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Marrakech is the second largest Moroccan city and a popular African city in the world of tourism for its many fascinating features. This great city lies near the foothills of the famous Atlas Mountains which are snow-capped heights in the heart of the Sahara desert and it attracts tourists who lodge at hotels in Marrakech.
This January, Marrakech hosts one of the most exciting sporting activities in the athletic world; the International Marathon of Marrakech. The event, which includes full and half Marathon is patronized by the Moroccan monarch, King Mohammed VI, and the twenty third edition of this excitement comes up on the 29th January 2012. Over 5,000 athletes from all around the world are expected at this event, which begins at the Marathon village and passes through a route that includes Marrakech streets, which are lined with palm trees, olive trees, orange, and lemon.
The city was built as the new capital of the Almoravids and the Almohades. Work first started on this city as a new capital in the eleventh century as it was founded in the plains near the Tensift River. Marrakech was an important Saharan trade route and following the French occupation, the modern part Marrakech, also called Morocco, was built in 1913. The city which was once the capital of Morocco comprises an old fortified quarter and an adjacent modern city.
Marrakech, the city of 1001 nights is renowned for its seven saints of Islamic mysticism and it is visited often by Muslim Sufi tourists from around the world.
The city of Marrakech is also fascinating to tourists on account of its market called souk in the local language. This Marrakechi market is the largest traditional market in Morocco. Marrakech similarly has one of the busiest squares in Africa and indeed in the world called the Djemaa el Fana. This square is alive with storytellers, musicians, dancers and other sundry entertainers. The square is also unique for its night market, which is full of food sellers who turn the square to one of the busiest and most expensive open-air restaurant the world would ever know.
Tourists at Marrakech also get excited at the landmarks of Marrakech’s ruined walls, twisting streets and markets. The sultan's palace, the 12th-century Koutoubia mosque and royal tombs are some of the city’s magnetising spots for tourists who lodge at Marrakech hotels.
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