Rank in Morocco
Rank in Africa
Steeped in history, culture, and architecture—Marrakesh, also known as Marrakech, is a city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth-largest city in the country and is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. The city is located at the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Marrakech was founded in 1062 by Yusuf ibn Tashfin, leader of the Moroccan Almoravid Empire. Today the modern and the ancient worlds coexist comfortably with each other. The city has labyrinthine streets, huge courtyards, well-maintained gardens, and exquisite mosaics. The city is best navigated with a guide, particularly someone who knows the city well. Marrakech plays an important part in the economy of Morocco. Improvements in infrastructure have led to a dramatic rise in the number of visitors to the ancient city—over two million tourists annually. The French especially have taken a liking to Marrakech and many French celebrities have bought property in the city.
Despite the global recession of 2007, people invested heavily in Marrakech's real estate. The city saw substantial developments in tourism, including hotels and leisure centers, golf courses, and health spas. In 2012, 19 new hotels were scheduled to open and have since made a significant contribution to the local and national economy. Avenue Mohammed VI boasts of Africa's largest nightclub, Pacha Marrakech, and also has two large cinema complexes, Le Colisée à Gueliz and Cinéma Rif, and a new shopping precinct, Al Mazar.
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