Marrakech The Red City, Bewitching And Full Of Magic
Marrakech, the red city, is a place full of magic, with its countless palaces, mosques, museums, gardens and markets. So, what to visit in Marrakech? Here are some tips.
Place Jamaa El Fna :
The Place Jamaa el Fna is a must see in Marrakech. Surrounded by restaurants and cafes, it is lively at all times. It’s a dynamic and colourful place with lots of life. Juice stands are cheap with lots of choices.
You have to have a stroll around this square, sneaking between snake charmers and water carriers in traditional clothes. It is a unique place for the way it changes through the hours and with its guarantee of entertainment.
The Koutoubia Mosque :
The Koutoubia Mosque is the most important mosque in Marrakech: The mosque is closed to non-Muslims. If you want to draw near, you have to wait until the evening. It is, however, a beautiful monument to look at from the outside. Do not hesitate to go near to the mosque because there is a pleasant green garden around it.
It's really The place to see in Marrakech. The ancient, high, historical minaret of the city will serve as a landmark to guide you through Marrakech.
The majestic El Badi Palace, legacy of the opulence of Mansour Eddahbi :
This is where El Mansour of Marrakech received his guests and everything was done to impress. The palace is immense with a typically Moroccan architecture. This is where the Marrakech Festival of Laughter takes place every year.
The building contains a treasure trove of photographs of the history of Marrakech and many cultural artefacts, one of which is a preacher's staircase, a jewel of Islam to be seen at all costs.
The palace is unique and is famous for its storks' nests which give it an extraordinary and mystical cachet.
The Majorelle Garden, a haven of peace in Marrakech :
An extraordinary garden where exotic plants mingle with the famous breath-taking and radiant “Majorelle blue”. The Majorelle colour is a splendid backdrop to the vegetation. These botanical gardens contain many species of cacti and other impressive plants.
The Berber museum inside the garden is a must to discover. It’s an immersion into the heart of the Berber people through history, craftsmanship, clothing and jewellery.
The Saadian tombs: The vestiges of Marrakech's golden age :
The richness of the architecture and the beauty of the edifice are breath-taking! This site is another must see in Marrakech. The site groups together tombs of deceased Saadian notables who reigned several centuries ago.
It is said that they were so attached to their closest servants, even though they were slaves, that they allowed them to be buried nearby. These are the simple tombs to be found on this site.
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