The fourth biggest city of Morocco and the capital of Marrakesh-Safi in the southwest of the kingdom, Marrakesh (or Marrakech as it is spelt in French) lies across the plains south of the snow-capped Atlas mountains. It is one of the four former ‘imperial’ cities of the kingdom of Morocco, the others being Fes, Meknes and Rabat, the current capital city. Founded in 1062, the city today has evolved over the centuries, absorbing different cultures and influences and stories over the years to create a heady mix of its own. And so we present to you some of the sights of the Red City of Marrakesh. ALSO READ: Photos of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s Incredible Climbing and Trekking Destination Also Read - Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 in UK And Morroco: Crescent Moon to be Sighted on THIS Day

Jamaa el Fna, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa, a famous square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter

Jamaa el Fna market square, Marrakesh, Morocco, north Africa. Jemaa el-Fnaa, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa is a famous square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter Also Read - Morocco arrests three suspects in hikers' murder: source



Koutoubia Mosque in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh

Koutoubia Mosque in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh, Morocco Also Read - General Assembly officially adopts roadmap for migrants to improve safety

The Bab Agnaou gate, built in the 12th century during the reign of the Almohad dynasty; it is one of the 19 gates of Marrakesh

Marrakesh  Marrakesh gate  picture showing the Bab Agnaou gate in Marrakesh



People walking on a typical street in Marrakesh

People walking on the street in Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa

The beautiful Majorelle Garden, a botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden; the Le Jardin has a water fountain painted in Majorelle Blue

The beautiful Majorelle Garden is a botanical ,tropical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. Le Jardin has a water fountain painted in Majorelle Blue

Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace whose name translates to ‘brilliance’, with incredible floral painted-wood ceilings and tilework

Bahia Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco

Traditional Arabic handcrafted, colorful decorated plates shot at the market in Marrakesh

Traditional arabic handcrafted, colorful decorated plates shot at the market in Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa

A typical Friday atmosphere at the aisles of a souk in the medina quarter

A typical Friday atmosphere at the aisles Souk in Marrakesh Medina

Colorful Arabic lamps and lanterns on display for sale in a souq in Marrakesh

Arabic lamps and lanterns in the Marrakesh,Morocco

Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city along the former caravan route between Sahara and Marrakesh, situated in Souss Massa Draa on a hill along the Ounila River

Ait Benhaddou,fortified city, kasbah or ksar, along the former caravan route between Sahara and Marrakesh in present day Morocco. It is situated in Souss Massa Draa on a hill along the Ounila River

Panoramic view of Marrakesh and the snow capped Atlas mountains of Morocco

Panoramic view of Marrakesh and the snow capped Atlas mountains, Morocco

Marrakesh gets the name Red City from the red sandstone walls and buildings within the city, built in the 12th century. It was, for many hundreds of years, the center of trade, culture and religion in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. Even today, Jemaa el-Fnaa remains the busiest square in the continent. NOW READ: A Photo Tour of Sariska National Park in Rajasthan

Here in this city, you’ll see prime examples of Islamic architecture in its ancient mosques, especially the Koutoubia and Ali ben Youssef Madarsa. And the Miaâra Jewish cemetary and Lazama Synagogue in Marrakesh’s Jewish district show off the more inclusive part of the city. And the place you cannot miss at all is the medina, the city’s network of souqs interconnected by a series of narrow, twisted alleyways. The square of Jemaa el-Fnaa at its center, where you’ll find everyone from musicians to magicians working everyone to a frenzy. And that’s sort of what Marrakesh as a whole does to you as well.