Marrakech, also known as 'the red city', is one of the most historical cities of Morocco. The nickname of this city has been given because of the red sandstone that had been used (and still is used) to build various buildings and the red ramparts of Marrakech. The old Medina has always been a cultural, religious and trading center, with its Jemaa el-Fnaa as the busiest square of Africa. In 1985 the old town area is declared an Unesco World Heritage Site, raising international awareness of the cultural heritage of the city. The old town is full of Moorish, Arabic, African and Andalusian influences in architecture and lifestyle. Outside the walls of the Medina, one can find the modern area with the influences of the west, in particular the influence of the old French protectorate. The city is also beautifully sited; situated on the foot of the Atlas Mountains, near the breath taking valleys of Asni, Imlil, Ourigane or Ourika. The spectacle of the mountains is superb. Marrakech is very a fascinating and adventurous city, full of history and cultural. One can only experience this Arabian dream by visiting this magical city.
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