Explore Marrakech, the fourth biggest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is one of the four Imperial urban areas of Morocco and is the capital of the Marrakesh-Safi district. The city is arranged west of the lower regions of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh is 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) upper east of Agadir.
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The area has been occupied by Berber ranchers since Neolithic occasions. The city was established in 1070 by Emir Abu Bakr ibn Umar as the royal capital of the Almoravid Empire. The Almoravids set up the main significant designs in the city and molded its format for quite a long time in the future. The red dividers of the city, worked by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123, and different structures developed in red sandstone a short time later, have provided the city with the epithet of the “Red City” or “Ochre City” (ville ocre). Marrakesh developed quickly and laid down a good foundation for itself as a social, strict, and exchanging place for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Jemaa el-Fnaa is the most active square in Africa.
After a time of decay, the city was outperformed by Fez, and in the mid sixteenth century, Marrakesh again turned into the capital of the realm. The city recaptured its transcendence under well off Saadian rulers Abdallah al-Ghalib and Ahmad al-Mansur, who adorned the city with rich castles like the El Badi Palace (1578) and reestablished many demolished landmarks. Starting in the seventeenth century, the city became well known among Sufi travelers for its seven benefactor holy people who are buried here. In 1912 the French Protectorate in Morocco was set up and T’hami El Glaoui became Pasha of Marrakesh and stood firm on this footing almost all through the protectorate until the job was disintegrated upon the freedom of Morocco and the restoration of the government in 1956.
Marrakesh involves an old sustained city loaded with merchants and their slows down. This medina quarter is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is probably the most active city in Africa and fills in as a significant financial focus and traveler objective. Land and inn advancement in Marrakesh have filled drastically in the 21st century. Marrakesh is especially famous with the French, and various French superstars own property in the city. Marrakesh has the biggest customary market (souk) in Morocco, for certain 18 souks selling products going from conventional Berber floor coverings to present day buyer gadgets. Creates utilize a critical level of the populace, who fundamentally offer their items to sightseers.
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Marrakesh is served by Ménara International Airport and by Marrakesh rail route station, which interfaces the city to Casablanca and northern Morocco. Marrakesh has a few colleges and schools, including Cadi Ayyad University. Various Moroccan football clubs are here, including Najm de Marrakech, KAC Marrakech, Mouloudia de Marrakech and Chez Ali Club de Marrakech. The Marrakesh Street Circuit has the World Touring Car Championship, Auto GP and FIA Formula Two Championship races.
If you are planning to spend 3 days in Marrakech to explore it, you have two options:
Focus on the city, take time to explore it in depth, and relax in your hotel or Riad. As well as in the many restaurants and tea rooms.
Plan 2 days in Marrakech and a full day for an excursion to, for example, the Ourika Valley or Ouzoud.
The choice depends on your expectations. If you are more cultured and wonder what to do in Marrakech, you will find that there really is something to do to spend three days there. Also after exploring Marrakech, you can explore the Sahara desert as well.
If you want a change of scenery between the city and nature, hiking in the Atlas Mountains for 3 days seems like the best option to me. Especially since it’s pretty polluted/excited, a day out in the Atlas will do you good!
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Marrakech Tanjia is one of the best and common traditional recipe specialized of Marrakech. It’s a recipe of beef cooked in the Hamam or the baker of the town on a slow fire. Explore Marrakech is incomplete without tasting the famous Tanjia.
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MARRAKESH JOURNEYS is a Moroccan travel agency company based in London, United Kingdom, with two commercial branches in the Kingdom of Morocco (Marrakech/Casablanca), Active legally in Morocco since 2019 & in UK since 2021, we offer a variety of guided tours of Marrakesh and the most attractive tourist areas in Morocco. We offer a selection of circuits, activities, excursions and guided visits around the country, offering to our clients so much more than just an unforgettable vacation! More…