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Medina of Marrakesh
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1070–72
Date of Inscription: 1985
Location: Africa, Morocco, Province of Marrakesh
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Description: The Almoravids Founded Marrakesh in 1070–72, it has since remained a political, economic and cultural centre. The whole western Muslim world felt its influence, from North Africa to Andalusia. It boasts a number of striking monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubiya Mosque, the Kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors, gardens, etc. Architectural gems from later periods consist of the Bandiâ Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, a number of grand residences and Place Jamaâ El Fna, an authentic open-air theatre. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Marrakech or Marrakesh (مراكش Marrakesh), known as the "Red City" or "Al Hamra," is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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