Marrakech is an important and former imperial city in Morocco.

The city of Marrakech is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz).

Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Place Jemaa el-Fna.

The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, snake charmers, dancers and musicians.

By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.

 

On September 2010 I've spent just few hours in Marrakech, where I took few pictures with my compact digital camera. 

All images © 2010 Riccardo Polini

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