Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Rabat and Fes.
Marrakech is one of the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities . The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”.
Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakech comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the medina), bordered by modern neighborhoods, the most prominent are Gueliz and l’Hivernage.
Today it is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major tourist destination.
The “Pearl of the South” is one of the destinations that do more than ever dream. This changing city leaves no one indifferent.
Open your eyes, let yourself be carried away by the colors, the smells, the undeniable charm of this city which is bewitching and fascinating!
Welcome to Marrakech.
- Hotels: www.visitmorocco.com
- Weather: www.marocmeteo.ma
- Exchange: www.oc.gov.ma; www.bkam.ma
- General Information: www.maroc.ma