FIRST VISIT IN MARRAKECH

For your first visit to Marrakech, follow the guide with its 5 most important cultural and historical sites. Welcome to the South Pearl!

N°1) PLACE JEMÂA EL-FNA

Located in the heart of Marrakech, the Jemaa el - Fna square has a turbulent past as she once served as a place of public executions. Where his name meaning "meeting of the dead.
Today, it has become a gathering place, shows and trade. Here, you will attend the plays performed in open air, to demonstrations of snake charmers at the top of their game and those of experienced acrobats somersaults and human pyramids. The music of the gnaouas completes this atmosphere both friendly and welcoming of a multicultural city.
At sunset, storytellers take the public to the world of fairy tales, stories and Arab legends. Astrologers and healers also have their place on the square Jemaa el - Fna, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

N°2) EL MOUASSINE MOSQUE

Impossible to not notice the imposing El Mouassine mosque during the visit to Marrakech. Built in the 12th century, this building illustrates the art of the Almohads. Integrating the complex "Mouassine", it houses a library, a hammam, a madrasah and a public fountain called 'Mouassine Fountain'.
Erected to 1562, it is no other than the largest fountain of Marrakech. Rectangular in shape, it measures 18, 10 m long and 4.70 m wide. The sumptuous décor, punctuated by several vaults and arcades makes a little architectural jewel.

N°3) MUSEUM OF MARRAKECH OMAR BENJELLOUN

Most important Museum of Marrakech, this property gathers a rich collection of objects showing the history of the Morocco. Archaeological, ethnographic and historical objects and a selection of items dedicated to contemporary art are on display.
You will have the opportunity to closely observe the Islamic currencies used for centuries. The collections of ceramics, pottery, jewelry and weapons are 200 objects dating from the 18th to the 20th century.

Real archive of the history of the Morocco, the Museum is exhibiting original historical documents including prints and calligraphy. These summarize the political and economic history of the major Moroccan cities from the 16th century.
Finally, through contemporary works exhibited in the Museum, you retracerez the history of art. The paintings and paintings of R' rack, Gharbaoui or n are absolutely admire!

N°4)THE BERBER AT THE MAJORELLE GARDEN ART MUSEUM

Former Museum of Islamic art in the District of Guéliz, Marrakech, the Berber Art Museum is located in the enclosure of the Majorelle garden. Occupying a surface of 200 m², this recognizable to its shimmering blue Museum is a work of the architect Christophe Martin. 
the establishment has a rich collection of objects Berbers. There are about 600 artworks dealing with various themes: daily, know-how, the trappings and trimmings.
Before or after a visit to the Museum, a romantic walk is needed in the lean-to botanical garden. Created in the 1930s by the french  Jacques Majorelle,the garden has several hundred different species.
Today these two sets belong to the Foundation Pierre Bergé/ Yves-Saint-Laurent.

N°5) THE MEDINA AND SOUKS

Marrakech is home to the largest Medina in the world, classified world heritage of UNESCO. In this maze of souks and spice merchants, costumes and bags, you'll struggle to choose between the models that appear to be more beautiful than the other. The scent of the spices you refreshed as soon as that you cross the first alleys.

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