Marrakech is historical city known by it’s culture and tradition. With Moroccan contrast your official guide, we will do a big city sightseeing tour in Marrakech to visit monuments, souks, gardens, famous attractions, also museums to discover the secrets of the old and mysterious of Marrakech city.


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  • BAG MARKET Marrakesh
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Facts and Points of interest about Marrakesh

Marrakech was founded in 1062 by the Almoravid dynasty from the Sahara. It quickly became the region’s major urban settlement and extensive orchards and market gardens were made possible due to an elaborate water transport system

In 1147 the Almohads took over Marrakech and razed it to the ground. The death of their leader, Ya’qub al Mansour in the 12th century caused the city to decline and be neglected as Fes was preferred as their principal city

In 1524 the Saadiens rebuilt the Ben Youssef mosque and it became an important trading post due to its location between the Sahara and the Atlantic

From 1898 until independence, Marrakech was the nerve centre of Southern Morocco, ruled practically as a personal fiefdom by the Glaoui family from the Central High Atlas. The French took control of Marrakech in 1912. They added more to Marrakech through the building of the Ville Nouvelle called Gueliz, an area of wide streets with sweeping trees, jacarandas and elegant houses

In recent years Marrakech has grown considerably and poor country people are still drawn to Marrakech due to stories of riches to be had. The Brigade Touristique has reduced the hassling of tourists and tourism has grown as a result

Marrakech is famous for its date plantations. The most famous being La Palmerie. Legend has it that after eating dates brought back from the Sahara, the soldiers of the 11th century Almohad Sultan Youssef ben-Tachfine spat out the stones around their encampment. These stones when germinated led to the creation of La Palmerie. This incredible palm grove a few km outside Marrakech is, sadly, under threat from developers

Another specialty of Marrakech is Tangia. This dish is named after the receptacle that cooks it and is a favourite of single men as it requires little preparation and does not require a stove. Lamb or beef cubes are placed in the Tangia with vegetables, spices and water. This is then wrapped up with parchment and string and taken to the local communal baker where it is placed in the charcoal embers for 8 to 12 hours

Marrakech (Morocco’s third largest city) is clearly divided into the large historic city, the medina and the Ville Nouvelle, Gueliz. The focal point of the medina (in fact the whole city) is the Place Djemaa el-Fna which is adjacent to the most important souqs. The medina is magic for strolling and observing Moroccan life. It is also home to sites such as the Sidi Ben Youssef Mosque and the museum of Marrakech