A Marrakech holiday can introduce you to the rich variety of North African life. History and culture, its religion and cuisine. Everyone likes the sun, the chance to relax and really feel. Therefore forget the problems of everyday life back at home. Those who choose Morocco holiday and more precisely Marrakech are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
History and culture
There are museums to explore and you can delve into the history of the region. However by going down a few steps into the Koubba. El–Badiyin is a surviving example of Moorish history from the 12th century. It is thought to have been part of a mosque at that time. The most visited monument in the city is a walled garden with mosaic graves from the Saadian period. There are three small pavilions holding graves, many were for the princes from the 18th century. But also others from before that time.
One of the pavilions holds the grave of Sultan Ahmed El-Mansour who ruled at the end of the 16th century. His palace is definitely worth a visit. It is now a fairly bare ruin but in its time it included walls and ceilings encrusted with gold brought all the way from Timbuktu. It took over 20 years to put together the pools, gardens, and pavilions and was finished just before the Sultan died.
Marrakech Tours are designed to show you the essence of the city. You can take your pick of the things you wish to see. In museums such as Dar Si Said there are many exhibits of crafts. Woodwork, kitchen implements, musical instruments, and weapons.
Leather is definitely one of the things for which the city is famous. If you go to the tannery area you must be prepared for real pungent smells. From the series of containers holding foul-smelling liquids. Little has changed since medieval days in terms of the process with bird droppings still being an essential part of the tanning process. It’s an experience but whether you want to hang around long enough to shop is another question. Elsewhere there are plenty of shops selling excellent leather goods and not a hint of the smell that you experienced earlier.
Marrakech Holiday Shopping
The Souks of Marrakech will certainly lighten your wallet during your holiday in Marrakech. Because there is far more than leather on offer. There are plenty of textiles and Moroccan carpets are world-renowned. You will have the chance to taste the spices of the country whenever you sit down in a restaurant. If you want to know more they will all be available for sale when your guide shows you the markets. In addition, there are indeed many handicrafts that you may like to buy so it is worth traveling light. Which you can do during the warm months to leave space in your case.