Marrakesh in Morocco is considered the third largest city in the country in terms of population with more than one million people occupying the area. The city was established in the 11th century by Yusuf ibnTashfin. Marrakesh is one of the best tourist cities that welcome different travelers who spend their holidays in Morocco.
The “land of god” as the name says in the Amazeeg language, was the capital of Almoravids Dynasty. At the point when the French took control of Morocco during the 20th century, Marrakesh received much attention from the French authorities. In Marrakesh today, many French establishments survived, and this attracts many tourists who visit from all over the world to enjoy their vacations in Morocco.
Here are some of the most exceptional touristic highlights of Marrakesh regularly visited by travelers who enjoy their vacations in Morocco.
This is the major market of Marrakesh. Found in the old district which is full of historical sites and monuments, the Medina Souk is defined by its wonderful mix of colors, narrow lanes and the marvelous smells of various herbs and perfumes. It is completely recommended for tourists who visit Morocco to enjoy their holidays.
Many tourists visit this market to purchase some traditional Moroccan souvenirs and gifts which includes the traditional Moroccan perfumes, leather products, herbs and shoes.
This place is one of the most surviving ancient monument in Marrakesh. This spectacular dome was constructed during the reign of Ali ibn Yusuf in the 12th century. The dome is usually included in many travel packages in Morocco.
The dome interior is very beautiful despite the fact that the design and layout from outside are quite simple. The dome interior features unique stone decoration, one of the great features of the Almoravids dynasty architecture.
A great place to explore in Marrakesh is the Majorelle Garden. This is the place where you’ll find the fertile soil with several plants and trees which includes cactus and palms. This garden dates back to the middle of the 20th century when Jack Majorelle the famous French painter visited Morocco for health reasons.
Jack started drawing many paintings to reveal the life in Marrakesh. This is why most travelers who visit Morocco visit the garden to enjoy the natural scenery mix with the French taste of art and how they viewed the life and the architecture of Morocco.