The Blending of Old With New Attracts Adventurous Visitors to Marrakech

Morocco main squareIn Morocco an old city – Medina – adjoins Ville Nouvelle (New Town) to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Wander through the back alleys of the suks in old city then visit remarkable beautiful gardens in New Town, Marrakech. This beautiful Moroccan city has two different worlds within its borders and the culture shock can be life-changing.

It can be a challenge to navigate Old City because the alleyways can be confusing at first. But once you walk around for a day or two, the area becomes a little more familiar as the landmarks, especially the Koutobia Mosque, will help you get your bearings.

Medina’s town square is “Jemaa el-Fina” or “La Place,” the soul of Marrakech and it is the largest town square in the world. Here you can find countless places to shop for exotic souvenirs and trinkets. Spend time in a cafe along the terrace enjoying a meal or a cup of coffee while taking in the hustle and bustle of the busy town square.

The iconic walls that surround Old City are made of sun-dried clay called “Pise.” These walls are six miles long and actually change color over the course of the day based on the way the sunlight touches them. They change from ochre to deep orange then to pink and purple in the later afternoon and evening. El Badi Palace is another notable attraction in The Medina. A palace in ruin, this well-known tourist attraction is a must-see.

Jardin MajorelleVille Nouvelle (New Town) is a more westernized area of Marrakech. Western-style shopping and a more diverse restaurant selection can be found here. Jardin Majorelle is one of the beautiful gardens located in New Town. Although less than half of an acre, the garden provides an unforgettable sensory experience. It is the work of Jacques Majorelle; a painter, plant collector and visionary for the culture of Marrakesh.

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