Marrakech is the first attraction that this 6 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour itinerary takes you to visit. Also called the city light of Morocco, Marrakech is the city that never sleeps. It is the number one in Morocco for tourists, it is to say that every tourist traveling to Morocco has passed by this city. Clearly, as the original citizens of Morocco an North Africa were Berber, this city was at first settled by Imazighen farmers and they used to call it “Amur Nokoch” meaning the land of god. In fact, the word Morocco is originally from the name of this city, and still in some countries such as Iran they call Morocco as Marrakech.
Marrakech was found at first by the Berber Almoravids dynasty in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar the cousin of the king at that time. Soon enough the city has built itself as it grew to be the capital of Morocco. Now it is the fourth largest city in the country offering its visitors a number of beautiful places that are just breathtaking. Firstly there is the famous Square of Jamaa el Fna that you might have heard of. Definitely, it is one of the biggest squares in Morocco that gather huge numbers of people to show and watch. When the evening comes, this spot turns to be something of magic with the shiny lights, souk streets, and different people telling stories and showing their skills.
Next to this square lies the great tower of the Koutoubia mosque one of the unique minarets in the city that tells a lot about the history of the city. Furthermore, Marrakech is home to beautiful Gardens that usually tourist go visit. Besides to Mellah quarters, Saadians Tombs and many more.