As eternal as the snows on the
highest peaks, as impressive as the Atlas Mountains, as steeped in
history as the palm trees are rooted in the earth, the perfect proportions
of the Ménara pavilion may
be contemplated, mirrored in the quiet still waters that stand before it,
you cannot miss Marrakesh.
The mightiest kings fought for it, a line of dynasties inherited it, sages,
craftsmen, architects, painters
and sculptors of all ages built magnificent
palaces, mosques, gardens and Koranic
schools. Marrakesh, the imperial city which, at
dawn of its history, gave Morocco its name.
The Berbers and the Arabs come together
here, to mingle with the nomads and the
mountain people. Every imaginable commodity
abounds, craftsmanship flourishes, and there
are palaces, hotels, restaurants, golf courses
and a casino:
Marrakesh is the unchallenged capital of
In the copper souk where the metal is worked by craftsmen following age-old
traditions, their faces
set in profound concentration. Or the Laghzal Souk, home of the wool merchants.
Or in el Btana with
its sheepskins. Or even in the hubbub of the Zarbia souk, where carpets
and caftens are sold to the
highest bidder... "Marocevasions.com"