The American newspaper The New York Times highlighted the charm of Marrakesh and its tourism potential, a city that blends authenticity and modernity.
The newspaper highlighted, in an article by journalist Seth Sherwood, that historical monuments are present in the city of Marrakesh, noting that this walled city, with a history of nearly a thousand years, and which has been classified as a world heritage by UNESCO, is considered “the heart of the ancient capital of Morocco.”
The newspaper praised the beauty of the minaret of the ancient Koutoubia Mosque and the El Badi Palace, which dates back to the sixteenth century, highlighting that Marrakesh is distinguished by being an “oasis of Islamic architecture.”
The author of the article said, “When you visit Marrakesh, you not only discover a haven of Islamic architecture, dazzling traditional craftsmanship, stunning contemporary design” and the best restaurants in North Africa, “but you also provide moral and economic support to a region in the midst of the reconstruction process.”
In the same context, the newspaper touched on the ancient Ben Youssef school, whose history extends over several centuries, and which clearly embodies the high skill of craftsmen, especially in the art of ceramic tiles and engraving.
The newspaper also reviewed the city’s Jewish heritage, including the Mallah neighborhood, which was built in the sixteenth century, and the Jewish cemetery, as well as historical Jewish synagogues such as the Azama Prayer Synagogue, which now has a museum.
According to the New York Times, Marrakesh is also considered the art capital of North Africa, thanks to its galleries, which are located in particular in the “new city” of Gueliz.
The author of the article did not miss mentioning the legendary Jemaa el-Fna, and the markets and bazaars that are full of masterpieces of traditional craftsmanship.
The New York Times published this article accompanied by stunning pictures on its “36 Hours” page, which shows readers how to spend 36 hours in the best way, in a world-famous tourist destination.