Marrakech City Tour
The Red City’s delights and joys Marrakech city tour may be discovered in the presence of your personal guide on our Exclusive City Tour of Marrakech. Our Marrakech city sightseeing tour starts with a look at the lesser-known aspects of the famous Koutoubia Mosque before moving on to the Saadian Tombs, which are decorated in a Moorish style. Before we captivate you with the splendor of Ben Youssef Medersa, we process to the magnificent masterpiece of The Elegant Bahia Palace.
The name of the city of Marrakesh
The city of Marrakech is located in Morocco and is considered the first imperial city in the history of Morocco, and the most important city among the cities of the central part of it. of God), also called the red city, in reference to the predominant color of its buildings, and its mud-built walls, and is also characterized by many palm trees that surround it.
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- 4 Hours is the duration of the trip.
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- Jamaa Elfna Square Post Office is the meeting location.
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History of the city of Marrakesh
Throughout its long history, the city of Marrakesh has gone through many important historical events, the presence of which 5 major dynasties contributed to, and the following is a detail of that:
Marrakesh during the rule of the Almoravids
It was founded by the first Almoravid ruler, Yusuf bin Tashfin, in the year 1062 AD. During this period, palm cultivation began, the construction of many mosques, and Quran teaching houses, along with the walls that were built to fortify the city and protect it from invasions. Thus, Marrakesh became the capital of the state and an important cultural, commercial, and religious center in it and you will learn more history on this City Tours in Marrakech.
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- Morning 9:00 a.m.
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Marrakesh during the rule of the Almohads
In 1147 AD, the Almohads besieged this city for several months, and demolished a number of its buildings, then built many palaces and religious buildings in it, including the mosque of Koutoubia, and Marrakesh remained under The Almohads ruled until the end of the thirteenth century AD.
Marrakesh during the rule of the Marinids and Saadians
Then it was ruled by the Merinids, during whose reign the capital of the country moved to the city of Fez, and in the early sixteenth century the Saadian ruled the country. At the hands of Ahmed Al-Mansour, along with many other shrines. This tour is THE 10 BEST Marrakech City Tours.
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Marrakesh during the rule of the Alawites
After that, this city was ruled by the Alaouites, who restored its walls and built many mosques there. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Marrakesh became under French protection, which ended in 1956 when the country gained its independence.
Geography of Marrakesh
The following is a brief about the geography of Marrakesh:
Location and space
The city of Marrakesh, located in the Kingdom of Morocco, has a strategic geographical location, as it is an intersection point for many major roads, and the meeting point of the northern part of Morocco, with the southern part of it. Marrakesh is located on the northern side of the Atlas Mountains.
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On the southern side of the Tennsift River, in the central part of the Haouz Plain, specifically in the Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz region, It is also about 327 km away from the state capital, as it is located in the southwestern side of it. Marrakech guided city tour will give you free time to explore the Jemaa el Fna square by yourself.
Marrakesh has located astronomically at the intersection of latitude 31.63 degrees, longitude -8.00 degrees, and ranks fourth among the cities of the Kingdom of Morocco in terms of geographical area, after Casablanca, Fez (French: Fès), and Tangier. Its area is estimated at about 230 km2, and this city is about 457 m above sea level.
The city of Marrakesh has a warm climate throughout the year, so the relatively dry climate is the prevailing climate in it, but despite the high temperatures that the city may witness, it is not considered a barren land, because it is located on the slopes of the Atlas Mountains, and the average monthly rainfall reaches In Marrakesh, it reaches about 4 mm during the hottest months, and about 31 mm during the wettest period, which extends between two months; January and April, and the following is a simple explanation of the weather in Marrakesh in each season of the year.
It is characterized by warm weather in general, as the average temperature in the month of April reaches 25 degrees Celsius, while it rises to 28 degrees Celsius during the month of May, and the average monthly rainfall; March and April 31 mm, while decreasing to 11 mm in May.
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It is characterized by hot, dry weather in general, and the temperature is highest during the month; July and August, when it reaches 37 degrees Celsius, and rainfall rates are low in the period between two months; June and August, with the lowest percentage in August at a rate of 2 mm, which is considered the driest month in Marrakesh throughout the year, and humidity reaches its lowest level in July, at 44%.
It is one of the most suitable seasons to visit Marrakesh, and is characterized by the cold weather during the months; October, November, and the hottest month of September. The average temperature during September reaches 31 degrees Celsius, while it decreases during the month of November to reach 22 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall is 13 mm during September, and 27 mm during november.
It is characterized by cold weather, and the temperature is at its lowest during January, reaching 18 degrees Celsius, while it rises slightly in November to range around 22 degrees Celsius, and the average rainfall in January is 31 mm.
Demographics of the city of Marrakesh
The population of the city of Marrakesh is approximately 988,968 people, and the population growth rate is estimated at 1.31%, according to the statistics of 2019, and given the ethnic composition of the population, the Berbers constitute the largest proportion among the ethnic groups in the country. is also possible to book a private Marrakech city tour.
As for the languages spoken, Arabic is the official language of the country, in addition to the Berber language, and English is used in coastal areas, while French is taught since the early educational stages, but it is considered an unofficial language, and it is worth noting that the language does not constitute an obstacle for visitors This city, as most of the population has the ability to speak three or four languages, and in terms of religion, Islam is the official state religion, and the majority of Marrakesh residents embrace it, and therefore it greatly affects the cultural aspect of the city.
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Education in the city of Marrakesh
The foundations of education in the city of Marrakesh are based on the French system, and the city provides a free and compulsory education system for everyone from the age of seven to thirteen, and children can join the educational process from the age of four, as students must pass an elementary school certificate (in French: Certificate d’études). primaires) successfully, so that they can later enroll in middle schools, and statistics studies indicate that the literacy rate in Morocco has reached about 50% of the total population of the state, as males outnumber females in that.
The economy of the city of Marrakesh
The city of Marrakesh contributes greatly to the economy of Morocco, as it has a strong economy based mainly on the tourism sector, as the number of visitors to the city annually reaches more than two million tourists, and it is worth noting that the development of the road network that connects Marrakesh, and each of: the airport, The city of Agadir and Casablanca have played an important role in supporting this sector, thus attracting large numbers of investors.
In addition, Marrakesh is characterized by the low prices of residential real estate in it, which contributed to attracting many people to move and settle there, causing a comprehensive urban renaissance. It is worth noting that the caravans of the gold and salt trade have contributed to the growth of the economy of this city significantly in the past.
The most prominent sights in Marrakesh
The city of Marrakesh depends in its growth and development on the tourism sector greatly, as it was able to attract many tourists to it about a thousand years ago, and the following are some of the most important places and tourist attractions in Marrakesh :
The Medina is located in the central part of Marrakesh and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is characterized by winding alleys, squares, and crowded markets. It is also famous for its palaces and unique mosques that reflect the nobility of history and civilization.
Djemaa El Fna Square
The lively Jemaa el-Fnaa Square (in English: Jemaa el-Fnaa) is the center of the city of Marrakesh and the main square in the Medina district. It includes many talents, and different cultures, in addition to street vendors, kiosks, and shops specializing in the sale of various products and merchandise.
This picturesque Anima Garden is located 45 minutes from the city and is a suitable place for relaxation and picnics, as it is characterized by the presence of many amazing landscapes, paths shaded by trees, in addition to some artworks belonging to major artists, such as Rodin (English: Rodin), (English: Picasso), and Keith Haring (English: Keith Haring).
Markets and palaces
The following are the most important markets and palaces in Marrakesh:
- Spice souks and artisanal markets, located in the Medina district, include several markets, such as: spice markets, pottery, weaving, and handmade clothes, in addition to shops of craft tools, shoes, tiles, and others.
- The Bahia and Badii Palaces: These magnificent palaces are distinguished by unique architectural elements, and reflect the history of the royal family of the State of Morocco.
Culture and Art in Marrakesh
The Marrakesh city community system is characterized by many social values, rich heritage, and renewed culture through the ages, and the following is a detail of that:
- Marrakesh is a city of art, and this is shown through:
- It included many art galleries that contain works by great artists, painters, and sculptors.
- Various festivals are held, such as the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Folklore Festival.
- Literary cafés provide an atmosphere suitable for reading.
- As for the traditional food in this city, Tangia is its most important characteristic dish.
Later, we take a stroll around the medina’s vibrant souks, which showcase the craftsmanship of local Marrakchi craftsmen and their culture. Finally, we finish the day at the busy Jemaa El Fna Square, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. This tour is available daily for 2 people minimum and maximum group of 16. if you wanna go private please make a notice on the reservation.