Marrakesh, also known as the “Pearl of the South” or the “Red Town” was founded between 1070 and 1072 by the Almoravid dynasty (1056-1147) and for a long time it was an important political, economic and cultural centre of the Western Muslim world, spreading its influence over North Africa and Andalusia.
Imposing monuments testify to this golden age: the Koutoubia Mosque, the Kasbah, the massive walls of he city with its monumental gates and its luxuriant gardens.
Later the town acquired more wonders such as the imposing El Badi Palace, the splendid Madrasa of Ben Youssef, the Saadian tombs and several sumptuous private palaces.
The large Jemaa el Fna Square is a vibrant open-air theatre for fortune-tellers, snake charmers, monkey trainers, street singers and artists. The Square is the meeting point for the Marrakchi and a source of wonder for the thousands of people who come to visit it each day.
Let yourselves wander in the labyrinth of the small alleys to discover the picturesque souks where you can still find craftsmen such as weavers, vase makers, tanners and blacksmiths at work.
Both the Medina and the Jemaa el Fna Square are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.