Destination of The Week: Marrakesh

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Destination of The Week: Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a city situated in Morocco, a north African country bordering the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea, and it is heavily influenced by earlier settlers— Berbers, Arabians and Andalusians.
Marrakesh is reported to be the fourth largest city (one of the four imperial cities) in Morocco, after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier.
In the Southwest, Marrakesh is 327 KM away from Rabat– Moroccan capital, 580 KM away from Tangier, and 153 miles away from the Northeast of Agadir, while it shares border with Casablanca at the South.
 Marrakesh

Transportation

Transport via Air— Marrakesh International Airport, by road and by rail— Marrakesh Railway Station which connects the Metropolitan to Casablanca and Northern Morocco.

Tourist Attractions

 Marrakesh Museum is situated in the Dar Menebhi Palace, which was built at the tail-end of the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was converted to a museum in 1997.
The museum holds artefacts of both modern and traditional Moroccan art.
Other museums are; Dar si Said Museum and Museum of Islamic Art.
Marrakesh

Music

Berber music, which is heavily influenced by Andalusia classical music, and Gnaoua music.

Arts/Craft

Riad decor is mostly used for carpets, textiles, ceramics, metal work and zelij.

Festivals

National and Islamic festivals are celebrated in Marrakesh across Morocco.
Cultural festivals are Folklore Festival, The Marrakesh Festival of Popular Arts and The Berber Festival.
The International Film Festival.

Cuisine

Tanjia Marrakshia— a local meal prepared with beef meat, spices up and slowly cooked in a traditional oven. Tanjines can be prepared with chicken, beef, lamb or fish with fruits such as Olives and preserved Lemon.
Other meals you can find in Marrakesh are • Shrimp,/Chicken and Lemon-filled briouats
• Rice cooked with saffron, raisins, spices and almonds.
• Pastilla is a fio-wrapped pie stuffed with minced chicken served with mint and sugar

Drinks

• Green Tea is usually served with mint and sugar, and it is heavily consumed in Marrakesh.
•Orange Juice
As expected, being an Islamic dominated, alcoholic drinks are not heavily consumed. But for those who love to grab a bottle or two, alcoholic drinks are sold in some hotel bars and restaurants.
Marrakesh

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