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Marrakech

Marrakech is the third city of Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat. It is also an imperial city and the capital of the South. His strategical position, halfway the Atlantic coast and the first dunes of Sahara in bottom a knot of exchange for trade and a big craft centre. Behind his bulwarks reign a constant activity: souks are imposing and it is easy to lose his way.


Souk of blacksmithes
Souk of blacksmithes
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The snaky streets of the medina shelter splendid riads.


Inside Medina
Inside Medina
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Inside Medina
Inside Medina
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Inside Medina
Inside Medina
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At the entrance of souks you can find the place Jemaa El Fna. In the past, it was the place of suffering of the city, today it is a place of exchange. So during the day, it seems banal and inanimate, she is transformed from the end of afternoon into true "cour des miracles".  You can find there numerous traders, among whom the orange traders, the holders of water, the traders of spices or the snake charmers. Numerous storytellers also enliven the nights of this amazing place.


The place Jemaa-El-Fna
The place Jemaa-El-Fna
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The traders of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
The traders of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
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Snake charmers of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
Snake charmers of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
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Orange trader of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
Orange trader of the place Jemaa-El-Fna
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The place Jemaa-El-Fna
The place Jemaa-El-Fna
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Not far from this place, you can find the mosque of Koutoubia. Very famous and loved in everybody Muslim. His famous minaret is a leader of work of Spanish-Moorish art.



The minaret of Koutoubia
The minaret of Koutoubia
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Marrakech is also a city of pilgrimage. The pilgrim must visit the seven tombs of the saints which are in the city, among which five are located in Medina. The seven saints de Marrakech are represented by seven combed towers each of an olive tree. 


The Seven towers of marrakech
The Seven towers of marrakech
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But there are others treasure in Marrakech, like :




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