Marrakech is a city without a sense of direction.
City planning and linear logic fell by the wayside here, instead, the city stretches out like a series of labyrinths with donkeys in the cages, snake charmers at every corner and wheelbarrows packed with sweets. The city has hardly changed since the Middle Ages still harking back to that caravan trading post once thriving on olive crops, but today it is tourists that provide the city with a financial liferope; the last come for an exotic rest.
If you are searching for a destination to test your nerve that is Marrakech – a city intoxicated with its own exotica. You can stay there with all comforts if you consult Booked.net to book cheap hotel in Marrakech or one packed with luxuries. You can find them all with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.
Tourists are no surprise to Marrakech and locals, but business. It is a destination to end up buying something you have never wanted. How? For example, there can appear a kind boy telling you that helps to find your way without pay, and mysteriously at the road appears the store of his brother offering you ''just to look, no buy''.
A needless buy is the only danger waiting for you in Marrakech. Actually, it reminds a city from exotic tale released by Hollywood during the war years – ''Arabian nights''. It is still that city with carnival environment, a bit disturbed by pressure of modern tendencies like luxury villas, banks and cars that compete with the camel-drawn carriages known as caleches. These are for hire and can complete your tour of the city. Attractions include;
- Djemaa El-Fna is the highlight of any Marrakech night because of musicians, dancers, and story tellers at this square
- Saadian Tombs, this significant place was discovered only in the beginning of the 20th century
- Majorelle Gardens, a place to take it easy in green area
Even more there is to add to this list of Marrakech landmarks – ''Eiffel Tower''. No… it is not in Paris, but right besides Djemaa El-Fna - Koutoubia Mosque – a counterpart of the Eiffel Tower in Marrakech.
Unlike romantic Paris, Marrakech is a city shaped from the red mud of its plains by Youssef bin Tachfine of the Almoravid dynasty. On his initiative came architects and craftsmen from Cordoba to build palaces and a subterranean water system in Marrakech. Since then, among the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas Mountains has been looming ''Red City'' or just Marrakech.
Named by some as ''The land of Gods'', Marrakech always has been a kind of muse for those talented and looking for inspiration there. That is what Yves Saint Laurent, the greatest figure in French fashion came for, while later his partner Berge would say: ''…one day I will join you under the Moroccan palms''.
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