Marrakesh city- Morocco

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

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Marrakech is also known as the city of luxury, thanks to its famous palaces, 5-star restaurants, luxury spas and hammams and charming riads (traditional houses) in the medina. Amongst others, there is the Mamounia and its enchanting gardens, the luxurious Royal Mansour hammam and the refined cuisine of Namaskar Palace.

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Berbers remain the largest ethnic group in Marrakech and the whole of Morocco. Arabic is the main language, with French second. Many people in the city speak a third or fourth language, including English.

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Marrakesh Food delicacy

Discover by the sights, scents, and flavors of beautiful Marrakech on a guided nighttime street food tour. Taste a wide variety of local delicacies like B’stilla, or Pastilla. B’stilla (or pastilla) is a traditional Moroccan dish that can be traced back to Fez. Tagine. You can’t visit Marrakech without sampling one of the most popular Moroccan dishes: tagine, Méchoui, Harira and Couscous.

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