The 5 Marrakesh Musts2016-10-26
The Medina, or old city, comprised of winding streets with local markets, and the new city, host to modern features, both share present day Marrakesh and demonstrate how its culture evolved. Maximize your Marrakesh adventure by embracing its heritage at these 5 destinations:
Experience Marrakesh as a local by visiting its main square and surrounding souks (markets) where you’ll find snake charmers, magicians, storytellers, dancers, local merchants, textiles, crafts, and foods.
The largest mosque in the city, Koutoubia holds much significance for its citizens. In order for the mosque to be seen from every point in the city no structure may be built over five stories.
French artist Jacques Majorelle’s master piece, the Majorelle Garden features magnificent landscapes and the Islamic Art Museum. Designer Yves Saint-Laurent purchased the garden and upon his death had his ashes scattered here.
Original Islamic and Moroccan architecture and designs permeate the palace. No longer in use, the Sultan constructed this truly beautiful palace to house his wives.
“One of the most beautiful places in the world,” according to Winston Churchill, La Mamounia’s palatial Arabic-Andalusian design and gardens demonstrate the expertise of Moroccan craftsmen. A work of art you must explore, be sure to dine on authentic Moroccan cuisine during your visit.
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Author: Max Bornstein
Based in Miami, Florida, Max Bornstein extensively explores the globe developing a wealth of cultural knowledge. He began traveling at a young age and has visited over fifty countries and sailed on over forty cruises. Currently, Max utilizes his Master of International Business as Realtor and simultaneously writes about his travels.
“Marrakech taught me color.” – Yves Saint Laurent