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Things to see in marrakech


Marrakech, former imperial city of western Morocco, and a major economic center with mosques, palaces and gardens. The Medina is a fortified and densely populated medieval city dating from the Berber Empire, with alleys intertwined like a labyrinth, where the lively souks (markets) sell fabrics, pottery and traditional jewels. Symbol of the city, the minaret of the 12th century Koutoubia Moorish mosque can be seen for miles.

place jemaa el fna

Jemaa el-Fna (Arabic: جامع الفنا, “place of the dead”) is a famous public square in the southwest of the medina of Marrakech in Morocco. This traditional, popular and lively place, particularly at night, attracts more than a million visitors every year. “The cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna square” has been inscribed intangible cultural heritage since 2008 (proclamation in 2001) and World Heritage since 1985 by UNESCO1.

Ménara (jardin)!

The Menara (Arabic: حدائق المنارة) is a vast garden planted with olive trees in the Almoahade dynasty about 45 minutes walk from the Jemaa el-Fna square in the center of Marrakech, Morocco. At the heart of this garden, a large pond at the foot of a pavilion serves as a reservoir of water to irrigate crops. It is a very peaceful place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is therefore a privileged place for walks.

The basin is supplied with water thanks to a hydraulic system that is more than 700 years old, which carries water from the mountains located about 30 km from the city of Marrakech. This basin allows irrigation of the olive grove.

Palais de la bahia!

The Bahia Palace (قصر الباهية, in Arabic, ⵜⴰⴳⴰⴷⵉⵔⵜ ⵏ И ⴱⴰⵀⵢⴰ, in Berber, Bāhiya, the beautiful, the brilliant) is an old nineteenth-century palace of eight hectares of Moorish / Islamic style, in Marrakech, Morocco. Currently a museum, it is one of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture and Islamic art, one of the major monuments of the country’s cultural heritage, and one of the main places of tourism in Morocco1,2.

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