The Marrakech-Safi region is located in the west center of the Kingdom.
It stretches from the borders of the Atlantic Ocean with Essaouira to the south with the High Atlas, the highest barrier of North Africa, near the desert.
Imperial city, capital of southern Morocco and tourist pearl of the Kingdom, Marrakech in the center of the region is one of the main cities of Morocco with more than 1.5 million inhabitants.
Marrakech, also called the red city is the fourth largest city of the Kingdom after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier with 928 850 inhabitants in 2014, it remains the tourist capital of the country. More than a city, Marrakech is a pearl polished by the history and taste of hospitality, knowing how to welcome its guests with open arms for centuries.
The city is subdivided into two distinct parts: the new (or modern) city, there are numerous hotel complexes, luxury boutiques, banks, tea rooms and coffee terraces and the Medina or historic city (ten kilometers wide), It is easy to imagine the caravans loaded with goods, tools and handicrafts. The Souks offer everything the traveler expects: colors, atmospheres, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces.
Marrakech is famous all over the world for its palm grove and minaret, this city is a true live show where locals and folklore are skillfully staged in a medieval setting. An impressive cultural heritage with many monuments and museums of quality. It’s just Magic!
Its economy is mainly based on tourism, commerce and crafts. The hotel infrastructure has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is now moving towards luxury tourism.
Also known by the Jemaa El Fna Square, the flagship town of Almoravides was founded around 1070, it is also known by its major events and festivities such as: Festival of popular arts of Marrakech, Marrakech International Film Festival, Arts in Marrakech, Festival Samaa of sacred music, contemporary dance festival, Sun festival: national festival of youth and music.
Marrakech has indeed become one of the favorite destinations for celebrities who love its very well preserved charm that knows how to combine luxury, refinement and authenticity. The city was thus described as “dream of the thousand-and-one nights” by Arielle Dombasle. Marrakech then became a place renowned for its culture, its arts, its traditions and its architectural heritage which gradually attracts a larger number of renowned artists.
From Marrakech, it is easy to make a few trips that will give you a different overview of Morocco. Whether on the Atlantic coast or on the mountain, you will be surprised by the diversity of landscapes crossed, sometimes arid, sometimes lush and the wealth of opportunities for activities.