The ancient city of Marrakech is located at the foot of the Atlas mountain range, the gateway to the Sahara Desert.

Marrakech is also known as the Red or Rose city, it is one of the most influential and popular cities in Northern Africa since its birth in 1070.

It became the beating heart of the Almoravid (desert nomads of Morocco) empire that conquered most of North-western Africa including Andalucía in Spain and parts of Portugal.