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As eternal as the snows on the highest peaks, as impressive as the Atlas Mountains, as steeped in history as the palm trees are rooted in the earth, the perfect proportions of the Ménara pavilion may be contemplated, mirrored in the quiet still waters that stand before it, you cannot miss Marrakesh.
The mightiest kings fought for it, a line of dynasties inherited it, sages, craftsmen, architects, painters and sculptors of all ages built magnificent palaces, mosques, gardens and Koranic schools. Marrakesh, the imperial city which, at dawn of its history, gave Morocco its name.
The Berbers and the Arabs come together here, to mingle with the nomads and the mountain people. Every imaginable commodity abounds, craftsmanship flourishes, and there are palaces, hotels, restaurants, golf courses and a casino:
Marrakesh is the unchallenged capital of Southern Morocco.
In the copper souk where the metal is worked by craftsmen following age-old traditions, their faces set in profound concentration. Or the Laghzal Souk, home of the wool merchants. Or in el Btana with its sheepskins. Or even in the hubbub of the Zarbia souk, where carpets and caftens are sold to the highest bidder...
||POPULAR ART: A GENUINE FESTIVAL
Every year, the ruins of the el Badii palace provide the grandiose setting for the national festival of popular art. This is the showplace for music, dance and songs, costumes, jewelry and ornaments for family or religious celebrations. Quite enchanting!
THE TREASURE OF THE DAR SI SAID MUSEUM
Jewelry in finely worked silver, oil lamps in Tatoudannt stone, embroidered leather, rustic pottery, marble magnificent pots, chests, Berber jewelry: it is like walking through a dream. Especially the favorite's bedroom with its exceptionally beautiful collection of carpets.
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