Recently I’ve been working with the newly launched startup Travelcheck, contributing content to their fabulous website, my latest article featuring the Magic of Marrakech. They’ve now offered a PROMO CODE that my readers can use to get a reduced rate on your international and domesitc flights.
Marrakech. Morocco – from the blog
Located in western Morocco, the former Imperial city is a major economic hub and home to mosques, palaces and expansive gardens. Dating back to the Berber Empire, with thriving souks selling traditional textiles, handcrafted pottery and intricate jewellery. Surrounded by a vast palm grove, Marrakech is fondly known as the ‘red city’ because of its buildings and ramparts constructed using red earth from the surrounding desert.
The Jemaa el-Fnaa square in Marrakesh’s medina quarter is the heart of the city, drawing hordes of both locals and tourists. By day snake-charmers, story-tellers and traditional dancers entertain, while by evening hundreds of outdoor restaurants pop up for trade.
The symbol of the city and visible for miles is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. As local ordinance forbids any other building in the Medina from being taller than a palm tree, the Koutoubia Mosque towers over the city. Non-Muslims may not enter but you are welcome to walk around the exterior and enjoy the gardens.
Possibly one of the most visited sites in Marrakech, the Jardin Marjorelle is a two-and-a-half-acre artist’s landscape garden that was created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over a period of forty years. Acquired by him in 1923, it features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé went on to buy the Jardin Majorelle in 1980, saving it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. They decided to live in the Villa Bou Saf Saf, which they renamed Villa Oasis and undertook the restoration of the garden in the vision of Jacques Majorelle.
Next to it is the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, which houses many of his designs, accessories, sketches and a collection of photos taken during his long and inspired career, as well as the story of his connection with this city he loved.
Visit the Bahia Palace, a set of gardens built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means brilliance. Also the Menara botanical gardens located to the west of Marrakech, near the Atlas Mountains. They were established in the 12th century by the Almohad Caliphate ruler Abd al-Mu’min and the name derives from the pavilion with its small green pyramid-shaped roof, meaning lighthouse …
Read the full story The Magic of Marrakech.
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