Marrakech Medina
Morocco, Marrakech

Marrakech Medina is the old part of the city of Marrakech, built during the Arab rule in northern Africa. The city was founded between 1062 and 1072 in the southwestern part of Morocco, in the region of the Atlas Mountains, which extend over 2,400 kilometers. The city has long been the cultural, economic and political center of the entire western part of the Muslim world - from North Africa to Andalusia. Many religious schools were built in Medina Marrakesh - madrassas and mosques that profess Andalusian influence. Many of the buildings were built of red sandstone, which gave the city the name "Red City" or "Okr City". Over time, the city grew and established itself as the cultural, economic and commercial center of sub-Saharan Africa. Since the 17th century, the city has become a place of pilgrimage, as seven saints were buried here. As in many Moroccan cities in Marrakech, the old part of the city borders on modern quarters. Marrakech Medina has many interesting and wonderful monuments that date back to the period of Arab rule. Among them are Bahia Palace, Jamaa Palace, the Royal Palace, Al-Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Mosque, Mouassin Mosque, Ben Youssef Madrassah, Saadi Tombs, Tombs of the Seven Saints, other tombs, palaces and riads, Kasbah, fortress walls, front gates, picturesque gardens and other attractions. The famous Gemma El Fna Square is a real open-air theater. In the old center is a traditional market square, which is one of the largest and busiest squares in Africa. The huge market consists of 18 bazaars, which sell from traditional Berber carpets to modern electronics, as well as a wide variety of handicraft products that residents offer to tourists. Marrakech Medina is currently one of the most interesting places in Africa and is a major tourist center.

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Marrakesh Museum (Mehdi Mnebhi Palace)
Marrakesh Museum (Mehdi Mnebhi Palace)
Majorelle Garden
Majorelle Garden
Art Gallery Matisse
Art Gallery Matisse
Dar Si Said Museum
Dar Si Said Museum
Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque
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