TOURS FROM MARRAKECH
Tours From Marrakech A large selection of Marrakech Tours and multiday Trips you can book with WomenBestTravel, All our Turs are in small and private groups to offer the most authentic and unique experiences from exploring the hight Atlas Mountains, their scenic views and magical landscapes, The Sahara Desert And much More ….
Marrakech Guide, The red city is the most popular city in Morocco and the most visited. Yves Saint Laurent once said: “A visit to Marrakech was a great shock to me. This city taught me color”.
History Of Marrakech
Marrakech was founded in 1062 by Yusuf ibn Tashfin and his wife zeineb, he was the leader of the Moroccan Almoravid empire, Marrakech became the capital of the Almoravid dominion under his watch the city grow, houses and mosques were established.
In 1147 the city was captured by the Almohads, a religious movement from the High Atlas which spraweld through Spain and Africa, during this period the dinasty made many major construction from the fortifiled walls of the kasbahs surrounding the city to the beautifull gardens and the koutoubia mosque that is still the untill now the largest mosque in Marrakech.
In the middle of the 13th century a new dynastie took over the red city ,the Merenids that took Fez as a capital and Marrakech was forgotten at this period of time. And 1522 The Saadians took over Morocco, declaring Marrakech the capital in 1551 And began to restore it and built theAl Bedi Palace, At this period Marrakech grew and became the most influential city in the whole of Morocco.
In 1669 the Allaouite dynastie also known as The Sharifs that are descendents of the Prophet Muhammed’s cousin Ali and his daughter Fatima ( The curent royal familly) Captured Morocco and moved the capital back to Fez.
Marrakech, today, is an important provincial city. combining the history and traditions that you can see in the old town “the medina” and the new town showing European influence that the French occupation brought.