Visit Marrakesh - The Exciting Red City
Added: (Wed Jan 07 2009)
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Also known as the ‘Red City’ because of the original red clay on the buildings and houses in the city, Marrakesh is Morocco’s most popular tourist destination with visitors returning there for their Morocco holiday every year!
Founded over 1000 years ago in the Almoravid dynasty but was destroyed sometime later, the city was rebuilt by the Almohads in the 12th century which is also when the Koutoubia Mosque and other famous landmarks were built.
There are many reasons why this ancient city is a favourite among so many people as there is so much going on! From the bustling souks the lush gardens there is something for everyone in Marrakesh.
One of the first things you will see and love about Marrakesh is the Dejemaa el Fna, this market is bustling full of Acrobats, fire eaters, snake charmers and many more enchanting features. As you walk through the market place you can soak up the atmosphere of traditional Morocco, smells and sounds you will never forget. North of the Dejemaa el Fna square market you will also find the souks; these are tiny Moroccan shops selling everything from clothes to paintings, everything soaked in traditional Moroccan culture.
Another popular tourist attraction and one of the oldest buildings in Marrakesh is the Koutoubia Mosque, it was built by Sultan Yacoub el Manour and is one of three, and the other two are in Seville and Rabat.
In Marrakesh there are also museums, ancient tombs and lush tropical gardens including the Menora Garden, Agdal Gardens and Oasis Aiea. Not forgetting the famous Atlas Mountains which create a stunning back drop to the city, Marrakesh is also the main gateway for tours and trips to the Atlas Mountains.
A holiday to Marrakesh is a promise that you will be amazed and is one of the few cities in the world where you will find a true sense of culture and natural beauty.
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