Exploring the Historical sites of Marrakech
The city of Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco, but is also known to be the most important of the four imperial cities. Marrakech is full of culture and history with many historical sites to go and see in the city. It has parts of old historical culture but also has the new and modern part of the city as well. Once you’ve arrived, there are many places you can go and see to learn more about the history of Marrakech. So if this article tweaks your interest, you can book a holiday away today and fly to this amazing destination to visit these historical sites.
The El-Badi palace was built by the Saadian king, Ahmad Al Mansur in 1578. This is seen to be one of the best historic sites in all of Marrakech, making it one of the most visited historic sites in this great city. The palace was home to 360 different rooms all decorated with marble and gold all imported from Sudan. It is decorated in fabulous detail from the floors to the ceilings and is one of the best places for photo opportunities in Marrakech.
The Agdal Gardens spread across 3 Km of the city covered in various different trees such as fig, pomegranate, orange, and lemon trees all in their own rectangle plots. The walkways through the gardens are designated alongside olive trees. In1985 the gardens were listed a World heritage site by UNESCO. The gardens were created in the 12th century as an orchard by Abd Al-Mu’min during the Almohad dynasty. The water that the gardens feed off comes straight from the Atlas Mountains a few miles away via underground channels and ditches. This is a must see for anyone visiting the area.
Jemaa el Fna
The Jemaa el Fna is seen to be the most famous place in Marrakech. This is a square placed in the heart of the medina (the old city). The square is covered with many cafes and is often seen as a big open eatery with many stalls and terraces. The square is also home to various different entertainments in the day and in the evening, with such things asfortune tellers, snake tamers, and orange sellers. The square was renovated with much of the city after the falling of the Almohads in 1147. The people of Marrakech fought against the renewal of the square, due to development pressures, as they were trying to protect their rich culture and many historic traditions. So it was named as a world heritage site and is now protected by the UNESCO.
Marrakech still keeps its history andsharesits culture with other travelling tourists from around the world. The people of Marrakech have kept the historic traditions and historic sites as best as they can and will keep fighting for it for many years to come. Found hundreds of years ago, the city will let you travel through the past and live through all the history by visiting its many mosques, tombs, gardens.