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Highlights in Marrakech
- Capital of Morocco at the foot of the High Atlas
- Pulsating metropolis of the Orient
- Numerous cultural assets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Multifaceted sights
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Sand yellow facades, winding alleys, lively squares and oriental bazaars are a wonderful environment to get to know the "Pearl of the South" in Morocco. Life in Marrakech takes place on the streets and you live in the middle of the pulsating metropolis. Only a few metres away from restaurants, cafés, shops and prayer houses you will find a pompous apartment or apartment with stylish furnishings and spacious living areas. Numerous accommodations are also located in the lush parks such as the Oliveraie or the Jardin de l'Agdal, which offer relaxing tranquillity in nature.First class residences for travel groups
With family, club or friends you can stay in Marrakech in your own Moroccan riad and stay in fascinating city villas. Many of the accommodations have spacious rooms that have a terrace and also offer comforts such as a private garden, swimming pools and whirlpools. Depending on your preference, you can rent a vacation rental in the historic city centre or outside the centre.
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Location and orientation
North of the High Atlas mountain range and about 170 kilometres east of the Atlantic coast, Marrakech extends over an area of 230 square kilometres in the Marrakech-Safi region. More than 925,000 inhabitants live in the entire urban area.Peculiarities of the oriental community
The city limits of the metropolis run south of the river Tensift. Marrakech is picturesquely situated in the fertile Haouz plain with a fantastic view of snow-capped mountains in the middle of the desert landscape. Along with Fès, Rabat and Meknès, the metropolis is one of the four royal cities of the country.
Things to know
Marrakech is full of secrets and transports its visitors to a fairy tale from 1,001 Nights. To experience the customs and traditions up close, you can stroll through the bazaars of the Old Town Medina and watch the merchants bargain and sell. Hand-painted ceramics, spices or jewellery change hands here. A colourful sea of lights and drum rolls awaits you every evening at Djemaa el Fna, the juggler's market, where you will meet snake charmers, fire-eaters and miracle healers. Marrakesh also captivates with its culinary specialities. In the restaurants it is recommended to try the tajine dishes. Delicious lamb, chicken, rice or vegetable dishes are served in clay pots.Cultural legacy
Surrounded by the twelve-kilometre-long city wall, the historic centre is home to a multitude of sights that have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1985. In the historic quarter there are impressive buildings like the former Koran school Medersa Ben Youssef, the Koutoubia Mosque, the El-Badi Palace or the Kasbah. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the beautiful grounds of the Menara Garden and the Agdal Gardens, which contain olive groves, pavilions, water basins and extensive irrigation channels.
The name Marrakech comes from the Berber language and probably means "land of God".
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The Koutoubia Mosque dates back to the 12th century and is the largest mosque in the city as well as the symbol of Morocco. The minaret of the church has a height of 77 metres and is illuminated every evening so that the tower is visible within a radius of 30 kilometres.Historical necropolis
In the south of the medina there are the Saadier graves, which belong to the UNESCO world heritage. The site is surrounded by a simple clay wall and houses two mausoleums and numerous graves. Seven sultans and 62 family members are buried in them.To the beginnings of the city
Visitors to the Museum Marrakesh are taken back to the year 1009 and can experience the interesting history of the metropolis. Several exhibition rooms contain valuable exhibits such as archaeological and ethnographic objects, precious documents and contemporary works of art.