Jemaa El Fna
A multifaceted scene known for its shows and the cosmopolitan character of the crowds that frequent it, this place offers very varied atmospheres: snake charmers, acrobats, musicians, theater actors, doctors and aspiring astronomers…. This cultural space, and place of mixing and exchange was awarded in 2015 the title of the best monument in Africa thanks to the votes of millions of Internet users of the TripAdvisor site.
The Marrakech mellah was built in 1558, during the reign of the Saadian sovereign Moulay Abdallah with two entrance doors. You will discover the spice souk with its varied colors and scents, the jewelry souk with an auction at 16 p.m., the fabric souk with all kinds of fabrics. A historic atmosphere recounted by the old wooden buildings, the tinsmiths' place where the craftsmen produce atypical objects in tinplate, and especially the two synagogues Neguidim and Alazma. The culture and the Jewish imprints are intact, a warm atmosphere, to discover in the shops.
Pierced by the imposing Bab Agnaou Gate, the Kasbah district pays homage to the Saadian dynasty, which marked the city from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, through the presence of tombs. Also close to the Kasbah Mosque, the El Badii Palace preserves the vestiges of the Saadian influence.
The European city which begins to dispute with the Medina its quality of urban inheritance, it does not constitute for as much a historical heritage in the same way as the medina.
Guéliz, the economic heart of Marrakech, hosts most of the headquarters of institutions and companies. Today, it is also emblematic of cultural life, with the Palais des Congrès, the Royal Theater and a few cultural institutes.
In addition, Guéliz is a place conducive to relaxation with its large café terraces and its many shops.
This district generally associated with the guéliz, it knew an emigration of the tourist function along the avenue Mohammed VI, This avenue lined with greenery was recently extended until joining the ramparts of Agdal. The Hivernage arises from the construction of the first casino and the few built hotels which allow, by these facilities, the tourist emergence in the city in the Thirties. This residential district shelters nowadays many sumptuous private residences and regroups most major hotels in Marrakech, luxury restaurants and festive places.
Marrakech is also famous for its hundreds of palm trees erected to the north of the city (the city of palm groves); it is 13 thousand Hectares and has about 150 thousand palm trees. This natural space located at the gates of the city is conducive to escape: family outings or golfing pleasures, we also find in this district large hotels, a museum as well as sumptuous private villas.