Marrakech or “Amour n’yakouch” in Berber tongue means the land of God gave its name to Morocco for more than two centuries. The city of palms or the red city, as Moroccans call it, takes its name for the natural red ochre pigment that bedecks its walls and buildings can at time seem dominant. Marrakech is like all Moroccan cities, it's a town of two halves: the ancient walled Medina, and the colonial Ville Nouvelle. Marrakech is the first tourist destination in Morocco, it has always been something of marketplace where tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods, spend their money and find entertainment.
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