Morocco is a country in north Africa, located on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts. The country’s immediate neighbors are Algeria and West Sahara. A large part of Morocco is covered in mountains. The country’s geography is truly unique and diverse. from the Mediterranean beaches of the north, to the Atlas mountain range and the incredible Sahara to the south. The rivers flowing down the Atlas open to beautiful and lush valleys. The effects of numerous invasions and colonial rule left an impression on Morocco. The history of the country begins with the Berbers, who lived in the area until the Roman Empire defeated Carthage and acquired the area in 146 BC. Even today, the remains of Roman architecture can be seen in Morocco. France’s colonization efforts have also left an impression on Morocco’s history. French is spoken in the majority of the population to this day, even though the Arabs and Islam definitely had the biggest effect on the country, which is why Islam is the main religion of the country. Morocco, the Star of Africa, is truly a magnificently beautiful country which you should definitely visit.
Marrakech is the shining star of northern Africa and Morocco. The city was established in 1062 by Yusuf Ibn Tashfin, the leader of the Moroccan Almoravid Empire. Marrakech is considered to be one of the most influential leaders of the country, promoting Islam to the entire country. Marrakech became the capital of the Almoravid Empire. A new religious movement, the Almohads, spread over Marrakech in 1147, which lead to Caliph Abd al-Mu'min’s refusal to enter the city, as he didn’t believe that the mosques of Marrakech were preaching the right religion.