Marrakech is the touristic capital of Morocco; it was founded by the Almoravid dynasty during the 11th century to become the capital for their empire. The location of Marrakech in the central part of Morocco made it an attractive market place for the African caravans for many centuries. The city is known for its souks (market place), palaces, Medrassas (schools and universities) and twisting streets.
Today the city is divided into two major parts: on one hand there is the ancient medina built at the 11th century, on the other hand there is the new city which was built during the French protectorate at the 20th century
Marrakech has become one of the favourite destinations for celebrities who love its preserved charm that knows how to combine luxury, refinement and authenticity. Marrakech then became a place renowned for its culture, its arts, its traditions and its architectural heritage, which gradually attracts a larger number of renowned artists, and politicians such us Winston Churchill who called Marrakech “ Paris of the Sahara” and said about it “Marrakesh is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon”.