If you do not yet know Marrakech you can be sure that all those who have visited her will envy you! They will envy your initial excitement, your continuing surprise, and your feeling of wellbeing, “Marrakchi” style . Let us tell you more about this city so precious to our hearts!
History of Marrakech
“Marrakech” is the etymology of the word “Morocco”. The Arab historians of the past had used the name, “Marrakech” (Mraksch ), which gradually became “Morocco”or “MaRueco” and was thus used throughout the country.
Around 1000 BC Marrakech was a caravan camp until the Almoravids picked her for their military post. In 1062 the first mosque was built by Youssef Ibn Tachfine followed by many more to come. At that time the great plantation of the palm trees , the “Palmeraie”, was started. Marrakech was then chosen as the capital of the kingdom. But the end of the Almoravids’ Era was the start in the decline of the city until the 16th century when it gained back its position as capital of the Saadians.
Shortly after that dynasty, Marrakech had been set aside politically, but gained back her importance only recently by other means, namely - tourism, luxury, art and culture.
The SaadiAtouts dynasty of the bustling Red City Marrakech!
Marrakech, an oasis in the desert, will seduce and
captivate you with her cuisine and her souks. This is the most African city in Morocco; the most exotic city of all!
The possibilities of this wonderful city are ever expanding! The most important of these being “Jamâa El Fna”, the square of all pleasures. Charlatans, storytellers, water sellers, and countless others gather there at sunset as you enjoy dinner lasting late into the night …
However, we can not be in Marrakesh without noticing the large Koutoubia mosque visible from almost all areas of the city.
Many Historic and cultural monuments are found in this imperial city with an ancient past. Included among these are the old city walls, Ben Youssef Madrasah, the Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, the Majorelle garden, the Museum of Marrakech, the souks, the synagogue Salat al Azama …
All of which are in competition with new places to go out at night such as clubs, oriental pubs, restaurants and cafes for all different tastes.
Marrakech has become an attractive center for various types of visitors of all ages.
If you want to escape the city, Marrakech is surrounded by treasures. For example: the Ourika valley (30km away), the snowy mountains of Louka (74km away), and the sea at the beautiful city Essaouira.
All types of landscapes are to be found near Marrakech: the Ouzoud’s cascades (120km away), the Draa valley, the archaeological site of Aghmat (30km away), or the Toubkal National Park (70 km south of the city). You can change climate and atmosphere as much as you like and return to the Riad for tranquility.