Marrakech is a city in Morocco, which is located in the central-southern territories of the state, in the hinterland of the country, about 150 km away from the oceanic coast of the Atlantic.

Known for being one of the beautiful Moroccan cities, Marrakech is located near the Djebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco with its 4165 meters, and for having been the seat of the Marrakech Agreements, which established the birth of the World Trade Organization. Marrakech is a unique city to visit as a couple, with friends or with family, strolling through traditional markets, and discovering the oldest mosques and monuments. Today the city of Marrakech has about 1,460,000 inhabitants, and is one of the main cities of Morocco. It is divided into three districts: Old Town, Medina and New Town. Among the main monuments not to be missed in Marrakech we mention: Kutubiya Mosque, Kasbah, Ben Youssef Mosque, Sa’didi Tombs, Royal Palace, Al Badi Palace.

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History of Marrakech Morocco

The city of Marrakech was probably founded under the Almoravid dynasty, between 1062 and 1070, under the reign of Yusuf ibn Tashfin. The Almoravid rulers were followed by the Almohads, with the ruler Ya’qub al-Mansur, who took the throne in 1184, the new Qasba and the Koutoubia Mosque were built. In 1269, after centuries of continuous raids and looting, the city of Marrakech was conquered by Sultan Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn ‘Abd al-Haqq, of the Merinide dynasty, during this period the capital of Morocco was moved from Marrakech to Fes. In the 16th century, the Sa’didian dynasty came to power and the capital was once again brought back to Marrakech. It was in this period that the Saadian Tombs and the El Badi Palace were built. The period of Alawide domination followed, when the Moroccan city of Meknes was chosen as the new capital.

La Cucina di Marrakech

La cucina tradizionale di Marrakech, e di tutto il Marocco è sorprendente e gustosa, aromi intensi di spezie, con oltre 2000 anni di storia, contaminazioni e tradizioni. Tante i tanti piatti tipici della tradizione marocchina sicuramente Harira, Cous Cous, Zaalouk, Briouats e Tajine. Il tajine è probabilmente il piatti più conosciuto di Marrakech, di origine berbera, prende il nome dal tradizionale contenitore nel quale viene cotto. Il recipiente adibito alla preparazione è realizzato in terracotta, in molti casi decorata, ed è composto da due elementi, una base piatta di forma circolare, con bordi bassi, ed una parte superiore, a forma di cono, che viene posta sopra il piatto per la cottura. Originariamente la cottura dei cibi avveniva posizionando il tajine sulla brace e cuocendo a fuoco basso, tra le varianti più diffuse di tajine : mqualli, con pollo e limone, kefta, con carne e pomodori, mrouzia con agnello e prugne.

Marrakech, another world!

Get ready to enter the chaotic world of what can be an Arab market of yesteryear … Forget prejudices … 3000 shops of all kinds, people who speak to you in all languages, snake charmers, monkey trainers, bars and modern restaurants, spice stalls, butchers, greengrocers, mosques, hammans and so on and so forth ….

Roby / Tripadvisor

Majorelle Garden, very special …

A must during your visit to Marrakech and from which you will never be disappointed.Space not huge and therefore can be visited in a short time with a good variety of exotic plants and more. The bamboo forest is very beautiful! In addition, the blue color of the Majorelle house leaves really enchanted …

Veronica / Tripadvisor

Djemaa el fna … the wonder of chaos

The heart of Marrakech, a riot of colors, sounds, smells, flavors. Shouts, whizzing mopeds, peddlers with monkeys and enchanted snakes attached. At first glance frightening for those who have never come into contact with a similar reality, but then, when you get used to it, you can’t help but get carried away by the flow of life that flows in this enchanted square …

Francesco / Tripadvisor

The souks of Marrakech

Certainly one of the major attractions of Marrakechi, if not the major of the city. Souk, however, is an understatement, as there are numerous markets, specialized by product category; Jewelery junk prevails (even if there is some silver), while those of the dyers and weavers and especially those of the tanners appear, with consequent leather objects. The transition from one souk to another is easy and natural and you don’t get bored and walking through the medina are all mandatory steps …

Cristina / Tripadvisor

El Bahia Palace Marrakech

A classic of the city of Marrakech are the palaces or houses (including riads) that from the outside say almost nothing and as soon as you enter you are faced with so much beauty. First of all the greenery and the well-kept gardens and then the decorations of all kinds: doors, windows, railings, fountains, ceilings. Bahia Palace is a great example and as it is also a historical monument it is worth the visit …

Veronica / Tripadvisor

The essence of Marrakech

Colors, shouting, mopeds and donkeys everywhere, vendors, spices, tourist junk, carpets, slippers, hammams, riads, mosques, fake tour guides and authentic tour guides, veiled women and men in taffetan … this is the place to be condense the essences of the whole morocco. You have to find the right step and the right attention to grasp the positive elements (many), neglecting the negative ones (as many!). Unmissable!

Mandrake / Tripadvisor

The most beautiful city in the world

Speechless, I loved it, a crazy city with a truly unique, gorgeous souk
After Marrakech there is only Marrakech. In my opinion the most beautiful city in the world

Vmzeronove / Tripadvisor

A magical place

The “Red City” of Marrakech is a magical place, teeming with markets, gardens, palaces and mosques. Exploring the intimate inner courtyards and winding alleys of historic Medina can easily take you a full day. Rediscover your inner peace in the quiet Majorelle Gardens or admire the beauty of one of the city’s mosques (keep in mind that, unless you are a Muslim, you will not be allowed to enter).

Stev / Tripadvisor

Dormire a Marrakech

Un riad è la soluzione ideale per visitare la città di Marrakech. I riad marocchini sono una forma di architettura tipica della nazione, costituita da uno o più piani con cortili e fontane decorative. I riad sono strutturati attorno ad un cortile o giardino centrale, nello stile tipico arabo, le stanze si affacciano sempre sul cortile interno del riad stesso. Tutti i riad sono solitamente decorati con motivi geometrici e arabeschi. Questi antichi riad, un tempo abitazioni private, sono oggi state trasformare in eleganti strutture ricettive, ideali per una vacanza nella città di Marrakech, per un’immersione completa nella cultura tradizionale locale. Il riad è perfetto per vivere la vera tradizione di Marrakech e scoprire la cultura marocchina, senza rinunciare al benessere ed al relax, molti riad dispongono infatti di piscina, hammam, spa e ristoranti che propongono cucina tipica marocchina.

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