Marrakesh

Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It was founded in 1062 AD by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and second cousin of the Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. Marrakesh was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Marrakesh

Date of Inscription: 1985

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