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Marrakesh (Tourist attraction)

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Position

Coordinates: 031° 37.697' N , 007° 59.512' W
Country: Morocco

Description

Marrakesh, the Red City, has always been something of a marketplace where tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods, spend their money and find entertainment. Marrakesh has become Morocco’s capital of chic, attracting the rich and famous from Europe and beyond. 

What to see:

  • Jemaa el Fna, an open space at the heart of the Medina, and the stage for a long-established ritual in which shifting circles of onlookers gather round groups of acrobats, drummers, pipe musicians, dancers, storytellers, comedians and fairground acts. 
  • the magnificent ruin of the El Badi Palace
  • the delicate carving of the Saadian Tombs
  • the Koutoubia Minaret, the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa.

Like all Moroccan cities, it’s a town of two halves: the ancient walled Medina and the colonial Ville Nouvelle, built by the French in the mid-twentieth century. Each has its own delights – the Medina with its ancient palaces and mansions, labyrinthine souks and deeply traditional way of life, and the Ville Nouvelle with its pavement cafés, trendy boutiques, gardens and boulevards.


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External link

Marrakesh - Rough Guide


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Added by Helena Neal on 15/05/2018 01:43:55.
Last updated by Helena Neal on 15/05/2018 01:43:55.
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