Founded in 1070–72 by the Almoravids, Marrakesh remained a political, economic and cultural centre for a long period. Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. It has several impressive monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubiya Mosque, the Kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors, gardens, etc. Later architectural jewels include the Bandiâ Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, several great residences and Place Jamaâ El Fna, a veritable open-air theatre.

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2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Medina et le jardin d'Agdal
  • Jardin de la Menara

Medina et le jardin d'Agdal

Jardin de la Menara

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Morocco 
Category
Cultural
Name
Medina of Marrakesh
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1985
Keyword
Registered in 1985