Travel to Marrakesh, an oasis of beauty that will enchant travelers
Filled with history and culture, Marrakesh is a vibrant city of markets, mosques and palaces that defies its desert-like surroundings with its own individual color and vitality. One of the busiest cities in Africa, Marrakesh fully encourages and welcomes tourists from around the world and has seen plenty of hotel development over the past decade to keep up with the increasing tourism demand.
Located inland, Marrakesh doesn’t have the coast to interest visitors, but it does have ample other attractions. It’s the city’s wealth of culture and historic buildings and neighborhoods that most attracts tourists to visit Marrakesh, and the fact that large parts of the city have barely changed in centuries. Today Marrakesh provides not only a glimpse, but a full blown look into North Africa’s past, and into a way of life that continues for the Berber people right up to the present day.
Centuries of changing hands ended in Marrakesh being under French control in the early 20th century until the city’s independence was granted in 1956. Since then the city has become a major tourist destination, including as a mecca for hippies, rock stars, artists and actors in the 1960s and 1970s, leading to even more interest in this amazing city.
Today you should visit Marrakesh’s World Heritage Sites including its mind-blowing Medina as well as its souks, palaces, gardens, city walls, mosques, tombs and museums for a truly rewarding cultural vacation in this timeless Moroccan city.