The Imperial city of Marrakech
Chosen as the best touristic destination in 2015 in the world by the famous TRIPADVISER the largest travel site in the world.
Marrakesh is the 4th largest city of Morocco after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier and one of the most popular cities, Marrakech has became the most attractive destination in Morocco last years for those looking for the beauty of Moroccan history and culture.
Marrakesh is one of the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities. The city has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 11th century by Abu Bakr Ibn Omar, chieftain (cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin). In the 12th century, the Almoravid constructed many madrasas(Qoranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, made by Ali Ibn Yousef in 1122, and various buildings built in red during this period, have given the city the name of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”. Marrakesh grew fast and established itself as a religious,cultural, and trading center for Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa Elfnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
Marrakesh or Red City is famed for its amazing markets, with a network of alleys and souks revealing new treasures at every turn: perfumed spices, colorful textiles, dazzling lamps and jewelry.
The surrounding landscape around the city is equally wonderful, as the shifting sands of the desert spread out from the city, meeting the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance.
Marrakesh is visited every year by millions of travelers for the advantages that exist in the city itself, or been close to important destination like Ouarzazat and Desert of Merzouga, where they can enjoy a 3 days desert tour from Marrakesh to Fez Via Ouarzazat.