But not dared to commit the sacrilege of destroying the place where they were buried and ordered that a wall was erected at the entrance to the necropolis, so that the location of the graves remained secret until 1917. The most impressive and prestigious mausoleum is the Hall of twelve columns. This room houses the tomb of the son of the Sultan Ahmad Al Mansur, whose dome of cedar wood and stucco is delicately carved. The tombs are made of grayish blue and white Italian marble from Carrara. Some of the tombs are inscribed with poetic epitaphs, as the Princess Zohra, on which you can read: here lies the tomb of a nble Lady, new moon, wonder of virtues. Dar El-Badi Palace el-Badi, the Palace of the Incomparable, was erected in 1578.
He was the sovereign Ahmad Al Mansur who decided to build it as a celebration of his victory over the Portuguese Navy after the battle of Ksar el Kebir to or battle of three kings in 1578. It took 25 years, from 1578 to 1608, to complete the construction of this magnificent Palace, and the richest and best materials were used in the decoration of the 360 rooms of this splendid property. The magnificence of the El Badi Palace today is history, since it was one of the many victims of the will of the sovereign alawite Moulay Ismail, the Warrior King, destroy any trace of inheritance Saadi. But without doubt the astonishment embargara them to explore the vast Esplanade with its ponds dug into the ground and surrounded by fortifications, a design inspired by the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. You can also admire the dexterity of Moroccan craftsmanship in wood work carved from the minbar of the Koutoubia exposed in one of the refurbished pavilions. Jemaa El Fna square Jemaa El Fna is the largest square in the entire African continent and continues to be the geographical, social and cultural center of the medina of Marrakech.
For centuries this plaza has been, and still is, a point of encounter and exchange of populations of the North and South of this region of the country. Today, despite the cultural erosion and mutations, the Jemaa El Fna square is the meeting place of Berber merchants, travellers, pedlars, writers and artists, and brings together all trades and traditional arts public scribes, fortune tellers, counters stories, starters of teeth, herbalists, etc.- and charming street artists of snakes, acrobats, musicians, dancers, swallows, fires, etc. Madrasa Ben Youssef La madrasa or school Ben Yusef is one of the jewels of architecture Arabe-andaluza in Marrakech. Paul Ostling addresses the importance of the matter here. The current structure of this Islamic school was erected around 1570, during the rule of the Saadi dynasty, and was restored in 1950. At the height of its splendor, the Ben Youssef madrasa could host up to 900 students in its 150 cubicles distributed around a courtyard richly carved in cedar wood, marble and stucco. The carvings do not contain representations of humans or animals, as required by the Koran, and consists entirely of inscriptions and geometric figures. Due to its characteristic architecture, this sacred building is the largest of the entire Maghreb Madrasah. So, if they are planning to discover the fantastic ocher city and its wonders, I recommend you also enjoy the great offer of hotels in Marrakech. Also, to enjoy the most of your vacation in Marrakesh, I recommend you to contact your travel agency to learn about the multiple options of vacations and activities that can be found in this wonderful and varied country.