When it comes to choose the right destination for your holidays, it can take you a lot of time to choose the right one. You may have all different countrys in your notes but you are not sure which one to pick. Are you a traveller ? Is Morocco already in your wishlist ? if not you may have to think about it. This country is the door to Africa, located in the North and offers for individuals high quality accommodation as well as different beautiful landscapes.
Thanks to internet you can get today a full free guide to this fabulous country, beside, seeing some amazing images or even a virtual walk through the cities.
When you choose this country as your next adventure travel, now you have to search about the things to do and to see. Keep in mind the preparation and the way of travelling can make big difference. What ever you choose do not miss Marrakech.
Marrakech is one of the beautiful cities of Morocco. The city seems more popular by new visitor of Morocco than the capital. Marrakech is called “the red city” because of all the houses are painted red.
Jemaa El-Fna Square
In 1062, the city was founded by Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of the Almoravids. Marrakech is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, together with the historical cities of Fez, Meknes and Rabat. The city is situated on the fertile Tensift-El Haouz, at the foot of the High Atlas, about 327 km from Rabat and 246 km from Agadir.
Its Medina is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985. In the heart of the city lies the most busy square in Africa called Jemaa el-Fna. Jemaa el-Fnaa is a square in het middle of the city. The square was built during the reign of Almoravid during the fifth century. In 2001 Jemaa el-Fna was added to the list of world heritage site by UNESCO.
During the day it is occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers with traditional clothing, snake charmers, story tellers and musicians. In the evening foodstalls take over the square. Around the square are restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a mint tea. Here you walk through small busy streets with colourful shops. About 5 min walk lies the Koutoubia Mosque with its high minaret ( 77m) which can be seen from around the city.
Jemaa el-Fna attract each year thousands of tourist around the globe. The best time to visit this fabulous square is in the afternoon at 15 o’clock as most activities begins and you don’t need a guide to visit it. By “Chez Hassaan” you can enjoy typical Moroccan food served with bread and mint tea.
According to TripAdvisor, Marrakech is one of the best cities chosen by travellers in 2015. So, if you are looking for a wonderfull destination for your holidays the city will be a great choice.