Sacred period, Ramadan is an opportunity to reconnect with the history and culture of Morocco but also more widely, spirituality. So even if it's over soon, we take the opportunity to discover or rediscover the history of Marrakech through its cultural or historical sites. Made in Marrakech has selected 10 emblematic places of the ocher city.
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It's the symbol of the city par excellence!
Its building was built in 1120 during the reign of Abdel Moumen, the first ruler of the Almoravid reign, and was rebuilt a few years later by Abu Yusuf Yacoub Al-Mansour, to whom we owe today the final appearance of the Koutoubia. Arranged as a T on more than 5,300 m², the mosque contains one of the largest prayer halls on the continent, accommodating 20,000 people. As for its minaret of 77 meters, it is the highest of the city and symbolizes thanks to its three copper balls, three holy lands of Islam: Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
Berber Ecomuseum of Ourika
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Housed in a traditional Kasbah of the village, the Ourika Ecomuseum of the Ourika presents a collection of objects representative of the Amazigh world, weaving and photography. Open on the Douar of Tafza as on the world, the place presents a permanent collection as well as a temporary exhibition to better apprehend our multiple culture.
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Witnesses of a whole dynasty, the Saadian tombs date from the 16th century but at the arrival of the Alawites, they were entirely walled and forgotten until 1917. The necropolis is divided into three main spaces: the hall of the Mihrab, former oratory and hall of prayer that dazzles with stalactites of stucco and marble from Italy; the splendid hall of the twelve columns containing the tomb of Sultan Ahmed "the Golden", at the origin of the place; and the room of the three niches containing the tombs of the children of the Saadian sultans.
Square of the 7 saints
Located in the district of Bab Doukkala, this platform was built to pay tribute to seven religious figures and patrons of the city, who were buried there. Having lived at different times, these saints have only one point in common: Sufism and the incarnation of a part of Moroccan history. The opportunity to plunge back into their respective history.
The museum of women
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A premiere in North Africa, the Women's Museum is a tribute to women and their role in the country's history, arts, culture, science, and the economic and social life of the country. Kingdom. Until next September, we can admire the exhibition Femmes Pionnières, paying tribute to three Moroccan women: Malika El Fassi, signatory of the manifesto of independence, Izza Gennini, documentary filmmaker and Rachida Touijri, painter.