the moroccan desert 4days

Camel Trek in the moroccan desert 4days

Camel Trek in the moroccan desert 4days Our ultimate aim is to help to discover the true Morocco wit More info
Desert Trek Morocco crossing East-West of dunes Chegaga

Desert Trek Morocco crossing East-West of dunes Chegaga

Desert Trek Morocco Crossing East-West of dunes Chegaga Our ultimate aim is to help to discover the More info
Discover Djebel saghro trekking 9 days

Discover Djebel saghro trekking 9 days

Discover Djebel saghro trekking 9days Djebel saghro trekking can be start from September to May, we More info
discover the moroccan desert and atlas mountains (7 days)

discover the moroccan desert and atlas mountains (7 days)

discover the moroccan desert and atlas mountains (7 days) During this 7 days trip to the desert, you More info
hiking in the atlas mountains & sahara desert trip 5 days

hiking in the atlas mountains & sahara desert trip 5 days

hiking in the atlas mountains & sahara desert trip 5 days Atlas mountain and sahara desert 5 day More info
Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days / morocco desert

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days / morocco desert

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days / morocco desert Enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the More info
Mount Toubkal  Trek  3 Days

Mount Toubkal  Trek 3 Days

Mount Toubkal  Trek 3 Days / 2 NIGHTS) / Toubkal Trekking Adventures Mount Toubkal Mountain (4167m) More info
Ski touring in morocco- toubkal ski touring - atlas mountains sking tour

Ski touring in morocco- toubkal ski touring - atlas mountains sking tour

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