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Marrakech, or Marrakesh, is also known as the red city. It is a significant and a vital city located in Morocco. The city is situated in the foot hills of the Atlas Mountains which are covered with snow all year round. The word Marrakesh is an Arabic word and it means the land of God and idols. Marrakesh is the capital city of the Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz region. The Europeans, Arabs and the Persians long ago used to call this place the Kingdom of Marrakesh.

The city has one of the largest traditional markets and it stays busy the entire year. Tourists come from all over the world to buy items from Marrakech. Not only does the area have a very active day life, but as the night descends, the city becomes even more interesting and active. The place is a city of entertainment and one can find great artists, drummers, dancers, musicians, comedians and storytellers.

There are countless options for dining, from fast and cheap to slow and expensive, everyone will find what they are looking for. The city does not have many historical monuments, rather, its beauty lies in the location and weather.

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Pictures of Marrakech (click on the pictures to enlarge)



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