MARRAKECH EXPLORING THE OLD CITY OF MEDINAMarrakech Morocco is somewhere I have always wanted to visit having African heritage its somewhere that is so. This road is also the main shopping street in Gueliz.
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Marrakech old city. Within the historical city the Medina a twisted maze of intertwining passageways is a whirlwind of modern trade in a medieval setting. Which is now part of Polo Club de la Palmarie. Marrakech is the second largest city of Morocco and is known as the Red City.
The medina old city is connected to the new city area of Gueliz by the main road called Avenue Mohamed V. The medina is Marrakechs old city. Marrakech is also famous for its beautiful riads guesthouses often converted from family homes and youll find amazing little boutique riads dotting winding streets all over the city.
Until just over 100 years ago the whole city lived within these walls. We will be walking inside and through the Medinas narrow alleyways and landmarks such as Koutoubia Mosque Bab Agnaou Jamaa Elfna Square etc. The fourth largest city in Morocco Marrakech is a true out-of-the-ordinary getaway combining old historic atmosphere with a lively sights of today.
It is easy to walk from one end to the other however most of the main places of interest are inside the medina. In 1982 UNESCO declared the old town area of Marrakech a UNESCO World Heritage Site raising international awareness of the cultural heritage of the city. 152 153 The palace was carefully restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and converted into a museum in 1997.
This 1000-year-old city is home to a thriving medina amazing shopping and some of the most gorgeous architecture youll find anywhere in the world. But here in the sweaty and smelly heart of Marrakechs medina old town is one of the highlights of any visit to the city. It is about exploring the secrets of Marrakech old city best sights and local life.
The medina quarter of Marrakech a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises a medieval walled city dating back hundreds of years to the days of Berber Empire whose mazelike alleys are still densely packed with vendors and stalls luring buyers. In the 1980s Patrick Guerand-Hermes purchased the 30-acre Ain el Quassimou built by the Tolstoy family. The Marrakech Museum housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace in the old city centre was built at the beginning of the 20th century by Mehdi Menebhi.
Much of it may cater towards the tourists but overall the authenticity has not been lost. It is the major economic center and has several upcoming industries and markets. Its enclosed by 19-kilometers of pink walls built around 1122.
F ounded almost a thousand years ago Marrakech is one of the great cities of the Maghreb. From above the Marrakech medina resembles a human honeycomb. Marrakech MedinaIt is truly a colorful city of entertainment and is called the one of the pearls of morocco.
Somehow this bursting-at-the-seams city exists on the edge of the Sahara Desert its pink pise rammed. A place where scents and stenches will entice and startle you at will. It has about 800000 inhabitants and most of the houses are colored read.