This is a mysterious town, a pink town. A visit here is a must, as is a visit to Djeema El Fnaa, the old souk
(at the marketplace).
Founded in 1070 to 1072 by the Almoravids, Marrakesh remained a political, economic, and cultural centre for a long period. Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. It has several impressive monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubiya Mosque, the Kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors, gardens, etc. Later architectural jewels include the Bandiâ Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, several great residences, and Place Jamaâ El Fna, a veritable open-air theatre.