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  • Jamaa el Fna square
  • A narrow street in Marrakech's medina
  • Colourful spices at a market in Marrakesh
  • Marrakech rampart
  • Theatre Royal
  • Traditional silver teapots make for an interesting photo opportunity on Morocco vacations.
  • The famous El Jemaa el Fna Square is perhaps the most visited place on all Marrakech tours.

One of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Marrakech is located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. A fashionable city with many ties to the past, there is much to see and experience in Marrakech.

Berber Almoravids founded the city in 1062 and in time, it became the capital of the Islamic Empire. This empire stretched from central Spain to West Africa and within it, Marrakech became a centre of religion, culture and trading. Up until 1867 Europeans were not permitted to enter the city without direct permission from the Sultan, however, this changed early in the 20th century when France made the whole of Morocco a protectorate. After the Second World War Marrakech became a popular tourist destination for those seeking an exotic experience.

Today Marrakech incorporates both modern neighbourhoods and an old fortified city, the Medina. The Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is an impressive example of a major Islamic capital of the Western Mediterranean as well as being a “living historic town”. The architecture and artwork found in the Medina are also remarkable. Jemaa el-Fna, a marketplace and one of the most famous squares in all of Africa is part of the World Heritage Site. Once a place of public executions, today it is a meeting place for different cultures as well as entertainment including snake charmers, acrobats and magicians.

 


 

Morocco Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco.

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!

 

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