The ideal destination to get to know the real Morocco and discover its modern side
“The Red City” of Morocco or, as it is better known, Marrakech, is one of the main cities in Morocco. This nickname comes from the red ochre colour of the outside of its buildings, a natural colour from the soil in the area, which was traditionally used as a building material. In the south of the country and located at the feet of the Atlas Mountains, it is, together with Meknes, Fez and Rabat, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Marrakech will surprise you with its exoticness and uniqueness as well as its natural surroundings.
Marrakech is essentially divided into two parts. On one side, you have the centre, with the Medina or old city as its main attraction; surrounded by spectacular red-soil bastions, it is one of the must-see places in Marrakech. On the other side of the walls, the “ville nouvelle” or new city is also worth exploring. It was built by the French during the colonial era.