The Red City
The name "MOROCCO" originates from the name of Marrakech originally called "Morkach", a name that was given to him by historians.
Around 1000 BC, Marrakech was a camp where RVers who provided a flourishing trade with black Africa, were there to stop before crossing the Sahara. It is in 1062 that the Almoravid leader, Youssef Ben Tachfine taken this place as camp for his armies. He built the first mosque.
Marrakech at the instigation of the Almoravids became an important cultural, commercial, and religious beamed across the Maghreb, Andalusia, and black Africa.
It was at this time that Marrakech was elected capital of the kingdom.
It was also at this time that was the planting of the palm.
During the reign of the first kings Almohads, the "Red City" is the capital of a prosperous empire is Yacoub Al Mansour who finished the mosque and the minaret of the Koutoubia.
Marrakech still retains its legendary charm and beauty, and it is not by chance that the poets, artists, writers, and scholars come to discover his secret.