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In Marrakech

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I can also stay in chalets which are usually on the outskirts of the city and offer all services. Once installed, there are plenty of things you can discover in the city. The most animated Jemaa El Fna is an attraction in itself, with its snake charmers, acrobats and musicians and their all kinds of artists and animators, as well as many places to eat and drink. Just off the square you can not miss a visit to the souks, the largest traditional market in Morocco. There you can find anything that you may be looking and you can admire the skill and technique of the art and craft items that are manufactured there. You must know that most prices in the markets are not fixed, which means that if you want to buy something, you have to haggle, and haggle hard! In the medina you can also visit some of the most interesting architectural monuments of the country, from the stunning sixteenth-century necropolis of kings Saadians or madrasa, or Koranic school Ben Youssef, to the imposing Palace of the Bay and Bai, without forgetting the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque and the fascinating and picturesque Jewish quarter of the Mellah. But I think the mere fact of wandering around the medina, watching the craft and antiques in the many posts and enjoy the mysterious and exotic atmosphere is itself an experience. The culture of Marrakech is a Muslim, but also find Jewish synagogues and Christian churches.

Muslims in Marrakech, Morocco and general, are usually very mild and very tolerant and are known, rightly, for their hospitality and generosity. In Marrakech in particular people are accustomed to receiving visitors from all countries, cultures and religions. Also, if you alejais a little more touristy areas, sure you’ll find yourself with some traditional ceremony or a wedding, with its rhythmic and joyful music. Marrakech is a real gem and a place full of exoticism and magic, as well as being right on the doorstep of Europe. The are very cheap, making the city into a tourist attraction even more. For your accommodation, I recommend a typical escojais and surely will have an unforgettable stay in this city that I’m in love.

Written by Minna

December 18th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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