Marrakech is a former imperial city in Western Morrocco. It is also a major economic centre and home to beutiful mosques, gardens and palaces. Marrakech is a city that was founded in 1062 AD by Abu Bakr ibn Umar ibn Ibrahim ibn Turgut. Abu Bakr ibn Umar ibn Ibrahim ibn Turgut was a well known commander of the Almoravids and also a chieftain of the Lamtuna Berbers (a nomadic tribe). The city is said to have grown rapidly and became known as a cultural centre that attracted craftsmen from Seville and Cordoba who are today held responsible for building and decorating a lot of places in the rich city.
After Casablanca and Rabat, Marrakech is the third largest city in the northwest African country of Morocco.
With more than 400 fantastic hotels to choose from, you've plenty of choice when it comes to holiday accommodation in this popular part of Morocco. Enjoy some five-star living at the Atlas Medina & Spa, La Mamounia or The Pearl. Need something a little more affordable? The Hotel Aday, Riad Azalia and Dar Assila all offer comfortable lodgings for short to long-term stays at a fraction of the cost of elsewhere. Perfect if you're looking to save on accommodation so you can spoil yourself while you stay in town.