Top Destination : Marrakech

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VISITS

It is a dazzling city The list of sites and monuments of Marrakech would be endless and the description of their grueling wonders , so we selected the essentials However, if you have very little time square ” Djemaa el Fna ” is not lost or souks : all your senses will be filled with feelings .

THE WALLS

Constructed of adobe , color varies according to the time and daylight , golden ocher to red , contrasting with an ever blue sky and the green of the trees and plants. Highlights doors Bab Doukkala ( Almoravid origin) , Bab el Khemis , Bab El Jadid , the Debbagh Bab Bab Bab er Robb and agnau , one of the most beautiful entrances to the citadel .

DAR EL MAKHZEN (Royal Palace)

Almohad origin, has been enlarged and embellished by later dynasties. The Mechouar ( parade ) leads inside the Grand Mechouar where the famous ” fantasy ” take place .

THE GARDEN OF AGDAL

It is a huge complex of 4.5 km square planted with fruit and olive trees. It has two ponds for irrigation , the oldest of which dates from the Almohad period . In its waters the ruins of a palace saadí reflected .

THE GARDEN OF MENARA

100-hectare park in the center is a huge pond of the twelfth century and the palm grove with over 10 hectares of palm , orange, olive and apple trees.

MOSQUES

Marrakech has more than 300 mosques which stand out from the Koutoubia and the Ben Youssef .

“” The Koutoubia Mosque “” (or booksellers ) : Named after souk booksellers set up their stalls with their doors. Although this name is known its minaret , particularly for Spaniards striking resemblance to our Giralda, for serving as a model and , in the same way that this tower is the symbol of Seville represents the Koutoubia in Marrakech world.

“” The Ben Youssef Mosque “”: From almorávide origin, was renovated in the sixteenth century and in the nineteenth century.

THE BEN YOUSSEF MEDERSA

JEMAA EL FNA PLAZA.

Declared ” Oral Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. Sung in every language is a living example of what were the places in the Middle Ages , a meeting place for everyone exponent. In the morning , sellers of fresh orange juice , fruit , wicker baskets , souvenirs, candy , jewelry , Dentists, healers , writers request. Sometimes even from the morning until the evening : the Gnaoua , vanities cymbals , acrobats , snake charmers or scorpions , dancers, storytellers . This becomes particularly fascinating universe with nightfall , when the square was illuminated with a thousand lights and wander from show to show .

THE ZOCOS

Stresses the souk Semmarin near the Jemaa el Fna square and as for her, there to wander , enjoying the colorful diversity of flavors, to admire , among other objects , fabrics , enjoy haggling No subject lost, there will always be someone to drive you back to the Jemaa el Fna .

THE TOMBS SAADÍES

BADI PALACE

Also known as ” the incomparable ” , was built by Ahmed el Mansour marble Celias , onyx, carved stucco and carved wood . Today only the structure , where the Marrakesh Folk Festival is celebrated.

MELLAH ( Jewish Quarter ))

Souk is home to goldsmiths and jewelry mainly in gold.

EL PALACIO DE LA BAHIA ( Shining )

Built in the late nineteenth century, is a fine example of princely residence .

SIDI BEL ABBÈS

Pattern of Marrakech, is also the name of a neighborhood that retains the old fonduqs (where our taverns ) , multilevel hotels around a central courtyard where camels were locked . Beside the mausoleum built by Moulay Ismail .

THE SOURCE CHROB OU CHOUF

Wood carved Kufic script .

THE GUÉLIZ

It is the modern part of Marrakech ‘s main artery is the av Mohamed V , which houses shops and outdoor cafes . It preserves some beautiful colonial houses with beautiful gardens.

GARDEN MAJORELLE

Lush vegetation was created by the painter of this name and renovated in the 60s by the couturier Yves St Laurent . At present , the study of the painter is a museum of Moroccan art .

MUSEUMS

MUSEUM OF MARRAKECH

Dar Mnebhi Old Palace , built in the late s . XIX, jewel of Moroccan architecture. It has permanent collections and temporary exhibitions performed .

MUSEUM DAR SI SAÏD

THE HOUSE TISKIWIN (muy cerca de Dar Si Saïd)

Dedicated primarily to rural Northern art

MUSEUM MAJORELLE

Is famous for its wonderful garden with yucca plants and bamboo , to his collection of Islamic Art and paintings depicting landscapes trances artist Jacques Majorelle in Marrakech who lived from 1922 to 1965.

MUSEUM BERT FLINT

Collection of art and popular traditions Sous Valley and Sahara gathered by the Dutch art historian Bert Flint.

EVENTS

POPULAR NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL (July)

No other city would be so appropriate to organize it. Folklore is something that is still alive today in Marrakech and to some extent can be seen in the Jemaa el Fna . It takes place in the palace Baadi ( early July ) . The Festival is sumptuous and sight to its international reputation. Folk groups come from all over Morocco. It is a good opportunity to appreciate the diversity of the country is manifested in different costumes , rhythms and choreography. They are very spectacular dances of the Middle and High Atlas as ” Ahidous ” and ” Ahouach ” the ” dekka ” Marrakesh or Saharan ” Guedra ” .

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ( September)

The first edition was inaugurated in the year 2001 ( September 28-October 2 )

EXCURSIONS

CIRCUIT DE LA PALMERAIE

The outskirts of the city towards Casablanca , Palm Grove which gave rise to the city of Marrakech is extended. It is a 22 km circuit to do by car or carriage ( a little long to make it complete ) and which houses more than 150,000 date palms. Legend has it that , at night , the warriors of Yusef Ben Tashfin ate dates brought from the oasis and throwing the bones , they fell into the holes they had made spears to nail them on the ground, germinating later. The palm has a very sophisticated irrigation system , called ” jettara ” , which was developed after consulting with Yusef Ben Ali , son of the founder .

TAMESLOUHT (19km)

Important religious center , surrounded by olive and orange trees .

TOMB OF KING OF SEVILLE ( 28km)

The mausoleum of the King of Seville, Ibn Abbad Moatamid is in Aghmat at 28km south of Marrakech. At the end of the eleventh century Andalusian king asked this helps Yusef ibn Tachfin Almoravid emir , who initially lent but then turned against him , seizing Sevilla in 1091. Ibn Abbad Moatamid was deported to Aghmat , where four years later he died .

OURIKA VALLEY (45 km )

Formed by the rushing waters that come from Oukaïmeden , is a fertile area with villages of mud houses clinging to the slopes of the mountain . It approached, taking a walk, and watch the Jebel Yagour rock carvings .

OUKAÏMEDEN High Atlas ( 74km )

Dominated in the north by the Djebel Angour ( 3.616m ) , wonderful skiing from December to April , is a haven of freshness during the summer for the people of Marrakech.

CHICHAOUA (73km)

His interest lies in a cooperative selling carpets of typically Berber calls Chichaoua always red line that goes from the most vivid tones, for the present , to orange or pink for old Son hugely original in decor ; some with individual geometric patterns , and other -which is very rare with figurative elements – basically animals (influence of Sudanese slaves) .

DEMNATE (99km)

Built in terraces on the slopes of Dir, adobe house has beautiful gardens and olive groves.

OUZOUD WATERFALLS ( 159km )

With over 100m drop , they are really impressive.

KASBAH OF TÉLOUET (173km)

Stunning kasbah in the middle of the country Glaoua , although a significant portion is in ruins, a few buildings remain in the splendor of the past. From this kasbah , you can follow the road to the lookout and Tizin’Tichka kasbah Ait Benhaddou , perfectly preserved .

BENI MELLAL (194km)

Situated on a hill and surrounded by a Dir oasis, is a magnificent orchard of fruit trees: orange , apricot , fig, pomegranate and olive groves.

TOUBKAL (cumbre más alta de Marruecos 4.167m)

The climb begins in the charming village of Imlil (130km south of Marrakech).

ROUTE TIZIN’TEST VIEWPOINT ( Southwest of Marrakech)

Among the green landscapes of the regions of Asni and Ouirgan , you come to this beautiful location that provides a breathtaking view of the vast plain of Sous ..