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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Medina of Marrakesh is the fortified old city within modern-day Marrakesh. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1985. The medina was established in the 11th century, specifically around 1070-72, and over the centuries grew to become an influential cultural, economic and political center for the western Muslim world.

Today the Medina of Marrakesh holds many important monuments from the time of its golden age. Among the sights here include the Koutoubiya Mosque, the Kasbah, the fortification, bastions and gateways into the old city, within which are gardens and palaces. Within the Medina of Marrakesh is Djemaa el Fna, the biggest souk in Morocco and one of the busiest market squares in Africa and throughout the world.


Carpets in the souk of the medina of Marrakesh
Carpets in the souk of the medina of Marrakesh
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Medina of Marrakesh was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, 2 - 6 December, 1985.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N31 37 53.004 W7 59 12.012 in the province of Marrakesh, Morocco
Inscription Year: 1985
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV, V

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