Marrakech is situated in North Africa and it is one of the biggest cities in Morocco. The representative attribute of this beautiful city is its combination of the old fortified city (the Medina) and an adjacent modern city (Gueliz). This is very common for the North African cities.
The Medina is gorgeous because of its red walls, which burn orange to blood red against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. There are many historical monuments worth seeing, such as the Ali ben Youssef Medersa (a former Quranic school), the two palaces-Bahia and the ruined El Badi, The Koutoubia Mosque-the tallest building in the city and many other landmarks that can not be missed.
The best part of a trip in Marrakech is, of course, the shopping. Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa El Fna. As the morning sun warms the square, stalls serve up freshly-squeezed orange juice and dried fruits, while snake-charmers and monkey handlers prowl around hoping to slip their charges onto the shoulders of snap-happy tourists. Later in the afternoon, the food vendors install their stalls and prepare their delicious delicacies, like cous cous, tajines (named after the special pot in which it is cooked), kefta (spicy minced lamb), kebabs and merguez (spicy sausage).