Morocco’s “Jewel of the South” lies at the base of the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Medina, at the heart of the city, is a beguiling market that has changed little since the Middle Ages, hemmed in by ancient ramparts it remains a bewitching labyrinth of hidden palaces, souks, mansions and bazaars. Marrakech is a vibrant, intoxicating city that provides lasting memories.
Located on the Haouz plains, this ancient city was originally a trading post and resting point for travelers from Timbuktu following the ancient trade routes.
- Morocco is only 8 miles (13 km) from Europe, across the Strait of Gibraltar.
- White is the color of mourning in Morocco. A Moroccan widow wears white for 40 days after the death of her husband.