The Red City Marrakesh is a famous Moroccan city which contains a variety of tourist attractions that compel tourists from all over the world to come and visit. Marrakesh has witnessed an increase in tourism since the highways from Marrakesh to Casablanca, Agadir and the local airport have improved, leading to attracting over two million tourists annually. King Mohammed VI has announced his intention to attract 20 million tourists a year to Morocco by 2020 because tourism is beneficial for the economy of Morocco. It possesses a lot of historical landmarks like Tombs of the great sultans, buildings, and gardens with artistic designs, mosques and palaces, which reflect the cultural heritage of Marrakesh, as well as famous Islamic attractions. In addition, it contains markets that offer you all the goods you need, and a lot of international events and festival are held in Marrakesh to ensure your enjoyment.
In Marrakesh, the popular destination for tourists is Jemaa el-Fnaa which is the main square and market place, where you can enjoy the performance of storytellers and musicians and do shopping. You can also visit Marrakesh Souk where you can do the shopping and choose from different products at different prices like clothes, furniture, and other supplies. If you like enjoying nature, you need to visit Jardin Majorelle. It is a well-designed garden that reflects the beauty of the green nature and contains a number of unique plants which have been collected from different continents such as Cactus, palm and ferns. It is named after the French artist Jacques Majorelle. You will also find Menara gardens which are located to the west of Marrakesh, near the Atlas Mountains and are considered an escape for citizens from stress. It was built by Almohad Caliphate ruler at the end of the 12th century as a place for farming. Marrakesh also possesses some religious tourist attractions like Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh, with a 70 meters high minaret tower. The Mosque is famous for its ancient architectural art. There is also the Bahia Palace which was built in the 12th century. It is a palace, which contains royal suits and halls, with a set of gardens. Its Moroccan architectural art and the art of carving on wood have established it as a famous tourist attraction. If you wish to have a pure healthy skin, you need to visit Hammam De La Rose where you can find all the skin care products including the Black soap which is made of olives.
You will also find Saadian Tombs, one of the famous landmarks in Marrakesh, with a history that traces back to the time of the Saadian dynasty sultan Ahmad Al-Mansur. The civilization of Marrakesh is reflected in its tourist attractions like El Badi Palace which is famous for its unique decorations and carvings. It has been the residence of a lot of rulers like the ruler Ahmad Al-Mansur. If you wish to have some fun, you have to visit the Oasiria Water Park. It offers a lot of different entertaining activities in the water. You will also find Imlil village in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco from where you can go on exploration trips to Toubkal National Park and where you can stay in special hotels. There is also al-Mallah, a Jewish district, which contains tombs of Jewish families and a group of Jewish temples visited by Jewish and Arabic tourists. Try not to forget visiting the Museum of Marrakesh which possesses a unique collection of ceramic and textile crafts, Quranic verses and pottery.
There are extraordinary events which take place in Marrakesh such as Marrakesh Marathon. It is an annual running Marathon that is held in winter and attracts over eight thousand athletic from all over the world to compete in a marathon around the walls of the city. In addition, there is a half marathon for children who compete to finish a distance of 21 kilometers. This Marathon was started in the year 1987 A.D. and was organized by Atlas Organization. You will also find the Biennial Festival which is held every two years. It is a contemporary art exhibition which displays different kinds of art like the art of Cinema, literature, and music with the presence of famous artists who discuss controversial topics. If you are an adventurer who enjoys speed, you need to attend the FIA World Touring Car Championship Race of Morocco held for 3 days in which hundreds of different kinds of cars compete. There is also Marrakesh International Comedy Festival which is created by a comedian French artist with Moroccan origins, and it takes place in the month of June every year. You can also attend the Ramadan festival which is held in the month of Ramadan to enjoy the colors and joy of preparations for celebrating this month.
Get ready to visit Marrakesh and enjoy all its tourist attractions and attend its interesting festivals. It is an adventure you do not need to miss because Marrakesh is worth visiting.