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Marrakech - Tour of the Ramparts

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Morocco  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 50 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 100 Euro (EUR)

Tucked at the edge of the desert, at the foot of a fantastic rock and snow wall, the “Pearl of the south” appears as a mirage, its verdant oasis contrasting starkly with the rugged, often barren landscape of the Haouz plains. City is divided by two distinct areas: the old city, or Medina, surrounded by a long walls, and the new city Gueliz, outside the wall. The two areas are connected by numerous of gates.

Ramparts: more than 19 km in length and pierced by approximately 20 monumental gates. It was constructed by the Almoravids at the beginning of the 12th century.

The Koutoubia: the mosque dates back to the 12th century, it was constructed by the Almoravids. The 77 m tall minaret, one of the highest in the Muslim world.

Jamaa El fna de Marrakech

El Bahia Palace: construction of the palace lasted 10 years, spread out over an area of 8 hectares, it houses almost 150 rooms. Patios, interior courtyards planted with cypress and rare species vegetal, fountains and splendid pools form a veritable palace of the 19th century.

El Badi Palace: was constructed by the Saadien between 1578 and 1603, the palace was demolished in 1683, of the original structure, only pools and ruins remain to allow us to imagine its ancient splendour.

Palais Bahia in Marrakech

Saadien Tombs: Are richly decorated tombs, the rooms and the court housing the graves of all the reigning families of the Saadien dynasty. Unique ornamentation marble columns, ornate ceiling panels of carved plaster.

The Tanneries Quarter

Tour of the Palmeraie: the Palmeraie stretches out over 13000 hectares. Dating back to the 12th century irrigates its 100.000 palm trees. This is good place to admire the magnificent sunset.

Menara Gardens: digged in the 12th century by the Almohads, the Menara vast garden populated by ancient olive trees that are irrigated by a 3 hectare central basin.

Majorelle Gardens: this enchanting garden, planted with rare tropical plants, was created in 1920 by the celebrated French painter Jacques Majorelle. The garden surrounds a small art deco residence that served as his studio until his death in 1962. Purchased has been converted into a museum of Islamic art.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Supplier Information
Location: Morocco
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010
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We will offer you the chance to visit an oasis of peace, quiet, comfort and serenity in outstanding surroundings. We will provide you with accommodation in a traditional house and a former family home in the historic center of the "Red City" that has been totally refurbished throughout to bring back to life...

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