Something for the ladies
There are lots of women in Marrakech who walk around in shorts / mini skirts & vest tops, especially in the Ville Nouvelle part, and they never seem to have any trouble whatsoever... However, I prefered to cover up my shoulders, legs and hair while having a wander through the old medina and most women travellers we met felt the same.... Just something to bear in mind when your deciding whether or not to take your favourite cardi!!!
Not the perfect alternative...
We saw quite a few locals on bicycles, but with the traffic going on in Marrakesh it did not seem like a good idea for us.
Interesting enough, there was a "rent-a-bicycle" area right across the street from our hotel, so it seems as if this is not unusual at all. It was just our personal decision not to rent a bike!
If, like me, you're not so fond of snakes then you'll find the square a nightmare to traverse during daylight hours. All seems safe as you walk along and then a tambourine is lifted to expose a hooded cobra that turns to watch you as you walk by.
As in the world over no photo comes free and the square is no exception. "You pays your money and you takes your photo!"
Saadian Tombs Inside
There are in this place 3 diferents rooms with tombs pne of the is the one for "children" ( men that where not married where also call children ). All the garden or patio is also full of tombs. Incredible work from the floor to the ceiling.
THE RED TOWN
The médina, of which it pregnant was built in 1126-1127 goes up at the period almoravide. When this dynasty succumbed, in 1147, the monuments for the majority were destroyed. Under the sovereigns Almohades (1147-1269), Marrakech knew a new and unequalled prosperity. Since 1147-1158, Abd Mou'men made raise, on the ruins of the foundations almoravides, the mosque of Koutoubia, whose incomparable minaret of 77 meters, essential monument of Moslem architecture, is the one of the great reference marks of the urban landscape and the symbol even of the city.
Its successors Abou Yacoub Youssef, and especially Yacoub Mansour were true renovating capital; creating new districts and widening leenceinte urban, strengthening the kasba, with its enclosure of ramparts and its doors, its mosque, its palates, its market, its hospital, its place d'armes and its gardens, ensuring their influence on l'environnement by plantations and works d'art. Marrakech exerted a considerable influence on l'architecture of the sahéliennes cities: Djenné and Tombouctou in particular.