Author: Bernard Pez . Source: flickr

Images of Morocco

In this category of articles, I will present you the different corners of my country (Morocco)

MARRAKECH


The famous historic square: Jemaa Laffna (Author: Lviatour . Source: commons.wikimedia)
Handicraft merchants on Jemaa Laffna Square (Author: Jose Luis Garcia de los Salm . Source: flickr)

Marrakech (nicknamed « the red city »), is a city located in central Morocco at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains (4165 m).
Marrakech, founded in the year 1071, was the capital of Morocco during the 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It is now the third urban agglomeration of Morocco, with 1.3 million inhabitants.

The remaining of El Badi Palace, Built between 1578 and 1594 ( Author: Fati Zara Kh . Source: commons.wikimedia )
One of the gates of the ancient city (Medina) (Author: puffin11k . Source: flickr)

The city is subject to a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, with an average annual precipitation of 400 mm, and temperatures that vary between + 5 ° / -2 ° in winter and + 25 ° / + 40 ° in summer.

Water seller, in the center of Marrakech (Author: •• FedericoLukkini •• . Source: flickr)
In the medina (ancient city) of Marrakech (Author: Dirk Houbrechts . Source: flickr)

The city is a luxury tourism destination, thanks to its medina, its very high-class hotels and residences, its social and folkloric atmosphere, and thanks to the beautiful natural regions that surround it especially (It is the starting point of many excursions, to the high Atlas mountains and to the desert of southern Morocco).

The High Atlas mountains, around Marrakech ( Author: ALOZADE Ahmed . All rights reserved )
I am in the Ourika valley around Marrakech. (Author: ALOZADE Ahmed. All rights reserved)



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9 Comments on “Images of Morocco : Marrakech

  1. Diese bunten Kostüme der Wasserverkäufer konnte ich auch in Casablanca bewundern !
    Ein aufregendes Land mit einer faszinierenden und grossen Kultur !

    G. l. G. Jochen

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