As its name points it out, the festival “Marrakech Folklore Days” is held in the ochre city “Marrakech “.

A great opportunity to discover the red emerald of Morocco!
There are one thousand and one ways of living it. Whatever is the way with which you will choose to experience Marrakech, you will take indeed a bit of Marrakech in you. It is a place full of surprises! With its countless markets, gardens, palaces and mosques, you are going to be amazed. Marrakech, named also the “red city” is the fourth biggest city of the Morrocan Kingdom after Casablanca, Fès and Tangier with 928 850 inhabitants in 2014, it remains the tourist capital of the country. More than a city, Marrakech is a polished pearl by history and taste of the reception, able to welcome its guests with open arms for centuries.

The city is subdivided into two distinct parts:
– the new city (or modern) many hotel complexes, boutiques, banks, tearooms and cafés with terraces are found there.
– the medina or historical city center (ten kilometers of surrounding wall), it is easy to imagine the caravans that loaded and unloaded their dromedaries by food, tools and craft objects. The typical souks offer all that one would expect: colours, ambiences, tastes, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces.

Marrakech is world-famous for its palm grove and its minaret, this city is a true living show where men and local folklore are skillfully staged in a medieval decor. An impressing cultural heritage with many monuments and best museums.

It is simply magical!

Its economy is principally based on tourism, trade and craft industry. The hotel infrastructure has grown quickly in recent years and it aims now on luxury tourism.

Known also by the Jemaa El Fna Place , the key city of Almoravides was founded in 1070, it is also known by big events and festivities as: Festival of the Popular Arts , Marrakech International Film Festival, Arts in Marrakech, Festival Samaa of Sacred Music, Festival of Contemporary Dance, Sun Festival: national festival of young people and music.

Marrakech is one of the most favourite destinations of celebrities that like its preserved charm which combines luxury, refinement and authenticity. The city was so qualified as «dream of one thousand and one nights» by Arielle Dombasle.

Marrakech became a reputed place for its culture, its arts, its traditions and its architectural heritage which seduces little by little a big number of famous artists.

Tourist information office – Morocco

El-Fna Jemaa, Arts and Culture

In the centre of Marrakech, on the Jemaa el-Fna Place, there are musicians, dancers, diviners, fortune-tellers, tattooists of the henna, snake charmers, handlers of monkeys, sellers of turtles, parrot-keepers, acrobats, jugglers, fire-eaters, water-carriers, sellers of orange juice, of snails and all fabulous storytellers who make laugh and dream about Marrackchis and about tourists of the whole world.
But there are also, every evening, from 17 hours, the ambulant restaurateurs who install their stands. Around the stand, are installed tables and benches where set up the guests of this colossal feast open-air!