Known as “The Red City”, Marrakesh is home to over 928,000 inhabitants, is one of the most stunning cities in Morocco – with its beautiful gardens and the High Atlas Mountains as its backdrop – and is one of its four imperial cities. The city was founded in 1602 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, cousin of the Almoravide king Youssef ibn Tashafin
These days it is the number one tourist destination in Morocco, known for its historical and cultural sites. Must-sees include the Ben Youssef Medersa, the Bahia and Badi palaces, the renowned Djemaa el Fna square, the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque and the Majorelle Gardens (and Berber Museum).
This year, Marrakesh has been busy is preparing itself to welcome over 25,000 participants to COP22 and related events.