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Marrakesh is known as the "Red City" Marrakesh is the capital of the south of Morocco. The ambiance here is very different than other Imperial cities like Fez, Rabat or Meknes. This city is something like chaos messed up with berber people, music and gnawa people, everthing with palm trees, monkeys fire, dentists all in one! If you have the time, Marrakesh is worth to explore and come back and back and back. ah...and come back again...

A bit of Marrakesh’s history:

Marrakesh was founded in the 11-th century by the Almoravides. Coming from the south, from the Mauritanian desert which made a capital in the valley on the foot of the Atlas mountains.
Since then Marrakesh has always been one of the capitals of the Moroccan Empire, the great Rival of the Northern capital of Fes. Some Sultans prefered Fes, some Marrakesh.
In the beginning of this century the Glaoui, lord of the Atlas, became Pacha of Marrakesh. Marrakesh belongs to UNESCO World Heritage since 1985.
This was the city that gave the present name to the country Morocco=Marrakesh.

One of my favourite things in Marrakesh is its main square in the Medina part. Is the combination of all the craziness expected in the city itself.


If you need to know where to stay while in Marrakesh, here is a great site to visit, a list of the best 31 places to stay in Marrakesh. 7 levels of prices, from 50 euros to 400 euros per night. you choose. While many people write me asking about accommodation in marrakech, you don't have to write anymore. all you need is here:

links here:
Riad Marrakech

I often come to Marrakech to enjoy its craziness and all its action.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:many pick pockets arround the city expecialy night time on Jma Elfna
  • Last visit to Marrakesh: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2008
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  • eriksson977's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2010 at 5:02 AM

    Marrakesh is incredibly beautiful as illustrated from your fascinating images. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • Sep 6, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    thanks for the photos, they brought back good memories. i visited marakkesh 2x last year. good times.

  • Tableaux1's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Great tips and pictures. I've always wanted to visit Marrakesh.

  • Dec 25, 2006 at 6:01 AM

    thanks for the information...would you have the phone number of the Aday hotelin Marrakech?

  • anaochiana's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2006 at 12:39 PM

    Wonderfull photos!! these details with the locks and doors..great work!

  • WritingMother's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2006 at 12:20 PM

    I loved 'Walk in Jamaa Al-Fna' : thanks for bringing the place to me!

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    Your Marrakesh tips are fantabulous:) will def. check out more of your Moroccan adventure...

  • Fudge's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2006 at 8:36 PM

    hi there, I refer to your tip on Mosques. I'm surprised they dont allow pple who are not muslim to enter. Is this only in marakesh or all over Morocco.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 2:40 PM

    I'd certainly like to stay in one of the hotels you describe. You crafted a nice image of incense and mystery...The souqs must offer many exotic things to take back home!

  • Jul 7, 2006 at 1:45 PM

    Hi Jhon, excellent jobs! thanks for sharing, i am planning my trip and your comments help a lot. a hug, Willy

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