Marrakech is known as the “red city or Al Hamra,” a city in southwestern Morocco located within the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Marrakech is the second largest city and administrative center in Morocco.
Large cities in Morocco like Marrakech have a lively medina that is a wonderful maze of enchanting Arabic souks, small winding alleys of craftsman, fruit and vegetable markets along with a fascating architecture and Moorish gardens.
Souks are a major feature of Moroccan life. Artisan vendors of all kinds flock the streets selling a range of foods, clothes, carpets, jewelry and metals. Slippers, a vibrant display of culture, are referred to as baboosh.
Row after row of baboosh tower in the air, gentle turquoise, pomegranate, melon, lilac and pear green colored leathers attract the tourists eye. They also make for a great souvenir.
The pointed toe and flat heal are the main characteristics of the baboosh and are worn by both men and woman. Traditionally the men tend to wear yellow pointed slippers, or other light colors that help reflect the sun, accompanied by their traditional red fez hat. Moroccan woman wear brighter colors like pinks, blues and black with sequins, beads or glitter.
While Moroccan clothing may be evolving to a more contemporary image, traditional styles hold prominent at certain festivals, formal events and weddings. So if you are considering a Morocco tailor made tour a little baboosh flair could dress up your night on the town.
Here are the Top 10 Marrakech Sites To Visit comprised of Gardens, Museums & Monuments. Recommend on a Mararkech Private Tour or when visiting independently on your own:
#1 Majorelle Garden & The Berber Museum
#2 The Mosque of Koutoubia, Koutoubia Gardens & Tomb of Lalla Zohra
#3 The Bahia Palace
#4 El Badi Palace
#5 Ben Youssef Medersa
#6 Musee de Marrakech and Almoravid Koubba
#7 Marrakech Souks, Ramparts & Medina
#8 Saadian Tombs
#9 Musee Dar Si Said & Museum Tiskiwin
#10 Menara Gardens & Agdal Gardens – Option