Marrakech is a vibrant city surrounded by natural beauty. At its heart, it is bustling with culture and old architecture, busy souks, and rejuvenating hammams. Just outside of its borders lie the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains, while the Berber culture energizes every step of a visit to this Moroccan destination. The best of Marrakech, from its gardens to its major landmarks, to shopping, and eating. It aims to give visitors the best blend of history and modern adventure, with various tour options for your last day, to cater to travelers of all interest types. Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.